First listed on: 15 April 2024

Manager Infrastructure


  • Based in Corowa, but will work across the Federation Council area
  • Full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  •  Supportive and family-friendly organisation
  • Work a 9-day fortnight
  • Salary in the range of $116,288 to $128,365 including 3.5% Civil liability allowance plus superannuation 
  • Leaseback vehicle option available

About us

Federation Council is home to a thriving and diverse community located in an agriculturally rich and diverse area on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. The Southern Riverina region is the centre of one of the most productive wool, cereals and livestock growing areas in Australia. Only three hours from Melbourne, four hours from Canberra and six hours from Sydney, the region boasts a great climate and vibrant atmosphere and is an ideal location for families, businesses, and visitors to experience its exceptional lifestyle and opportunities.

The opportunity

Federation Council has an exciting opportunity for a Manager Infrastructure who will provide strategic leadership and direction for their team under our Engineering Services directorate. 

This role will manage and lead the delivery of high-quality Infrastructure Services, Asset Management, Project Management and Emergency Management in accordance with Council objectives and government requirements, ensuring that services delivered are relevant, timely, cost effective, operationally efficient and consistent with Council’s Plans including its Operational Plan, Delivery Program and Long-Term Community Strategic Plans.

In this role you will undertake duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Leading and inspiring staff in the infrastructure unit.
  • Providing strategic and operational management of the unit to ensure the delivery of Council’s Operational and Delivery Plans.
  • Managing and providing technical services of asset management, civil design, road safety, street lighting, and engineering services.
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring service standards and targets.
  • Managing and coordinating the development of Capital Works and Long-Term Financial Plans for assets.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a Project Management Framework.
  • As required by the State Emergency Plan, undertake duties as Council’s appointed Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO).
  • Managing Council’s Local Traffic and Local Emergency Management Committees.


To be successful in this role applicants must have a ‘can-do’ attitude, a strong community focus, experience in senior management, leading organisational change, providing customer focused services and in delivering results.

  • Demonstrated ability in leading and developing teams to achieve organisational goals/objectives within a values-based framework.
  • Hold a relevant engineering qualification and/or extensive civil engineering experience.
  • Hold a current and valid driver’s licence and General Induction for Construction Works (white card) accreditation or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to apply legislation, guidelines and asset management principles as they relate to local government infrastructure delivery. 
  • Proven ability to understand and assess complex technical issues, and write clear, concise reports that provide recommendations based on assessment
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing annual budgets, planning and implementing project plans, managing risk and delivering projects and activities on time. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated experience in dealing with community members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, work to tight deadlines, work autonomously and respond positively under pressure.
  • Proven experience in working collaboratively and thinking creatively to deliver on the strategic direction of an organisation with a focus on performance and continuous improvement.

What we offer

  • An opportunity for you to grow and develop your skills.
  • The opportunity to explore a diversity of career paths.
  • Fortnightly rostered days off.
  • Be part of a team contributing to your local community.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • A supportive and inclusive workplace with a real focus on work/life balance.
  • Long service leave entitlements after 5 years’ service.

The appointment will be in accordance with the Local Government State Award and Council’s policies and conditions of employment.  The salary will be within the range of $2,160.70 to $2,385.10 per week plus Civil liability standard allowances, depending on qualifications, experience and skills. 

How to find out more

To find out more about this opportunity you can contact Theo Panagopoulos, Director Engineering on 0418 568 601.

How to apply

Provide us with a cover letter telling us how you meet the criteria we have outlined above and also attach a resume detailing your work history, qualifications and skills. 

Applications need to be submitted by 4.00pm on Thursday, 2 May 2024. 

Please visit Federation Council website to view the position description to apply 

Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We aim to recruit a diverse range of talented people to help us achieve our goals.

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