Website Port Macquarie Hastings Council

  • Management role in an essential community service
  • Working in a dynamic team, within an organisation driving positive change
  • Work-life balance flexibility

Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC) is seeking an experienced manager, to oversee the operational and strategic management of the Utilities Operations Group (Water, Sewer and Waste). This is a unique opportunity to gain a career that helps ensure we deliver effective, high quality and best value services for the community – while working in an enviable location. You’ll be able to work in a stimulating, rewarding job, balanced with quality time with your family in an amazing region.

The Position

As Group Manager Utilities Operations, your focus will be on leading and managing the efficient and effective provision of maintenance, operation and construction services for all water, sewer and waste facilities.  Our ideal candidate has significant experience in sustainably managing human, physical and financial resources within an organisation in the Utilities sector, and be able to drive organisational improvements, ensuring PMHC delivers high quality services that meet the needs of our growing community.

We are looking for someone who is responsive, open and engaging, while understanding the needs, concerns and aspirations of the community. A background in budget development, planning, managing complex reports and setting financial targets is essential.

As part of the Community Utilities Division’s leadership team, you will have significant involvement in setting the strategic policy direction, planning and implementation of our utilities services, the development, updating and maintenance of our Asset Management Plans, and the delivery of capital projects.

You will on occasion be the spokesperson to media providing updates on projects and other operational issues as they arise.

The successful candidate will hold an engineering related degree with knowledge of the waste industry or an environmental science based degree with significant knowledge and/or experience of water, sewer and waste. For a full overview of the role, please view the Position Description.

About the Region

Together with our community, we are planning for our future. Our region is experiencing significant growth, opening endless opportunities for creative, innovative and passionate people to make a difference.

As one of the fastest growing urban centres in Australia, our progress on economic growth and increased demand in health, education, construction and professional services sectors ensures business opportunities are surging. Businesses are drawn to our region due to the accessibility, with our Airport allowing for easy travel to major cities – and our central location meaning we are strategically placed for driving to both Sydney and Brisbane. You’ll also enjoy impressive health and education facilities, with a Base hospital and several universities – and well-respected schools.

In the Port Macquarie region, you can balance a fulfilling career with an ideal lifestyle. You’ll enjoy easy access to the stunning hinterland, many amazing beaches, national parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel. The Mid North Coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off-road exploration, sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.

Remuneration and Benefits

Employment Type: This is a full time, permanent role offering a competitive total remuneration package including vehicle options.

Benefits: Flexible work arrangements and flexi-time, discounted gym membership, career development opportunities, annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus annual salary review, long service leave after 5 years and employee assistance program.

Interested in Applying?

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, or have any questions about the role please contact Ally Coyne, Executive Assistant Community Utilities on 02 6581 8205.

To apply, please visit the PMHC website.

Applications close: 9 August 2022, 11.30pm

To apply for this job email your details to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.