First listed on: 08 December 2021

Director of Engineering


About Junee Shire Council

Junee Shire Council are seeking a dynamic people-orientated Director to lead the Engineering Services Directorate and deliver exceptional infrastructure to the community of Junee Shire. 

Located 41 kilometres from Wagga Wagga, in the prime agricultural lands of the Riverina region in New South Wales, Australia, Junee offers both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services. 

At Junee Shire Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, offering state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing to support our community. You’ll be able to work close to home in a town that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with great amenities.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager, you will work with the executive leadership team and elected Council members to deliver Infrastructure services to the community of Junee, with specific responsibility for, construction, maintenance and planning for the Shire’s physical infrastructure. 

Responsible for overseeing the full scope of the Shire’s Infrastructure operations, engineering, maintenance, landscaping, sewerage, water treatment and utility. Working to tight deadlines, you manage strategic operations within a fast-paced department, requiring strong organisational and collaborative skills, to ensure community needs are met in balance with regulatory, compliance and sustainability requirements.

You will play a key role in creating a positive and productive work environment; building, motivating, and upskilling the Engineering department to ensure they are highly engaged. The Director Engineering Services will also be responsible for building relationships with various stakeholders including; government, regional, private and community sectors, in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan’s outcomes. 

About You

You will bring a proven record of achievements, and executive experience in leadership., demonstrating a capacity to deliver on community Infrastructure, relating to capital and maintenance programmes. You are an exceptional business leader with degree qualifications, who will founder an exceptional working culture, building a dynamic and collaborative directorate. 

As an Infrastructure/ Engineering Specialist you will have an ability to gain credibility as a technical expert and comprehensive knowledge of legislation, regulations, design standards and codes of practice relating to the construction and maintenance of infrastructure and the management of public assets. 

Demonstrated strategic and business planning skills including the ability to develop written action plans with clearly defined objectives and strategies that respond to identified needs. Along with sound contract management program and project management and financial management skills, including budget preparation/control and the ability to achieve best value for money. 

What We Offer 

  • Relocation Package
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Novated Lease Options
  • Staff development and award programs

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, Junee Shire Council is seeking applications from leaders who demonstrate contemporary and strategic leadership; a community first attitude and strong cultural values. You will bring proven experience leading a community focused portfolio and driving high performance and customer centric cultures. You are known as a relationship builder and thrive on engaging across a community and leading your staff with a strong people focus. A sound understanding of the key pressures and opportunities impacting regional NSW will be seen as an advantage.

How to Apply

Please review the Candidate Success Profile, prior to submitting your application. 

Your application should include, Resume, Cover Letter, Statement Addressing Selection Criteria, all relevant Supporting Documentation. 

Director Engineering Services Selection Criteria is available by emailing

Applications may be submitted through the "Apply Now" button or emailed confidentially to,

This position closes on Sunday, 16 January 2022, 8:00pm.

Confidential enquiries may be directed to, FiveSeven Consulting Candice MacFadyen, General Manager via to coordinate a time for a confidential discussion. 

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