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Job Ref:  CoW013
Employer:  City of Whyalla
Job Type:  Contract
Whyalla SA 5600, Australia (Show on map)

Manager Operations

(3 year contract)

About Us

Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is one of the largest regional cities within South Australia and offers a relaxed lifestyle where the outback meets the sea. Whyalla is home to approximately 23,000 people and has a well-established industry and retail base. The area offers compelling benefits based on locational, lifestyle, Mediterranean climate, picturesque costal shores and vivid scenery providing residents with small city charm. It is an attractive destination with good amenities, events and activities and a strong community spirit for families to call home.

Whyalla represents huge growth potential courtesy of the unique contrast of nature-based and industrial attractions, set against coastal and outback environments. The city is undergoing a major resurgence following the purchase of the Arrium Steelworks by GFG Alliance who are committed to investing in the steelworks and associated projects.

Whyalla City Council manages and maintains Childcare services, Library, Airport, Resource Recovery Centre, Cemetery, Crematorium, Infrastructure and recreational facilities including the Visitor Information Centre.

Whyalla City Council is open for business! We welcome the opportunity to work with people who can play a role developing South Australia’s Next Regional Smart City.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director Infrastructure, the successful incumbent will provide strong leadership for the Council’s Works Department to ensure a safe and healthy environment, a high standard of Council’s services to the community and to develop and promote the skills and knowledge of Works Department staff.

The Manager Operations is responsible for planning and supervising Council’s operations team, contractors and other resources to maintain the city’s roads, verges, drainage, parks and gardens and buildings. The position is also responsible emergency management, disaster recovery and for the management of Council’s fleet and fleet operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing efficient and effective operations management and leadership
  • Managing Council’s emergency management and disaster recovery
  • Overseeing contract management processes
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Ensuring statutory obligations are met
  • Developing, implementing and achieving Councils strategic community plan, corporate business plan and asset management plan goals and objectives

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong ability to plan, develop, implement and manage the day to day operations of the Council’s employees and contractors in maintenance and construction
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and ability to manage change in an outdoor workforce
  • Highly developed communication skills including report and document preparation and verbal presentations skills’
  • Ability to meet critical timeframes, budget and quality requirements
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and expediently
  • Well-developed consultative, liaison, public relations, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety requirements

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Eligibility for Professional Membership of Engineers Australia
  • Sound knowledge of local government works and services, purchasing procedures and contract management
  • Substantial local government experience in a similar role, with demonstrated leadership, planning and employee development skills
  • Construction White Card or similar training attained

We are seeking highly motivated and experienced applicants, who are results driven and safety orientated to help strive toward enhanced liveability and amenity in Whyalla.

If you are attracted to a challenging, rewarding and progressive role within a fantastic organisation and hold the appropriate experience, we encourage you to apply.

A Salary Package ranging from $135,000-$145,000 per annum is on offer for this position.

If you are attracted to a challenging, rewarding and progressive role within a fantastic organisation and hold the appropriate experience, we encourage you to apply by responding to the ESSENTIAL SKILLS and EXPERIENCE contained within the attached Position Description

Enquiries can be directed to David Klye, Director Infrastructure  on (08) 8640 3444.

Applications close 9.00am Monday 30 July 2018.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a smoke, drug and alcohol free work environment.

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