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Director Infrastructure

Job Title: Director Infrastructure
Job Type: Contract – 4 years
Location: Cooktown, Queensland
Classification: Infrastructure Services
Client: Cook Shire Council
Reference: BBBH1329_1626141375
Job Published: 13 Jul 2021
Closing Date: 02 Aug 2021

Job Description

Director Infrastructure | Cook Shire Council | Cooktown

  • Lead infrastructure services delivery in Queensland's largest council area
  • Enjoy an unparalleled tropical lifestyle and adventure in Cape York
  • Develop team culture and performance of the infrastructure services directorate

A career-defining opportunity for an experienced senior infrastructure professional to provide leadership, implement culture change and embed project management discipline within Cook Shire Council's Infrastructure Services directorate. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Infrastructure is a valuable member of the Executive Leadership team.

The Director Infrastructure is an advocate for partnering with the community, building trust, engagement and key relationships with the Cape York communities and strengthening Council's position as the regional leader.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Sound understanding of local government infrastructure services leadership.
  • Strategic leadership capabilities and a present and engaged management style.
  • Strong technical background and experience leading diverse civil infrastructure operations over a large geographical area.
  • Strong commitment to corporate governance frameworks, project management discipline, and workplace health and safety.

Critical Projects and Services

  • Complete electrical upgrade of council's water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Annual DRFA-funded projects delivered within a 6-month dry season window.

Personal Attributes

  • A people-oriented leader with a focus on inclusion, engagement and team development.
  • Collaboration is key to success in Cook, and experience in developing and maintaining community and stakeholder relationships is crucial.
  • Excellent communication skills, factual, direct and grounded.

Living and Working in Cook Shire

From the main township of Cooktown to smaller outlying communities, the shire is rich in Indigenous history, agriculture, tourism and arts. About half of the Shire's 5000-strong population live in Cooktown on the banks of the Endeavour River, with the remainder living in the smaller population centres of Marton, Laura, Lakeland, Coen, Ayton, Rossville, Portland Roads and offshore islands including Lizard Island.

Please download the Executive Brief to view the Position Description and Selection Criteria before submitting your application.

Applications close 5pm Monday 2 August 2021.