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Section Manager Fleet Management

Job No: CEN3490
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Charmhaven NSW 

  • Apply your interpersonal and financial skills to this leadership position
  • Work/Life Balance - 19 day month with flexible/hybrid working arrangements available 
  • Permanent Full Time 
  • Attractive remuneration package of up to $139k + Leaseback Vehicle/Vehicle Allowance + 11% Superannuation

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Reporting directly to the Unit Manager Plant and Fleet, the role of Section Manager Fleet Management is responsible for the strategic and lifecycle management of Council’s corporate fleet of passenger vehicles, light commercials, heavy commercial vehicles as well as various plant and equipment while managing the overall operation of Councils mobile and small plant workshop services through delivery of efficient and cost-effective production, inspection and maintenance programs.

In addition, the Section Manager Fleet Management will provide day to day leadership to a team of professionals responsible for the delivery of services and programs that provide optimal service, life and cost benefit of assets. This will be achieved through strategic planning and forecasting including cost-effective replacement program, cost analysis, strong stakeholder relationships and asset management performance reporting.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Lead a professional operation focussed on fleet management, asset management principles, competitive pricing, cost management, effective utilisation, whole of life asset management programs and effective cost control of whole of life costs
  • Develop, promote, monitor and review initiatives, programs and business processes that achieve continuous improvement, aligned to the organisational objectives
  • Promote collaboration by identifying opportunities to work with other teams/units to solve issues and develop better processes and approaches to work
  • Ensure all laws, regulations, policies and procedures effecting the Fleet services Department are complied with, documented and updated as required

Essential criteria:

  • Degree in Finance, Business Management or relevant field OR extensive solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development
  • Extensive experience in a similar role leading large scale fleet management or similar teams in a large organisation, and large-scale inventory management
  • Proven success as a leader with the ability to grow and develop teams focused on quality outcomes and a customer focus
  • Extensive experience in developing and managing multiple stakeholder relationships in a complex, political environment to deliver agreed outcomes
  • Extensive experience in budget management and financial forecasting including and Fringe Benefits Tax, Replacement Budget, Operating Budget, Asset Management Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan
  • Significant experience and comprehensive knowledge of asset management systems and principles, including advanced computer skills in data integrity and periodic reporting
  • Significant experience in managing compliance for complex and diverse legislation and practice
  • Demonstrated project management experience with proven ability to manage and deliver projects and/or programs

What we offer:

  • Weekly pay cycle
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Novated leasing program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle
  • Health and wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breast screen, Flu vaccination, blood donations;
  • Recognition of Service
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities
  • Reward and Recognition program.

A 19 day month work-cycle currently applies to this role with flexible/ hybrid working arrangements available. 

This role provides a commencing salary range of between $116.4k to $139.6k per annum dependent on skills and experience + 11% superannuation. 

A leaseback vehicle is provided in this role for official duties and private use and your choice of vehicle will be provided when one becomes available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy. In the meantime, either an alternate pre-used vehicle or a vehicle allowance of $200 per week ($10,450 per annum) is temporarily applied for this position due to ongoing issues with supply for new vehicles.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity. 

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries: David Norbury, Unit Manager Plant and Fleet on ph: 0434 150 411  

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 Sunday 3 December 2023.


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