Five Infrastructure & Engineering Vacancies Advertised to Deliver $11.5m in Capital Works
Friday, 5 June, 2020 - 14:30
With a plan to deliver $11.5million worth of capital works projects in the new financial year, Mansfield Shire Council is advertising to fill five vacant positions in infrastructure and engineering.
Mansfield Shire CEO, Kaylene Conrick said Council has a recent history of under-delivering on capital works projects and infrastructure services. Over the past few years these positions had periods where they were not filled and the shortage of staff affected Council’s delivery and forward planning.
“If the positions are vacant, as a small Council, we don’t have the resources to undertake the planning and preparation for major capital works. As we come out of COVID-19 and into a new financial year, our plan is to fill these positions to build a team that is well resourced to improve our results in this area,” Ms Conrick said.
“These positions and the capital works projects will also play an important role in building the local economy post COVID-19 hibernation. Having the team in place means the projects will be put out to tender. Some of the work will be done by local contractors and provide other employment opportunities for locals,” she said.
“The positions are all funded in the current budget. In the past Council has used consultants when positions were not able to be filled but having our own in-house team really is essential,” she said.
The roles to be advertised from 6 June are General Manager Infrastructure and Planning, Manager Operations and Capital Works, Coordinator Capital Works Delivery, Coordinator Engineering Services and Coordinator Assets Management.
Ms Conrick said the General Manager position will oversee Infrastructure, Asset Management, Parks and Gardens, Road Maintenance, Community Safety, including Environmental Health and Local Laws, Waste, Planning and Environment.
The capital works planned for 2020-2021 include the dual court multi-use sports stadium, Lords Oval pavilion, Mansfield Botanic Park playground, a cardboard baler, street upgrades and $3.7million of road renewal projects.