Construction& Maintenance Foreman

  • Blackall Tambo Regional Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Coronation Drive, Blackall QLD, Australia
  • 17 Mar, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction

Job Description

To assist with the supervision and direction of both the Construction and Maintenance Crew, ensuring the maintenance requirements of locations within the Tambo region are fulfilled. To plan, organise and direct the day-to-day operations of the teams to meet the objectives and outcomes of council’s work programs and budgets.

To provide leadership and support and to foster a harmonious working environment within the team.


  • Under the direction of the Tambo Works Supervisor, carry out a broad range of civil construction and maintenance tasks;
  • To supervise and organise town maintenance and/or construction activities to achieve results in line with the corporate goals of the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council;
  • Assist with the planning of Council’s works program and the development of methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Council operations;
  • Oversee specific civil construction and/or maintenance works in accordance with Council specifications and policies;
  • Monitor and uphold required standards of workmanship with respect to civil construction and maintenance;
  • Deliver a range of highly skilled and specialist maintenance and construction activities including the operation and maintenance of plant, tools and equipment as required under general supervision in accordance with Council standards;
  • Oversee the maintenance of Main Roads, shire roads, streets, buildings, and other Council infrastructure;
  • Ensure sage work practices are adhered to in line with relevant legislative requirements and Council policies;
  • Monitor the correct recording of costing and job numbers and the submission of timesheets by employees;
  • Provide efficient and effective supervision, direction and discipline of allocated staff;
  • Conduct risk assessments as necessary and exercise responsibility in applying Workplace Health and Safety practices in the workplace and a commitment to the principles of antidiscrimination and equal opportunity in the workplace;
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of budgets;
  • Assist in the preparation of Roads Maintenance Performance Contract claims;
  • Other duties as directed by the Works Supervisor and Director of Works and Services.


  • Proven ability to work within a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to follow detailed instructions.
  • Working knowledge and proven commitment to Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Full licences and accreditations with relevant governing bodies for plant operations and specialised tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Council operations and Quality Assurance principles.


  • If illness occurs, staff should phone their supervisor preferably half an hour prior to the day’s start.
  • All works areas are to be kept in a clean and tidy manner.
  • In all instances of overtime, no payment or time in lieu will occur unless authorised by the relevant Supervisor.
  • All Council employees shall abide by and uphold Council’s Code of Conduct and respect the image and ethos of the Council, to provide superior services to our clients and community.
  • Employees are to ensure that all licences are maintained and that they do not operate plant and equipment for which they are not licensed or competent. The Chief Executive Officer shall be informed within two working days upon loss, suspension, or expiry of any workrelated licence.

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Council employs people from all sectors. Positions range from Senior Management to General Labourer.

If you are interested in a current vacancy please download and fill out and return the forms below. The Job Application Form must be included with your application.

Please address all applications to:

Chief Executive Officer
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
PO Box 21

All applications must be submitted with an Application Form and all other information in accordance with the conditions set out in the Information Package.

Employment enquiries should be directed to the Council's Human Resources Department.
Phone: (07) 4621 6600

Job Closing Date

17 Apr, 2021