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Reference Number 12831
Position Title Coordinator - Capital Works
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Coordinator Capital Works  WS972

Salary: Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Location: 119-145 Spence Street Cairns 
Reference Number: 12831
Close Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019

An exciting career opportunity exists for suitably qualified and experienced engineer to join our Infrastructure Services team now! 

Reporting directly to the Manager Infrastructure Planning this key leadership role is responsible for the overall management of the Capital Works, Project Delivery and Investigations functions and teams within our Infrastructure Services Department. 

Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:- 

  • Coordinate the development, regular review and analysis of Council’s Capital Works Programs (excluding Water & Waste Department)
  • Development and maintenance of a performance monitoring framework for reporting on the delivery of the Capital Works Program
  • Monitor and report on the delivery of the Capital Works Program (in consultation with Finance) including forecasting expenditure, performance of projects against budget, and project approved end dates
  • Provide detailed analysis of financial position and performance of Capital Works Program as well as individual Project Managers (excluding Water & Waste Department)
  • Provide leadership, management and engineering guidance to the technical and support staff in the Investigations and Project Delivery Units  

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering with eligibility for corporate membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Extensive experience in a senior engineering role and financial management within a large organisation.
  • Experience in coordinating the development and review of capital works programs/budgets as they relate to a medium to large organisation, including regular forecasting and analysis.
  • Experience working within a large multi-disciplinary organisation 
  • Local Government experience will be highly regarded

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by clicking on the Position Description, select on "Open" to download the attachment.  

How to Apply: 

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:  

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.  

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:-

  • Pre‑employment functional medical assessment , which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National Police/Criminal History Check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue   Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership   (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have Tertiary qualifications in engineering with eligibility for corporate membership of Engineers Australia?
Essential: Do you have extensive experience in a senior engineering role and financial management, within a large organisation?
Desirable: Do you have RPEQ certification?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 02/06/2019
Position Description
Coordinator Capital Works - External Information Kit.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.