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Manager Assets And Projects

Roper Gulf Regional Council - Katherine, NT

Source: uWorkin


Designation &
Classification Level RGRC Level 9

Position No 1028 Division Infrastructure Services and Planning

Business Unit Asset Management Reports To
General Manager Infrastructure
Services & Planning

Location Katherine Date Created February 2021

Date Approved February 2021



The Manager, Assets & Projects is responsible for the management of council owned and/or controlled
infrastructure, roads and built assets, the management of projects, and makes appropriate recommendations
to Executive in respect to those assets.

Manage projects in line with Council 's business and strategic plans by delivering high quality, best
value outcomes for the Council and its residents.


Asset Management

Manage and supervise the assets department staff.

Participate as a member of Council’s Executive Management Team.

Ensure all Council assets are accounted for and captured on the Council’s asset management system.

Ensure the Council’s assets are managed in the most cost-effective methods possible, while enabling optimal delivery of

Develop, implement and manage an Asset Management Plan for the Council.

Development of Capital Works Programs for Infrastructure, Roads and Built Assets.

Ensure council meets the National Framework for management of Assets for Local Government.

Provide high quality advice and recommendations to the executive, senior management and staff on asset management

Report on the financial performance of Council’s infrastructure assets and operations.

Coordinate and assist in preparing condition reports and maps for infrastructure assets.

Develop policies, procedures and program objectives aimed at implementing Best Practice in asset management.

Establish a system of regular physical audits and valuations for each category of asset.

Manage relationships with insurance broker and maintain Council’s insurance schedule.

Develop and maintain effective partnerships and linkages with managers, agencies, asset supply businesses, service
providers and other stakeholders, to assist in achieving Council’s strategic objectives related to asset management

Negotiate and manage appropriate leases, contracts and agreements as required.

Abide by all relevant Council policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, EEO policy and WHS Policy.

Report any faults and/or damage of Council structures, amenities or facilities.

Other reasonable duties as instructed by the direct supervisor.

Project Management

Ensure project teams have clearly assigned roles and responsibilities.

Act as the secretariat for the Project Steering Group and individual Project Control Groups.

Ensure project plans and contracts are developed and approved for each project with clear project scope and goals.

Ensure high quality reports are developed in accordance within agreed timeframes.

Deliver projects in accordance with Councils business and strategic plans.

Ensure resource and budget plans are developed for each assigned project.

Ensure that projects are completed within budget and on time.

Maintain controlled document registers for all projects.

Ensure that all projects meet performance quality, safety and environmental objectives.

Conduct regular site meetings.


Manage the procurement of materials and services in accordance with Local Government procedures and legislative
requirements, ensuring value for money.

Ensure scope of works is clearly and accurately defined in tender and contract documentation.

Ensure that tender and contract documents are complied with for each project.

Ensure that Local Government procurement procedures and policies are complied with for each project.

Coordinate the tendering, evaluation and award process for each project.

Work Health and Safety

Report any workplace accidents / incidents to your supervisor;

Comply with any reasonable instruction and cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health and safety
in the workplace;

Contribute ideas and suggestions that promote safety awareness; and

Take reasonable care for your own health and the safety and do not adversely affect the health and safety of others.



Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Assets Management, Project Management or related/similar field or equivalent.

Proven experience in assets management and project management .

Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in Asset Management/Project Management.

Knowledge of and experience in accounting principles and practices.

Experience in supervising and managing a small team of staff.

Proven ability to negotiate and manage leases; contracts and agreements.

Experience in managing relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and internal customers.

Well-developed computer and business system knowledge and skills.

Proven ability to provide high quality written reports, information, advice and effective communication with a wide range of

Knowledge and experience in the management of roads and associated infrastructure.

Experience in the development and implementation of policies & strategic asset management plans.

Current Northern Territory “C” Class Drivers Licence.

Able to meet the inherent requirements of the position both physically and mentally.

Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia (Please note that RGRC do not
currently undertake sponsorship).

Undertake a new Criminal History Check prior to commencement of employment and renew your Criminal History Check
every three (3) years, or as per the Criminal History Check Policy.


HR class Australian Drivers Licence or ability to obtain.

Practical knowledge of the NAMS+ Asset management system.

Certified/professional membership in IPWEA/Asset Management.

Experience in a Local Government environment and knowledge of the Local Government Act.

Demonstrated experience and/or awareness of issues affecting people in remote Indigenous communities.