Works Coordinator

Permanent Full Time with monthly RDO

Band 7 ($79,790 – $89,288) + super

The Hepburn Shire Council is ideally situated within easy access to Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo. Renowned for its relaxed lifestyle and spectacular scenery the area is fast becoming a popular haven for culture, food and wine.

Council has an exciting opportunity within the Strategic Project Delivery Team to appoint a Works Coordinator based in Daylesford. We are seeking an individual who has extensive experience in the scheduling and coordination of work programs, including planning, estimating, budgeting and monitoring, preferably within a local government or civil construction environment.


Key responsibilities and duties:

The position objectives are to:

  • Ensure a high standard of maintenance and capital works, effective risk management and community satisfaction is achieved with Council’s road network and ancillary assets.
  • Ensures there is a planned and coordinated approach to maintenance and improvement works in accordance with Council specifications, OH&S legislation and Council purchasing policy requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with the Councils Road Management Plan.
  • Lead by example and make a positive contribution to the asset maintenance and renewal program.
  • Be responsible for issues such as budget monitoring, contract management, customer service, people management and employee relations for the Works Unit.
  • Ensure the requirements and objectives of the Works Unit are met by displaying effective co-ordination of staff and resources.


To be successful you will possess:

  •  Relevant qualifications in civil construction or road maintenance construction with several years relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with extensive relevant work skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills within a Roads Maintenance works environment including financial management, planning and delivery through to evaluation and monitoring.
  • Proven ability to schedule and co-ordinate work programs, including the management of resources, across a range of activities.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Proven problem solving abilities, strategic thinking and sound judgement with the ability to handle complex and sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategy and policy with evidence of a focus on achieving results.
  • Previous experience in leading and managing a team and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to engage communities and gain co-operation from others in a variety of situations and levels within the workplace and community.
  • Excellent and practical knowledge of OHS requirements including the ability to proactively manage risk and OH&S requirements within area or responsibility.
  • Ability to uphold and demonstrate Hepburn Shire Council’s Organisational Values of Accountability, Respect, Trust, Excellence and Fun.


To Apply:

A copy of the Position Description is available through the employment section on the Council’s website:

Applications must include a resume and statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description, and be emailed to

For a confidential discussion call Darren Dumesny, Manager Strategic Project Delivery on 0417 144 403.

Closing date:  Sunday 21 June 2015

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