Roads Supervisor

  • West Arnhem Regional Council
  • Darwin, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, or Warruwi (subject to available accommodation).
  • Annual Salary: $97148 - $10393 (including salary $84832 - $90373)
  • Annual Leave: 6 weeks
  • Accommodation: May be available in Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Minjilang or Warruwi.
  • Vehicle: Provided for work use
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: 12.5% superannuation, locality allowance and relocation assistance.



This position is responsible for implementing and supervising programmed road construction, repairs and maintenance, and civil works projects across all communities of West Arnhem Regional Council ensuring they are completed on time and on budget.

Implement programmed road construction, repairs and maintenance and civil works projects ensuring work is carried out in a timely and safe manner with minimalinconvenience to the community.

Ensure a high quality of work output in the delivery of activities and functions that will include, but is not limited to:

a. completing projects to Australian and trade standards.
b. organising work teams, that may include contractors and Council staff.
c. planning, scheduling, coordinating and implementing activities, as required.
d. reviewing and coordinating labour, plant and material resources.
e. reviewing practices and procedures to identify areas of improvement and make recommendations accordingly.
f. developing cost estimates for small projects and maintenance works as required.
g. construction work including road formation, drainage and re-sheeting in line with the specifications outlined in the standard specifications for unpaved roads in the NT
h. operating Class C equipment, Class A and B machines (including changing and using all basic attachments) and associated tools.

Ensure work teams are inducted, trained and informed of expected levels of
performance, and following safe and effective work practices.

Ensure staff related issues are dealt with appropriately, such as attendance, performance and disciplinary issues.

Ensure that daily pre-start meetings and toolbox talks are conducted and that policies and procedures are being followed.

Assist the Buildings and Civil Coordinator to carry out inspections of civil and roads assets to ensure they meet required standards and regulations, and are fit for purpose.

Ensure all jobs are entered, monitored and tracked through to completion in the Works Program Database.

Ensure work areas are kept clean and secure.

Ensure tools, plant and equipment are safely and securely stored, regularly cleaned, serviced and maintained.

Other duties relevant to Assets and Projects, as required.

In accordance with work health and safety legislation:

a. ensure you work safely, the way you work does not cause harm to others and you use measures within your control that prevent injuries or illnesses.
b. within your area of responsibility, ensure compliance with work health and safety legislation and Council’s work health and safety policies and procedures.

All applications must be emailed to

Applications should address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description. Please note that applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.

Should you require further assistance, please phone (08)8982 9522.

Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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