North Burnett Regional Council
Civil Works Ganger (Traffic) – Biggenden

Posted: 10 Jul
Closes: 30 Jul
Biggenden, Queensland


  • Work type: Full-time permanent
  • Location: Biggenden
  • 8-day 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 8-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 lifestyleenjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding careerthis 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

North Burnett Regional Council is seeking a Ganger to join the Civil Works Team based in Biggenden.

The Ganger assists the Civil Works Supervisor taking a ‘hands on’ approach in leading a multi-skilled team to undertake preventative and reactive maintenance, programmed construction, and general maintenance / construction of road corridor infrastructure.

About you

You will have demonstrated leadership experience and ability build a positive and cohesive team while undertaking plant operation and/ or labouring tasks in the construction and maintenance of roads, including traffic control procedures, kerb and gutter, footpath, concrete drainage etc in and around the town of Biggenden.

With a focus on safe work practices, you will have proven knowledge and experience within civil construction in a similar role with demonstrated ability to operate plant and equipment relevant to the tasks.

You will also have demonstrated, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders both within Council and the community.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience leading work teams and knowledge of and experience applying Work, Health and Safety in the work environment.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding occupation, often in noisy conditions.
  • Current unrestricted ‘HR’ or ‘HC’ class driver’s licence.
  • Possess a Work Safe in the Construction Industry Induction Certificate (White Card).
  • Relevant plant operator competency (evidence) as relevant to the position.
  • Traffic Management Implementation Program licence.
  • Traffic Control Industry Authority.
  • Qualifications or undertaking formal qualifications relevant to the work area, (e.g. minimum Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations) would be highly desirable.

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 (8-day fortnight)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters

Applications close:  10:00pm, Monday 29 July 2024

Contact: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Darren Simpson from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.


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.

Due to the nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be physically fit and able to satisfactorily pass Council’s medical and functional assessment based on the physical and safety requirements of the position.

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

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

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.

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.