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Senior Operations Officer - Dalby, Queensland

Advertiser: Western Downs Regional Council3.0833 out of 53.1 overall rating (24 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
22 May 2020
Location
Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Engineering, Water & Waste Engineering

Senior Operations Officer - Dalby, Queensland

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

About the Role

Based at the Dalby, you will be responsible for providing direct support to the Utilities Manager and assisting with Utilities Management focused on scheduling of works, risk mitigation, data management, reporting, projects, fault investigations and continual improvement opportunities. This role will directly contribute to the safe and efficient delivery of utilities services to the Western Downs Community.

Reporting to the Utilities Manager, you will:

  • Assist with the development of appropriate strategic direction and planning for the utilities function, consistent with achieving the outcomes contained in Council's Corporate, Division and Operational Plans;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and continual improvement of the utilities capital and maintenance work program, budgeting and resourcing strategy to constantly seek efficiency in all aspects of resource utilization in executing those functions;
  • Actively seek, prepare and submit applications for funding and grant schemes;
  • Supporting and training of utilities staff and direct reports for specialist equipment and activity, to ensure compliance with operational standards; and
  •  Overseeing the development, implementation and continual improvement of statutory and non-statutory documents to ensure the management of risk and compliance matters relating to the operation of gas, water and sewerage schemes.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • a relevant qualification in Civil, Mechanical, Process or Environmental Engineering in a related field, OR be able to demonstrate equivalent related experience;
  • OH&S Construction Safety Induction White Card;
  • Certification in the water/wastewater industry or equivalent industry experience;
  • Knowledge of Asset Management principles relating to Local Government infrastructure; and
  • Knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to Local Government and Utilities Services.

What we offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Option of a 19 day month or 9 day fortnight

If you are a strong leader and passionate about the projects you manage please submit your application and resume.  TOGETHER WE CAN ALL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

For a full position description copy and paste the below URL into a browser.

https://www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Position-Description-Senior-Operations-Officer-230.pdf

Application via Seek 'Apply Now.'

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 12 June 2020.

Additional Information

The recruitment process includes candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

About the Role

Based at the Dalby, you will be responsible for providing direct support to the Utilities Manager and assisting with Utilities Management focused on scheduling of works, risk mitigation, data management, reporting, projects, fault investigations and continual improvement opportunities. This role will directly contribute to the safe and efficient delivery of utilities services to the Western Downs Community.

Reporting to the Utilities Manager, you will:

  • Assist with the development of appropriate strategic direction and planning for the utilities function, consistent with achieving the outcomes contained in Council's Corporate, Division and Operational Plans;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and continual improvement of the utilities capital and maintenance work program, budgeting and resourcing strategy to constantly seek efficiency in all aspects of resource utilization in executing those functions;
  • Actively seek, prepare and submit applications for funding and grant schemes;
  • Supporting and training of utilities staff and direct reports for specialist equipment and activity, to ensure compliance with operational standards; and
  •  Overseeing the development, implementation and continual improvement of statutory and non-statutory documents to ensure the management of risk and compliance matters relating to the operation of gas, water and sewerage schemes.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • a relevant qualification in Civil, Mechanical, Process or Environmental Engineering in a related field, OR be able to demonstrate equivalent related experience;
  • OH&S Construction Safety Induction White Card;
  • Certification in the water/wastewater industry or equivalent industry experience;
  • Knowledge of Asset Management principles relating to Local Government infrastructure; and
  • Knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to Local Government and Utilities Services.

What we offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Option of a 19 day month or 9 day fortnight

If you are a strong leader and passionate about the projects you manage please submit your application and resume.  TOGETHER WE CAN ALL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

For a full position description copy and paste the below URL into a browser.

https://www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Position-Description-Senior-Operations-Officer-230.pdf

Application via Seek 'Apply Now.'

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 12 June 2020.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years of project management experience do you have?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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