Senior Project Manager - Strategic Planning and Corridor Management

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Dalby QLD, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Strategy and Planning

Job Description



Permanent Full Time 

Dalby Corporate Office 

  • Permanent Full Time Position | Assist in leading Council's technical teams & managing Council's transport infrastructure.
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities | Work / life balance - option of 9 day fortnight or 19 day month
  • Experience Western Downs - It's the people who make it! 

About the Western Downs and Council

It is an exciting time to be living and working on the Western Downs, with a strong, diverse economy creating exciting opportunities for our growing regional area.

The Western Downs is also emerging as a prime tourist destination with a variety of unique experiences, vibrant major events, and stunning natural landscapes to captivate visitors of all ages and interests.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a sustainable organisation delivering modern and quality essential services to around 35,000 residents.

WDRC is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating the people that make our region unique and dedicated to making a real difference in the community.

About the Opportunity

Based in Dalby, you will be responsible for providing support to the Works Managers in leading Council's technical teams and managing Council's transport infrastructure in the areas of construction, maintenance and planning and corridor management.

Reporting to the Works Manager Maintenance, you will:

  • project manage and deliver the department's civil construction and maintenance programs within agreed timeframes and budgets including renewal and rehabilitation programs;
  • develop, implement, modify and review local laws, policies, registers, work practices and systems to achieve a high level of efficiency and industry best practice;
  • assist in the management of Council's Transport Infrastructure including project scope documents and cost estimates, annual condition assessments, approvals, permits, energy sector impacts, policies and stakeholder management; and
  • negotiate road infrastructure agreements with external stakeholders to maintain the road network. 

About yourself

The successful applicant will have:

  • a relevant degree in Civil Engineering or demonstrated practical and technical civil engineering experience in the management of public infrastructure;
  • extensive experience in road construction and maintenance to determine road upgrade solutions and appropriate rehabilitation treatments;
  • success in delivering complex works programs and projects and navigates challenges in order to meet organisational objectives;
  • experience in project managing resources and budgets with a high degree of control and autonomy whilst operating within a constantly changing environment; and
  • a current C Class Drivers Licence.

It is also highly desirable for the successful candidate to have RPEQ qualification.

It is strongly recommended that applicants are fully vaccinated (received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction)). You agree that you will comply with Council's COVID-19 Vaccination - Organisational Policy.

The benefits WDRC offer:

  • Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 may be approved if relocating to the region
  • Work / life balance - option of 9 day fortnight or 19 day month
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support
  • Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Locality allowance
  • Opportunity for future growth within Council
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Living & Working in the Western Downs:
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs

Assist in leading Council's technical teams & managing Council's transport infrastructure. TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

Applications close at 5pm AEST Thursday 7 July 2022.

Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

WDRC reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.

Job Closing Date

07 Jul, 2022