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Job Ref:  10175
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Contract
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  Contract - Remuneraion Package Total Circa. $170K (neg)

Manager Airport

Central Highlands Regional Council is recruiting for a highly motivated professional to join our team in the position of Manager Airport based in Emerald, Central Queensland. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead the growth of this Regional Airport, identified within the Queensland State Planning as an airport of state significance.

Reporting to the General Manager Customer and Commercial Service, the Manager Airport is responsible for the efficient and compliant operation of the Emerald Airport and regional Aerodrome Landing Areas in accordance with regulatory and commercial requirements.


  • Compliance. Responsible for ensuring Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Office of Transport Security (OTS) requirements. Conduct audits to ensure compliance with federal legislation, Council’s airport operations manual and workplace health and safety. Responsible for ensuring all Aerodrome compliance requirements including manuals and plans meet statutory requirements or develop and progress action plans to ensure compliance.
  • Project Management. Manage the interface between the project delivery team, the operations team, and customers to successful completion of aerodrome projects in line with budget, customer requirements, and relevant regulations. Ensure capital projects are managed well utilising sound project management skills.
  • Planning. Prepare and work in accordance with various planning documents to ensure future planning and sustainability of Airport business. Produce and maintain drawings for airport layout and planning. Contributing to the preparation of the capital and operational budgets for the Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas (ALA). Ensure Airport Strategic Planning is reviewed and updated to meet Airport future needs.
  • Commercial Opportunity. Identify and secure opportunities for the commercial advancement of revenue opportunities to enhance Airport growth and sustainability. Manage airport lease arrangements including participation in re-negotiation of new leases.
  • Communication and Engagement. Provide advice and direction within established Council guidelines, including report and presentation on Airport matters to Council. Liaise with airport stakeholders on a regular basis. Ensure statutory engagement occurs in accordance with legislative requirements. Coordinate the Emerald Airport Advisory Coordination Committee to meet on a quarterly basis.
  • Reporting. Produce required reports for Council and external agencies.   Providing reports on all compliance outcomes, recommendations and corrective action plans to General Manager Customer & Commercial Services.
  • People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support Airport and ALA staff, encouraging a culture focused on Council’s corporate values, customer service, safety, security, and continuous improvement.



  • Appropriate certifications to manage a Regular Passenger Transport Airport
  • Queensland Open Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a security-controlled airport, including team, legislative knowledge, commercial acumen, stakeholder management
  • Project management experience in delivering capital works projects
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Experience in technical support of airport operations

This is a contract position with a remuneration package circa. $170,000 per annum (negotiable), including 5 weeks annual leave, relocation allowance and 12% superannuation.

Please refer to the Position DescriptionEmerald Airport Facts and the Emerald Airport Business Profile for more information or contact Michelle Webster, General Manager Customer and Commercial Services on 1300 242 686.

Please note that as part of the interview process you will be required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Criminal History
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing

Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.

Central Highlands Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a smoke free work environment.

Applications close: 12 Noon, Monday 6 August 2018

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