Leading Hand - Civil Construction

Coffs Harbour City Council Full Time Permanent 22/07/2021

About the role

Council is currently seeking applications from suitably skilled and qualified individuals for the positions of Leading Hand - Civil Construction. These roles are responsible for assisting the Supervisor Civil Construction in managing both Council's and private works projects. You will be responsible for the supervision and coordination of site personnel and sub-contractors, the reporting of all relevant site activities and manage the quality of work performed.

The successful applicants will, from time to time, be required to work away. The shifts will depend on the location and nature of the work.

We are seeking Leading Hands for both permanent and 12 month term contract roles.

In preparation for the upcoming construction of the Coffs Harbour bypass, Council has been engaged to undertake the relocation of the associated Council water and sewer utility services. Council also has a full capital works program of roads, drainage and water and sewer to complete. As such, Council is looking to engage multiple Leading Hands to ensure all works are completed.

About you

The ideal applicants will have a Certificate IV in Civil Construction or and demonstrated experience in civil infrastructure construction. Previous experience supervising the construction of stormwater, potable water, sewer reticulation, steel reinforced concrete structures, earthworks and road pavements, concrete formwork, steelfixing and associated works.

You will also have experience in supervision and management of staff and sub-contractors, with the ability to train staff in construction methodologies and

Certificates and licences:

  • National Construction Induction Certificate (White card)
  • Class LR Drivers Licence as a minimum(or willing to obtain)
  • Overhead Power Certificate of Exemption (desirable)
  • Traffic Control Combined Licence (desirable)
  • Specification B80 Concrete Grey Card (Desirable)

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Committed to the pursuit of excellence, we strive to deliver the excellent services that are desired and valued by our community, now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation, recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do, supporting our people to provide them with the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally and being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

What we offer:

  • This is a permanent 38-hour a week role
  • RDO each month
  • Plenty of career growth and professional development opportunities
  • Other progressive benefits such as employee wellness programs, opportunities to purchase additional annual leave and salary sacrificing options


Starting salary of around $65,900 +superannuation.


Boost your application by attaching a cover letter expanding on your suitability for this role.

More details about the role can be found on Council's Careers page by clicking on 'Download PD'. Applications must be submitted via Council's Careers page and close 9pm AEST on the closing date.

https://coffsharbour.recruitmenthub.com.au/Positions-Vacant & enter ref code: 5585345

For any enquiries please contact Amy Roberts - Acting Section Leader Infrastructure Construction on 02 6648 4550.

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and background.

Applications close 29 Jul 2021