Invercargill City Council

Group Manager Infrastructure Services

Invercargill City Council

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 02-08-2020


New Zealand

Work type:

·         Invercargill Based

·         Join a New Executive Team

·         Build the Culture and Make Your Mark

With total income in excess of $83m per annum and employing over 385 employees, Invercargill City Council is a key player in advancing the growth and prosperity of the Southland Region. Invercargill’s reputation for being family friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, amazing facilities and the iconic Central Otago, Fiordland and Catlins on the doorstep. The city is in a strong financial position, undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history and is committed to key initiatives including the CBD redevelopment and other significant community and infrastructure investments during the coming years.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Group Manager Infrastructure Servicesis a key appointment and will join the newly formed five-member Executive Team, after a recent restructure.  This senior role has responsibility for providing strategic leadership to the Council’s essential infrastructure services including 3 waters, roading, property, engineering services, drainage, solid waste and capital projects.  With responsibility for a large operational budget and around 60 staff, this role is a key contributor to the strategic leadership of the Council, with a focus on succession planning, developing capability, encouraging collaboration and promoting the culture, values and behaviours. 

This is an attractive opportunity for experienced leaders or high-potential candidates who have successfully led teams to deliver large infrastructural projects in local government or similar complex operating environments. Candidates of interest will likely possess a tertiary qualification in civil engineering (or related discipline), bringing a modern and collaborative approach to infrastructure functions, particularly around building capability and leadership bench strength. A track record developing positive working relationships, a continual focus on customer service and process efficiencies, as well as a resilient and values-based leadership style, are all essential to success in this role. 

A unique job opportunity awaits in a well-led and forward focused Council, offering all the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Southland.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to 7111sk.  Applications close on 2 August 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click Here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.