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Road Maintenance Coordinator

Job No: CCNSW76
Location: Cudal, Central West NSW

About the Opportunity


Cabonne Council cares for "Australia's Food Basket" a rich rural shire in central west NSW, covering the towns of Canowindra, Cargo, Cudal, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra, Molong and Yeoval. The area is home to the site of Australia's first gold rush and is famous for ballooning, food and wine, agriculture and mining. We are seeking an Maintenance Coordinator to direct and coordinate operational staff in the delivery of high quality services ensuring effective and efficient methodology, quality standards, procedures, WHS obligations and documentation, including asset maintenance, construction and maintenance activities. This position is also responsible for undertaking investigations for Routine Maintenance Council Contract (RMCC) and Council works and matters of public complaint and request.


Your main responsibilities will include:

    • Program and monitor work to complete the designated works program within the required timeframes.
    • Hire or arrange plant, labour, materials and services required to complete designated works within the required timeframes.
    • Direct, monitor and motivate staff to ensure cost efficient delivery of service including but not limited to asset maintenance and construction activities, and a safe working environment for both the general public and the employees under the supervision of this position.
    • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with legislative, industrial and Council policy requirements and standards.
    • Develop and promote team harmony and resolution of conflicts within the team.
    • Provide Council and RMS estimates for construction and maintenance activities within the required timeframes.
    • Contribute relevant and timely input to Council reports and documents including collecting and reporting on indicators outlined in Council’s Community Strategic Planning documents and prepare reports to Council to enable effective decision making.
    • Monitor and control expenditure of all maintenance and construction works and projects through daily cost sheets under the control of the position within budgetary constraints, and advise management of budget overruns.
    • Provide timely input into preparation of relevant budgets.
    • Inspect relevant maintenance and construction matters (including matters of public complaint) and prepare technical advice, estimates and reports and recommend maintenance, construction and reconstruction options as required.


 To be considered for this role you will:

    • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or related field and/or significant experience in the coordination of civil construction and maintenance programs with the ability to program works.
    • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including report writing.
    • Demonstrated experience in project management, contract management and tendering
    • Experience in budget development and administration.
    • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of staff and an understanding of effective team leadership and management.
    • Understanding of civil construction and maintenance techniques, including emerging practices and technology.
    • Competent computer skills in Word, Excel and Access, MapInfo, Civilcad, GIS and Project.
    • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance, environmental and risk management systems.

As a person you will:

  • Be a natural leader and key person of influence.
  • Have excellent oral communication and negotiation skills and proven ability in the preparation of written reports, procedures, communication plans.
  • Have strong time management skills including the ability to manage a diverse range of tasks with changing deadlines.
  • Have the ability to lead and direct a multidisciplinary team geographically separated.
  • Be resilient with a ‘can do attitude’


Other details relating to this position are:

  • Salary is $68k to $79k per annum
  • Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award 2017
  • Applications close 8pm Sunday 26 November 2017
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job
  • Cabonne Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity


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 How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please take a few moments to read the position description carefully and assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below. You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cant submit your application without attaching your resume. A cover letter is not required, Council will only accept applications submitted online. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Council's  Operations Manager (Roads & Bridges), Tony Weekes on (02) 63907155. Cabonne Council operates a merit based recruitment process


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Pre Employment Screening

In the event that you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process.

  • A pre employment physical examination (at Council's expense) including a hearing test and may include a drug and alcohol test
  • Undertake any other applicable screening that may be relevant to the role
  • Council may also check the authenticity of certificates and qualifications




Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!



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