Manager Vehicle Maintenance - Transport for Brisbane

Job title : Manager Vehicle Maintenance - Transport for Brisbane
Location : Queensland
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1480172
Our Business
Brisbane is a great place to live and work with an enviable lifestyle. It's a vibrant, green, prosperous, and safe city that nurtures opportunity and innovation, values sustainability and supports strong economic growth. In achieving this vision, Brisbane City Council needs dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking leaders to help guide the organisation.

Brisbane City Council is by population the largest local government in Australia, with assets over $34 billion and an annual budget of over $4 billion. Our responsibility is to provide leadership for the people of Brisbane and to manage our resources to create a vibrant, successful, and liveable city for the future. We work in partnership with a variety of governments, peak bodies, industries, and community organisations to build a better Brisbane.

Our Branch
Engineering and Asset Management is responsible for establishing and regularly reviewing fleet maintenance policies and standards, management of bus maintenance processes, procurement of bus fleet and associated products and services and investigation and review of incidents involving the bus fleet and/or other Transport for Brisbane infrastructure. We also oversee the management of non-bus facilities and assets, management and coordination of major projects and coordination of divisional information technology requirements.
The Role 
Reporting to the General Manager of Engineering & Asset Management, this critical senior leadership position will oversee all facets of Transport for Brisbane's Fleet Maintenance Operations. The role oversees a team of circa 350 staff consisting of technical, professional and operational employees and a fleet of more than 1200 bus and metro vehicles across 8 depots. Responsibilities encompass first and second-line maintenance, repair, fleet enhancement initiatives, and cultivating commercial alliances. Operating within a customer and people-centric environment, this role necessitates fostering and guiding a high performing workforce, promoting the sharing of engineering expertise, and ensuring the provision of safe and economical services while advancing Brisbane's public transport towards zero-emission technology.
About you
Council is seeking a values-based senior leader who can successfully motivate a large diverse workforce, whilst maintaining superior levels of service delivery in a public facing environment. With significant experience leading maintenance operations for large/complex fleets or similar, you will have a continuous improvement and safety mindset with demonstrated experience building engaged teams, driving standardisation and efficiencies. We are particularly interested in candidates who have an appreciation and acceptance of the nuances in a large-scale operating environment who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities in line with Council’s Leadership Blueprint. Your experience will be underpinned by qualifications relevant to commercial maintenance, manufacturing, repair operations or similar.
How to apply: Apply now to join Brisbane City Council's dynamic, passionate, and forward-thinking leaders, who help guide the organisation toward its vision of creating a vibrant, successful, and liveable city for the future.
Please send your current resume and cover letter (of no more than two pages) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role, to Tim Wallis at
This role will require qualifications relevant to the position along with a Criminal History and Business Check.
For a confidential discussion:  Please call Tim Wallis on 0439 817 992
People from diverse backgrounds, including those living with a disability and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who may have questions about the recruitment process or working at Council, are encouraged to reach out to the contact above, who can connect you with a member of Council’s Diversity and Inclusion team.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 7th April 2024 at 11:55pm AEST
Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace where our people represent the diverse communities we serve, are supported, and can feel safe. Council has been awarded Employer of the Year at the National Disability Awards and has been recognised multiple times with ‘Gold Employer’ status from the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.