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Team Leader Floodplain Management

Job No: CEN1196
Location: Central Coast NSW

  • A broad and varied role
  • A dynamic culture where staff produce excellent results
  • Permanent Full Time position + RDO
  • An attractive salary package up to $119k per annum (inclusive of Market Forces and CLA) + 9.5% Super + Leaseback Vehicle is available

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

The role of Team Leader Floodplain Management/Senior Planner is to oversee the day-to-day work and functioning of the team undertaking operational work or service provision, and to collaborate with others to complete the programs and projects of the section. This will be achieved through coordinating floodplain management planning and implementation initiatives across the Central Coast region, including providing technical flood advice on development planning enquiries.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Lead a team of floodplain professionals to provide strategic flood planning services to CCC in an innovative and cost effective manner that minimises threats to life and property damage;
  • Coordinate and manage professional staff, consultants, planning teams and technical assistants in the development of flood related plans, policies and models that can be used to forecast actual flood events;
  • In conjunction with the Section Manager Waterways, prepare and manage budget, expenditure and resources effectively to ensure successful implementation of all activities;
  • Develop and communicate project plans and briefs for projects, track and report on performance against projected budget, time and quality for the organisation and maintenance of appropriate flood models.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree qualification in Engineering OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Current Class C Driver’s licence;
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of professionals in a flood planning role including flood modeling and assessment of flood related data for the formulation of flood plans and policies;
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing environmental/floodplain/coastal strategic and management plans, and applying for funding for related projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in complex report writing, public relations and consultation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management (including contract and budgets), with an ability to manage several projects simultaneously to achieve outcomes within identified timeframes;
  • Demonstrated leadership behaviours, including active communication with the team in regard to performance, business strategy, diversity, coaching and mentoring and change management;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, credible relationships and influence, persuade or negotiate outcomes that are of benefit or add value, to all or part of the organisation;
  • Proven ability to assess, interpret and judge information or situations, and formulate recommendations, provide specialist advice or deliver a service, based on the findings.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Post graduate qualifications in hydrology or other relevant field.

Enquiries:  Peter Sheath, Section Manager Waterways, on ph: 02 4350 1648 or  0401 701 139.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Tuesday, 3 July 2018.


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