Manager Infrastructure Water & Waste - Cairns Regional Council - WaterCareer

First listed on: 07 July 2017

Manager Infrastructure Water & Waste

Cairns Regional Council plays a fundamental role in planning and providing for the Cairns community. Servicing a population of over 150,000 across an area of nearly 1700km2 from Bramston Beach to Palm Cove, we deliver more than 400 services and functions.

With the mission of “providing for today, preparing for tomorrow”, Cairns Regional Council delivers a myriad of programs and services designed to promote the wellbeing of residents, the environment and the local economy. In addressing the challenges of population growth, climate change, environmental management, economic development and social wellbeing, we strive to create a sustainable, secure and vibrant future for our community.


Manager Infrastructure – Water & Waste

This is a key position within our Water and Waste Department, reporting directly to the General Manager.  The occupant will provide leadership in the strategic planning and forecasting for the demand for water, wastewater and waste infrastructure, through to the design and delivery of the annual capital works program within the Department.

This is a broad role that covers the following responsibility areas in the management of Water and Waste Infrastructure:

  • Strategic Asset Planning and Design
  • Major Capital Water Project Delivery
  • Project Delivery
  • Demand Management Strategy
  • Asset Management

To be successful in the role you will have significant experience in the water, wastewater and solid waste strategic and tactical planning; high level experience in the management and delivery of significant capital works programs within a large organisation of Government environment; practice a participative leadership style that supports, motivates and inspires individual, team and corporate achievements. You must possess superior communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to maintain working relationships with employees as well as internal and external stakeholders. 

This position offers outstanding leadership opportunities, excellent working conditions and a generous salary package.  This is a rare opportunity to balance a challenging and varied professional role with living the unique lifestyle that Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

Refer to the Information Kit on Cairns Regional Council's website for a full listing of Key Duties, Responsibilities and Selection Criteria. 

As part of the selection process, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, which will include a drug and alcohol test.  A national police / criminal history check and Directorship check will also be required.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online via Cairns Regional Council's website.