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Fleet Stream Leader

Position Details

  • Work type: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Mundubbera
  • 9-day fortnight

Why work with us?

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

About the role

Reporting to the Assets, Facilities and Fleet Manager, this crucial role is responsible for coordinating the delivery of contemporary and customer focused fleet services which support the safe, efficient, and effective delivery of Council operations.

Leading a multi-disciplinary team, this role will coordinate maintenance, repairs and operational activities plus implement strategies to enhance Council’s cost-effectiveness, regulatory compliance, and overall productivity through the fleet area.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience in contemporary operational and technical fleet management combined with tertiary qualifications relevant to the industry.

You will have strong financial acumen and experience executing cost-effective fleet procurement activities, and analysing data and trends to identify opportunities for efficiencies and reduce whole of life costs.

You will be an experienced people leader with ability to coach and mentor a diverse team fostering an engaged and proactive working environment.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain, and implement an affordable fleet asset management plan that supports Council’s current operational practices.
  • Develop, document, and implement fleet management strategies and models that balance customer expectations on availability and reliability with workforce distribution and financial constraints.
  • Recommend and present, in consultation with operational teams, fleet procurement programs to allow the continued lowest cost operations and service delivery models.
  • Deliver the approved annual fleet procurement and disposal programs, ensuring compliance with workplace health and safety requirements, including worker consultation, during development of specifications, assessment of tenders and commissioning of new fleet items.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance program for Council’s fleet assets to ensure reliability, compliance, safety, and lowest whole of life costs.
  • Oversee the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance activities to ensure efficiency targets, quality standards and budget constraints are met.
  • Monitor and report back to management on vehicle utilisations and cost vs internal hire rates and provide recommendations to improve optimisation and reduce costs.
  • Implement and maintain a fuel management system that meets user’s requirements and ensures the effective accounting of fuel purchases and consumption.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities, including the establishment of pre-qualified contractor panels to assist in the efficient delivery of maintenance programs, materials, and wet and dry hire plant.
  • Provide leadership to the Fleet Team, provide clarity around roles, responsibilities, and expectations; mentor, coach and develop staff to excel; establish individual performance and development plans; develop succession plans and model high safety standards and behaviours.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters
  • Relocation assistance applicable to some roles

Applications close:  10:00pm, Sunday 10 December 2023


For further information regarding this position please contact Jane Sutherland, Manager Assets, Facilities and Fleet on 0447 738 841 or Linda Donnelly from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280 during business hours.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.

Accommodation / housing – the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.