Principal Infrastructure Operations

Principal Infrastructure Operations

Job Title: Principal Infrastructure Operations
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Salary: Generous Pkg + 12.4% Super
Reference: BBBH503_1539328173
Contact Name: Sarah Healey
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 12, 2018 20:09

Job Description

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking to engage a Principal - Infrastructure Operations. This role is a key leadership opportunity with a progressive organisation that has a diverse range of infrastructure projects underway and pending. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading the delivery of a broad range of services across survey and civil design, traffic and road corridor operations, transport infrastructure technology, and aerodrome operations for Toowoomba Regional Council.

It is essential that you have very strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor and develop a team of engineering professionals, while having a key focus on managing the delivery of multiple projects and operational priorities from a technical and design perspective.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong direction and leadership
  • Mentor and develop senior team members
  • Provide innovative civil engineering solutions
  • Provide strong direction and leadership
  • Manage civil engineering design and survey design functions
  • Manage the delivery of technology initiatives, competing operational priorities and effective customer response

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role preferably within a local government environment
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable to local government and Council's strategic operations with an ability to manage projects
  • 5 plus years' experience in the strategic delivery of infrastructure projects at a management level
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership to a team of engineering professionals in developing their capabilities and outputs


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, or a relevant related qualification from a recognised tertiary institution combined with extensive and diverse related experience. Current unrestricted 'C' Class Driver's Licence.
  • RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer Queensland), or ability to obtain RPEQ within 12 months of appointment (this will be a condition of appointment).
  • Postgraduate qualifications in management are desirable.
  • Open C class driver's License

The Toowoomba region has a population of approximately 105,000 and is located within a 90-minute drive west of Brisbane. The region is forging new opportunities around the Surat Basin resource sector, education, health, transport and massive infrastructure investments. Toowoomba has twice been voted in the top 5 most family friendly cities in Australia.

Council is offering a generous remuneration package (including vehicle) with excellent personal development opportunities in the future. This is a challenging role that will allow you to work across a diverse range of projects within an organisation that has strong values and a commitment to developing it people.

Click below to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role. Click Apply Now to submit your application. For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Healey on 0474 426 986.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 November 2018 at 5pm.