Manager Council Water Operations

Job No: PEAK311
Location: North Queensland

  • 2-3-month contract with possibility of Permanent Role
  • Local Government or Water Authority experience
  • Up to $170K as a guide + Accommodation Assistance



This region’s rainforests, tropical beaches and islands and its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef make it a must-see tourist destination. Being regarded as an idyllic region in North QLD adds to its liveability and attraction for investors, retirees, families, and tourists, many of whom have been seduced into staying after experiencing the relaxed outdoor lifestyle, the warm climate and spectacular scenery.

As a genuine opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds – you can have an enviable lifestyle underpinned by a rewarding contract with one of the region’s pre-eminent employers.

The Position

As a strong leader, you are passionate about providing quality services for your community, and ensuring sustainability is at the heart of the water operations team. Driving constructive improvements and looking after the water reticulation network will be your overriding objective.  This is a pivotal role in ensuring high quality, reliable and sustainable services are provided to meet the needs of this growing regional area in North Queensland.

Reporting to the Executive Manager you will have responsibility for leading and galvanising the existing team leaders and operators. Leading from a firm standpoint will ensure optimum productivity and performance across Council’s water systems and assets. The technical aspects of water systems planning, capital budget development, design and contract management are managed by others so this will allow you to get in and ensure maximum productivity out of the sizeable team.

About you

As a motivated and proactive Senior Manager/Water Engineer, you will have the right combination of talent and energy underpinned by a commitment to operational excellence. The position will suit an effective and decisive leader with proven commercial acumen, highly developed stakeholder engagement skills and a strong focus on the benefit this role will bring to the community.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with either Local Government or Water Authority experience. Regardless, this is your chance to secure a short-term contract to live and work in a beautiful coastal area in North Queensland. You will also have the chance to be considered for the Permanent position if this holds some appeal.

Why this Role?

If you are interested in driving change in an organisation and enjoy seeing your leadership result in enabling people to embrace operational efficiencies this is an outstanding opportunity. Importantly, you will available at short notice to start a new contract and commit to seeing it through.

As a guide, a remuneration of up to $170K (pro-rated for the contract period) will be paid to the successful applicant dependent upon experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the information above carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  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: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage. 

Applications will close on Tuesday January 12th 2021 at 10pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time. 

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall, Principal Consultant Recruitment, Peak Services on 0438 943 854.

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