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Director of Infrastructure

Council is looking for a Director of Infrastructure to lead infrastructure operations and drive forward the development of infrastructure that will enhance quality of life for our community and region.

In this pivotal role, you will lead an engaged and experienced multi-disciplinary team responsible for planning, constructing and maintaining key infrastructure assets. This includes roads, bridges, footpaths, recreational facilities, community buildings and more. Your ability to positively influence outcomes by developing trusted and professional relationships with key stakeholders will be highly valued.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be part of a high performing and cohesive executive management team who will trust in your ability to make decisions, to create an impact and to contribute to the collective success of the team. You will thrive in an environment where teamwork and mutual support is paramount and you are provided ample opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Managing Infrastructure operations including Asset Management, Civil Engineering, Town Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Waste Operations, Cemetery Operations, Fleet Operations, Project Management and Strategic Planning
  • Managing key capital projects and delivering high quality outcomes
  • Leading, developing and motivating a high performing team in a change management environment
  • Delivering service excellence across all facets of Infrastructure with a high-level customer service approach

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A proven track record in a successful leadership role within infrastructure development and management, with the capability to perform at a senior leadership level.
  • Proven experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to coach and develop staff and foster a high morale and high performance culture.
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure planning and delivery and strategic planning principles, with experience managing and/or delivering a diverse range of projects.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to balance competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • A passion for sustainability and a commitment to delivering infrastructure projects that enhance the community and environment.

To be successful in this role you will have vast demonstrated experience in managing similar function areas. Local government experience or experience within a similar, large and complex organisation would assist your transition into this role. You will also have the skillset and drive to assist Dorset Council to deliver the initiatives contained in their Strategic and Annual plans.

If you are ready to take on this exciting leadership role and contribute to the future of Dorset, we invite you to submit your application. For a position description or to apply, please visit referencing job number J5740 in the Search bar.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Danielle Jupp on (03) 9828 6565 or 0403 398 242.

Applications close Sunday 28th July 2024.

JOHN MARIK, General Manager