Director of Infrastructure

Job No: PEAK237
Location: Cunnamulla

About the Region


Paroo Shire covers nearly 48,000km2 and incorporates the towns of Cunnamulla, Yowah, Eulo and Wyandra. Cunnamulla, meaning “long stretch of water”, is the hub of the Shire and gets its name from the picturesque Warrego River which meanders past the town and has proven a popular spot for fishing and water sports.

The Paroo Shire features wide open spaces and is an area rich in history, eco-systems, flora, and fauna. The Shire is highly regarded by bird watchers as the diverse eco-systems lend themselves to ideal habitats for many species. Its main industries are beef, prime lamb, wool production, goats, apiary, wildlife harvesting, opal mining and a growing tourism industry.

In the Paroo Shire, we are original, vibrant, hard-working and friendly. We have a strong community spirit and are welcoming to all. Boasting two schools, a safe environment, an abundance of wide-open spaces, low-cost living and many free and low-cost community activities to enjoy; Paroo Shire is the perfect place to raise a family or enjoy a relaxed lifestyle.


 About the Organisation 


Ditch the long commute and move to a friendly country town where you will:

  • Lead and maintain a strong team environment and inclusive culture, and provide an integrant role in the Executive Leadership Team. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will need to be skilled at providing the team with clear objectives and inspire a positive working environment.
  • Project manage construction and maintenance programs to successful, high-quality outcome on time, on budget. These works will include but are not limited to roadworks, bridges, water, sewerage, waste, airports, sporting facilities, and parks and gardens infrastructure.
  • Provide input into and delivering on the strategic direction for the Infrastructure Department.
  • Have the opportunity to be an integral part of delivering several milestone projects for the region. Council has recently funding for projects including the new Council & Community Enterprise Centre, Sewerage Treatment Plant and Relining project, Cunnamulla Hot Springs & Riverwalk, multicultural community migrant resettlement project to name just a few.

The ideal candidate will have held a similar role in managing a complex team in a rural remote setting and ideally hold an engineering qualification with added advantage being provided to an RPEQ applicant. An attractive remuneration package including subsidised housing is available for the right candidate.



Position Details

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Peak Services is working in conjunction with Paroo Shire council, exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory but may be added if so desired. 

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The application closing time is 22nd February at 10 pm. Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time. For any enquiries, please contact Celia Jones on 0409 119 561.


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