Director of Infrastructure

  • Halls Creek Shire Council
  • Halls Creek WA, Australia
  • 23 Mar, 2021
Full time Executive and Management

Job Description

Purpose of the position

  1. To strategically plan, manage and control the Directorate, delivering the Shire works construction and maintenance programs for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in accordance with funding and legislative requirements and Shire policy, procedures and practice.
  2. To assist the CEO and the Shire Management Team meet legislative compliance by the development and application of contemporary departmental processes and procedures as they would apply to project management, asset management, operational plans, works programs and funding submissions etc. to ensure effective and efficient managerial control of the staff in the Directorate who undertake the delivery.
  3. To ensure that the Shire “estate” and building assets are well-maintained, utilised and managed in accordance with contemporary property management practices and in accordance with Shire policy and procedure.
  4. To advise the Chief Executive Officer on matters relating to the Shire road network and the built Shire assets and assist the Chief Executive Officer with the development and implementation of the strategic and annual works programs.

New team for a new phase in the Shire’s development. Seeking an experienced and contemporary Director with proven strategic skills to become our new Director Infrastructure and a Manager Works to help carry out the Directorate strategic and operational plans. These roles will suit experienced persons with positive and inclusive leadership styles and strong relationship skills.

The Shire of Halls Creek is located in the Kimberley and has a Council that is proactively facing the challenges and opportunities that come with being remote. Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of world-renowned natural attractions, including the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle ranges of Purnululu National Park and Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater (the second largest on earth with a diameter of 850 metres) and is an indigenous cultural epicenter with 6 great art centres within the district.

The successful applicants will be expected to set a high benchmark for excellence and performance supported by their exceptional communication skills and a desire to exceed expectations. You liaise with internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner and proactively contribute to the organisational culture in a positive way.


  • With a proven and natural leadership approach; you will have the ability to lead, work collaboratively and build positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results aligned strategies and manage complex issues,
  • Have demonstrated experience in civil project and contract management.
  • Ability to carry out research and prepare reports and briefing papers on important operational, policy or emerging issues.
  • Relevant risk management experience.
  • Strong financial management acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including report writing)
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting

Attractive remuneration packages apply (depending on experience and qualifications), plus excellent working conditions and the job satisfaction that comes from knowing you are truly making a difference in the remote local community.

The Shire of Halls Creek highly values their employees and is offering a range of fantastic benefits as part of their package including:

  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • Career development & ongoing training;
  • Furnished House, generously subsidised;
  • Free internet connection at residence;
  • Water and electricity allowance
  • Opportunity for salary sacrifice

To apply for either of the positions:

  1. Complete the job application form which is available online at
  2. Submit the application along with your Resume and Covering Letter addressing the Selection Criteria found in the Position Description available on our website.
  3. Applications must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Halls Creek, PO Box 21, Halls Creek WA 6770 or Email to:

Applications close Friday 16 April 2021, COB.

The Shire of Halls Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Closing Date

16 Apr, 2021