General Manager City Development - Moonee Valley City Council

Job Title: General Manager City Development - Moonee Valley City Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2003-99766_1583473277
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2020 10:39

Job Description

Moonee Valley City Council (MVCC) is a vibrant municipality located in the inner north western suburbs of Melbourne. Moonee Valley is a welcoming, culturally diverse and inclusive city, host to many beautiful parks and reserves, thriving shopping strips and vibrant arts venues. The organisation is responsible for providing a range of community services and advocacy for some 128,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses within the city.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the GM City Development will be a critical member of the senior leadership team and will be integral in the development and demonstration of an organisational culture that reflects Council values. This unique opportunity will see you engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally, looking to ensure that the physical infrastructure enhances the quality of life for the community. You will provide strategic direction, oversight and leadership across the following areas in order to deliver on Council's guiding strategy and to achieve the vision for a fair, thriving, connected, green and beautiful city:

  • Asset Services
  • Project Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Works & Emergency Management

Key to your success will be proven leadership experience in complex service and program delivery organisations with both an operational and strategic focus. You will have led diverse teams across all aspects of the development and delivery of a range of projects and have a thorough understanding of procurement, financial management, contract management, OH&S legislation and the relationship between planning, construction, operations and asset management. You will possess strong communication skills that enable you to effectively collaborate with the executive leadership team, the wider organisation, and to ensure community engagement and stakeholder relationships are developed and enhanced. You are a motivational leader who is highly regarded for your ability to empower teams to deliver a higher level of performance and output to the community.

A proven executive from the broad service sector you have a successful track record in leading change initiatives. Well regarded for your interpersonal skills you bring the ability to advocate, negotiate, influence and motivate others to achieve positive business and community outcomes, including the ability to work as an effective member of an executive team. You are a natural leader being able to quickly gain credibility with technical professionals and bring diverse teams of people together in a cohesive unit. You have high emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and shift the way an organisation thinks and delivers.

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For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on
(03) 9929 9589 or Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 from Davidson Executive & Boards Victoria.

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We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email Bridget Lofgren on