Manager Roads

Warrumbungle Shire Council Full Time Permanent 19/09/2023

Salary Range: $134,006 - $152,924 (including civil liability and overtime allowances) + superannuation


Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

This position is located in the beautiful town of Coonabarabran, known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia, which is midway between Melbourne and Brisbane and is known for its magnificent landscape and stunning night skies. The town has medical services, excellent schools, a variety of sporting and social clubs and a thriving tourism industry. With the nearby Warrumbungle National Park, which is also Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, there is plenty to do and explore whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Monthly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay
  • Option of a Leaseback vehicle
  • A generous relocation allowance may be available
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PPE provided
  • Generous uniform allowance

The Position

In this role, you will lead and manage the Roads Branch to achieve performance targets and service levels stated in Council’s management plan.  The position requires a strong commitment to customer response and satisfaction as well as strong technical knowledge of road construction and maintenance techniques.

As manager, you will establish and implement a program to complete a diverse range of major road construction and renewal projects such as pavement rehabilitation, road construction, concrete structures such as bridges, culverts and kerbing and guttering.  The position also requires the manager to develop, implement and monitor a road maintenance program for 1000km of sealed regional and local roads and 1700km of unsealed local road.  The manager responsible for development and implementation of Council’s bitumen road resurfacing program.

In addition, the position is responsible for management of Council’s contract with the Roads & Maritime Services for provision of road maintenance and rehabilitation works under the contract.  The position is also responsible for preparation of documentation, invitation and assessment of tenders in accordance with provisions of the Local Government Act 1993.

The Manager Roads also has responsibility for management of Council’s gravel pit resources, and ensuring compliance with all WHS and environmental requirements.  There is strong expectation by Council in relation to obtaining income from non-standard sources and in this regard this position is responsible for generating income from private works.

Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • 4 year degree in Civil Engineering and / or relevant work related experience
  • Demonstrated financial and managerial ability to deliver projects associated with maintenance and construction of road and drainage projects
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of civil engineering projects including road, drainage and bridge projects
  • Demonstrated technical ability to solve day to day problems associated with maintenance tasks including roads, drainage systems and bridges;
    • Demonstrated high level written communication skills to prepare detailed management and Council reports
    • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively a team of supervisors and field staff
    • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Extensive operational experience in road construction and maintenance
    • Current Class C Driver’s Licence.

Desirable Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to use management information systems and other computer software such as MS Project
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation including Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Anti-Discrimination Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, and Roads Act
  • Membership of a relevant professional body eg, Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia and Engineers Australia
  • Master in Engineering Management or Master Business Administration. 

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 15 October 2023.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.