Position Details
Coordinator Lakes And Waterways
Full Time
Transport and Infrastructure
Nerang Office
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 8 Step 1 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 8 Step 2 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 8 Step 3 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 8 Step 4 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 8 Step 5 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight
$111,568.87 to $125,730.62

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the role

The purpose of this position is to lead a team of professionals who are responsible for meeting relevant organisational objectives related to asset management and the delivery of services for boating facilities, constructed lakes and waterways, and flood mitigation assets including referable dams.

This is achieved through the delivery of multiple programs of works, which will assist in the following:

  • Setting strategic direction as to how lakes and waterways are managed across the City
  • Identifying sustainable service standards in the management of lakes and waterways that will protect and enhance the local environment and community
  • Planning, delivering and managing public infrastructure across the city’s lakes and waterways.

Key position responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and foster collaborative stakeholder engagement both internal and external to Council.
  • Ensure works adhere to organisational governance and framework.
  • Coordinate the investigation and timely response to lakes, waterways and flood mitigation enquiries or concerns raised by internal stakeholders and the community at large.
  • Provide leadership and enable continuous improvement in the development and implementation of work programs to ensure lake, waterway and flood mitigation public infrastructure across the City meets adopted standards of service.
  • Coordinate and lead analysis of investment against established performance measures for lakes, waterways and flood mitigation assets and services.
  • Provide plans and budgets to inform Council’s annual cycle of funding requirements.
  • Coach and mentor project managers, technical officers and engineers within the team.
  • Provide subject matter expert advice to support to the team.
  • Provide leadership to ensure asset management principles are realised when delivering programs of work, that result in the effective creation of lake, waterway and flood mitigation infrastructure for the city.
  • Foster and provide leadership for the Lakes and Waterways team in relation to program management principles.

About you

  • You have exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder communication skills.
  • You have high level analytical skills to effectively lead a team to deliver programs of works.  
  • You have experience in program management, development and delivery.
  • You have experience in leading, managing and mentoring project managers and technical experts in a diverse and high performing team.
  • You are committed to leading by example and have a proactive and positive attitude.
  • You are committed to continuing professional development.
  • You can provide expert knowledge, exercise initiative, engage stakeholders, prepare reports, policies, correspondence and facilitate meetings relating to service plans and delivery.


What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and flexible working arrangements;
  • a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;

See what other benefits the City can offer you here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/council/council-jobs-222.html

About City Assets branch 

  • Infrastructure Asset Custodian for transport, drainage and foreshore facilities.
  • Custodians of over $12 billion worth of assets including, but not limited to approximately, 3200 kilometres of road, 2500 kilometres of drainage pipe, 100 boat ramps, 20 jetties, 3 dams, 130 lakes, 400 kilometres of constructed canals and 52 kilometres of beaches.
  • Coordinates and delivers strategic and tactical asset management planning, asset information and data management and contributed asset review and acceptance functions for the Directorate. 

About Transport and Infrastructure directorate

The Transport and Infrastructure directorate is ultimately here to deliver quality infrastructure and services that align with the broader organisation’s vision and purpose. The directorate consists of asset custodians, service providers and business support roles that all contribute to the overall management, delivery and maintenance of quality infrastructure and services.

The Selection Process

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SparkHire, and a face to face interview or virtual interview via Mircrosoft Teams or Skype. You may also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.


Please note applications for all of our vacancies close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

Essential: Do you hold a General Construction Induction Card (White Card)? Please upload a copy as an 'Identification Document'.
Essential: Do you hold a Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering or have demonstrated equivalent experience and knowledge in a similar role to perform the position requirements? Please provide details for both and if applicable, upload a copy of your qualification under ‘Education Certificate’.
Desirable: Are you a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, or in the process of achieving registration?
Essential: Please outline your experience in the field of waterway and flood mitigation management, particularly in relation to the management of boating facilities, constructed waterways and waterway assets, and flood mitigation assets.
Essential: Please detail how you have managed, monitored and led the activities, projects and services of your team.
Shannon Hunt
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