Plumbing Services Team Manager

Job title : Plumbing Services Team Manager
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Job reference : 1166122
About the Organisation
There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, serving a community of more than 330,000 residents across an area of approximately 2,291 square kilometres. Council’s 2021-2025 Corporate Plan aims to deliver a smart economy, a strong community, a healthy environment, service excellence and an outstanding organisation.

With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.

About the Position
Reporting to the Manager – Development Services, this critical leadership position will be responsible for overseeing a large and diverse team of 35 staff in a rapidly growing team across plumbing assessment, compliance, and enforcement services as well as support services.

This role is a key leader within the Development Services branch, which has undergone progressive and innovative change to create efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided. This journey will continue to be driven by this position, promoting evolution and transformation to ensure they are a proactive, agile and effective function. 

It will lead and coordinate an integrated and collaborative approach to the assessment, compliance and enforcement process for plumbing matters undertaken in the Plumbing Services Team and with others across the branch and other areas of Council.

About the Person
You will bring a strong track record of success in leading similarly large and diverse teams through change. A strategic thinker, you will ideally have an understanding of the development lifecycle (specific plumbing experience/qualifications is not a pre-requisite), and the interrelationships between plumbing services, development assessment and population growth to contribute towards economic development, environmental sustainability and growth management for the region and the community.

An understanding or experience within similar public-sector environments and the nuances would be highly beneficial, as would knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, standards, polices and state government codes, in particular those associated with plumbing assessment, inspections and compliance.

Effective stakeholder management and influencing skills are also important prerequisites to foster strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Wallis on    0439 817 992 or