Director City Infrastructure - Moreland City Council

Job Title: Director City Infrastructure - Moreland City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2008-101188_1597990063
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 24, 2020 09:24

Job Description

  • Join a progressive and exciting Council embarking on change
  • Join a high functioning, collegiate and supportive executive team
  • Create great outcomes for Moreland's diverse community

Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is usually vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we're supporting our community in difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to, and engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne's CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play.

COVID-19 has temporarily changed the way people engage with local spaces and services, but one of the exciting features of this Director City Infrastructure role is the opportunity to help revive and redefine the civic landscape and public realm in Moreland moving forward.

Reporting to a dynamic and newly appointed CEO, this role is an integral member of Moreland City Council's high-functioning, collegiate and supportive executive leadership team and will contribute to organisational strategies that address climate change, promote social inclusion and community wellbeing, and create great places and community infrastructure.

This role oversees Council's open spaces, asset planning and maintenance, waste services, street cleansing, amenity and compliance as well as Moreland's large capital works program. Addressing the climate emergency is a key priority. This is an opportunity for the Director City Infrastructure to develop contemporary long-term strategies that support Moreland now and into the future.

Furthermore, the Director City Infrastructure will provide strategic advice to the elected members (Councillors) and the CEO while leading exciting legacy projects including the council waste strategy; the ten year asset plan and capital works plan; and construction of the $27 million Glenroy Community Hub. This role will also be a key leader in the "Community at the Heart" customer transformation project.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring new energy and diversity of thinking to a well-established portfolio while enhancing team culture and performance.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you will have proven leadership experience of a significant capital works portfolio within the broader public / community sector (e.g. Local Government, Statutory Authority, State Government, Health, Education). You are politically astute and demonstrate exceptional stakeholder engagement skills with an innate ability to engage with your community and your Board / Councillors (including through virtual means). You pride yourself on your contemporary, agile thinking, and your ability to balance both strategic and operational priorities. Furthermore, you are highly regarded for your inspirational staff leadership and ability to drive continuous improvement. You are Tertiary qualified in a relevant field and demonstrate passion for addressing climate change, community well-being, community infrastructure and financial sustainability.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Unfortunately due to pandemic restrictions we cannot consider anyone residing outside of Australia.

For a copy of the PD, please follow this link or to apply, please upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For any questions not outlined in the PD, please contact Carla Bent on 0422 582 992. Please note, applications close at 11:59PM 11th September 2020.