First listed on: 18 April 2017

Director Infrastructure

  • Drive cultural change and organisational efficiency
  • Ensure the community is provided with high quality services and facilities
  • Excellent remuneration package including Council housing


Paroo Shire is situated in South West Queensland covering an area of 47,727 km2. Cunnamulla is the Shire’s administrative centre with surrounding townships of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah. Agricultural production, particularly livestock, dominates the area’s economy with retail, transport and storage, personal services, health and community services, accommodation, hospitality, tourism being other significant enterprise sectors. An opportunity has arisen for a technical professional to join Council’s Executive Management Team in the role of Director Infrastructure.

Reporting to the CEO and managing a team of up to 50 staff, this challenging role is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of Council’s works and infrastructure assets and for providing Council with high quality construction and maintenance programs for roadworks, bridges, water, waste and parks and gardens. You will also ensure efficient and effective financial management and performance of Council, that the Shire is appropriately resourced and demonstrating strong leadership, enhance relationships with staff, internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate is a tertiary qualified Civil Engineer with extensive management experience in civil engineering, road maintenance / construction or similar. RPEQ status, or eligibility, will be well regarded, as will experience in Road Maintenance Performance Contract (RMPC) contract administration,maintenance of water supply and waste management systems and knowledge of the other relevant Acts and Legislation relevant to the role.

A natural and engaging leader you are highly motivated, a driver of cultural change, committed to fostering a true team environment and have outstanding communication, influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution capabilities.

An attractive salary and benefits package will be negotiated. For a position description or confidential conversation please contact
Nikki Sportelli on 0498 642 422.

Applications should be forwarded to nikki@simpli-u.com.au by COB Monday, May 8 2017.