Asset Management Specialist

• Permanent full-time with monthly RDO
• Commencing salary $85,299 p.a. + 9.5% super
• Daylesford location

About Us:
We are a small rural council delivering services to the community. With over 180 employees we promote a supportive, professional and motivating work environment, encouraging staff to deliver positive outcomes for the organisation and community. Located in central Victoria and ideally situated within easy access to Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo it is a great place to live and work.

About the role:
We are seeking an Asset Management Specialist to join Council to actively lead the Asset Management functions of Council, particularly focusing on long term asset renewal programs, asset management plans and management of Council’s asset management databases.
You will work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to implement and maintain sound Asset Management processes and systems to support the ongoing delivery of best practice asset management across the organisation.

Key responsibilities and duties:
• Provide asset management services in accordance with agreed programs and protocols including but not limited to:
–  Strategic Asset Management
– Asset data management
– Asset financial management
– Asset maintenance management, and
– Asset related permit approvals
• Maintain the Road Management Plan and its relationship to the Asset system.
• Review and lead the implementation of Council’s Asset Management Plans for nominated asset categories.
• Develop, implement and review asset management policies, plans and strategies to ensure Council meets its corporate objectives in relation to asset management.
• Coordinate the collection of asset condition data for a range of asset classes in timely cycles and in accordance with Asset Management Plans, including data management.
• Prepare reports on asset valuations for compliance with AAS27 Accounting Standards, Council’s audit requirements and for various internal and external funding applications such as Victorian Grants Commission, Heritage Victoria etc.
• Ensure that all works carried out in renewal, upgrading or creation of new assets is recorded in the Asset Management System with the aim of creating an asset and maintenance history.

A strong candidate for this role will have:

• Appropriate tertiary qualification(s) in Engineering, Finance or similar with several years relevant experience and/or lesser formal qualification with extensive experience in asset management..
• Experience with the creation and development of asset management strategies, policies and plans for a wide range of asset classes.
• Experience with creation and development of asset inspection regimes (eg. condition/criticality assessments, economic evaluations, asset predictive performance for a wide range of asset classes) to inform development of long-term capital works and maintenance programs.
• Ability to identify infrastructure funding gaps and develop effective programs to address and manage such gaps using risk-based principles.
• Ability to manage and maintain Asset Management System, desirable.
• A current Victorian drivers’ license (mandatory)
• Ability to uphold and demonstrate Hepburn Shire Council’s Organisational Values of Accountability, Respect, Trust, Excellence and Fun.

How to apply

Please submit your application via SEEK including a:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Resume; and
  3. Statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the PD.

Should you have any difficulties submitting your application online, please email your application to All applications will be held on SEEK.

A position description and further information can be obtained by visiting Council’s Employment Opportunities web page:

For a confidential discussion please contact Tim Powell, Coordinator Engineering on 03 5321 6412.

Applications close: Sunday 1 December 2019

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