Supervisor Roads & Drainage

Job Description

Mackay Regional Council has an opportunity to lead our Paget based Civil Operations team as the Supervisor Roads & Drainage.



About this opportunity:

Do you want to be a key influencer within a broader program that contributes back to the community in which we live and operate?

In this role, you will take a lead role in the planning, coordinating, and supervising the maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrade of roads and drainage infrastructure including the restoration of natural disaster damage, inspections of Council's roads and drainage and compile defect lists as required.

You will be an effective leader of approximately 18 staff including 2 leading hands whilst proactively contributing to continuous improvement in work practices, outputs, and client service.


Additional responsibilities in this role include, but not be limited to:

  • Facilitate timely repair and daily maintenance of plant resources.
  • Monitoring and controlling expenditure on assigned maintenance programmes and projects.
  • Assistance with natural disaster/flood damage emergency response, recovery and restoration including inspections, assessment, and cost estimates.
  • Taking a lead role in recruiting and training of an efficient and productive workforce, including the management of personnel in a timely, sensitive, and professional manner
  • Working cooperatively with Workplace Health & Safety team
  • Participate in an on-call roster on a rotational basis for emergency after hours work.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours to meet the requirements of the position.


Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Experience in roads and drainage maintenance and/or construction fields including in a senior supervisory role.
  • Current Qld Manual Car 'C' Class Driver Licence
  • Current General Construction Safety White Card
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Certificate IV in Civil Construction (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Traffic Controllers Ticket
  • Highly developed skills in problem solving, client service, leadership, and teamwork.


Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council offers a dynamic, progressive, and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing almost 1200 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism, and retail drive the economy. Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,622 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands. The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities.

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In addition to the above, we also offer the following benefits:

  • Base annual salary of $78,334 + allowances.
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply).
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks' annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
  • Flexible work arrangements with an RDO or 9 day fortnight roster.
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options.
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts.
  • Study and assistance programs for career development.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Active Social Clubs


Want to know more about this role?

View the Position Description (PD) for this role in the document attachments or for a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact 1300 622 529.


How to apply:

Prepare and submit your cover letter and resume, outlining your relevant experience for this role. If applying for this job via a 3rd party job board such as SEEK, LinkedIn etc. you will be redirected to the Mackay Regional Council Careers (eRecruit) website to apply. Follow the prompts to submit your application (the eRecruit Job Applicant Guide provides step by step instructions to assist).


Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, the position may close earlier than expected. Submit your application today to avoid missing out on this fantastic career prospect.


Having troubles submitted your application?

Reach out to one of our friendly Recruitment Officers by phoning 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529).

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access to all available opportunities. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises our employees' unique contributions and perspectives, working together to deliver extraordinary results.