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Road Construction Foreman

Diamantina Shire Council - Birdsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
2.0 AWARD: Queensland Local Government Industry
(Stream B) Award - State 2017

3.0 SECTION: Operational Services

4.0 CLASSIFICATION: Level 8

5.0 DEPARTMENT: Infrastructure

6.0 BRANCH: Works

7.0 LOCATION: Bedourie or Birdsville

8.0 POSITION OBJECTIVE
To supervise a road construction and/or maintenance team ensuring that all allocated work is completed
safely, in a timely manner, within budget and to the required quality.

9.0 REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

a) Skills/Capabilities
 Demonstrated skills in DTMR road construction and maintenance techniques.
 Demonstrated ability to analyse and diagnose road maintenance issues and solve in a

timely and efficient manner.
 Demonstrated ability to use discretion in selection and organisation of appropriate work

processes and resources when under remote supervision.
 Demonstrated ability to read and interpret engineering and road plans and use levelling

equipment
 Proven time management and organisational skills
 Sound written and interpersonal communication skills, including negotiation, conflict

resolution and consultation.
 Demonstrated ability to complete all necessary paperwork including time sheets and plant

running sheets.
 Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and supervise a work team, motivate staff and

monitor processes and outcomes in a road construction environment.
 Ability to complete manual tasks.
 Ability to be flexible, reliable, honest and committed.

b) Knowledge
 Sound knowledge of Department of Transport and Main Roads requirements for road

maintenance and construction standards.
 Sound knowledge of the operation of road construction plant and work methods
 Sound knowledge of Local Government Policies and Procedures
 Quality Assurance and Workplace Health and Safety processes
 Council’s policies and procedures or a demonstrated ability to learn

c) Experience and/or qualifications
 Significant experience in a similar role in Local Government, Department of Main Roads or

a road construction organisation is essential.
 Current Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card).
 Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence or ability to obtain
 Current Traffic Control Ticket.
 Level II Traffic Management certificate

Reference: 150647

 Desirable: Certificate III in Civil Construction.

10.0 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
1) Effectively lead and manage the performance of a road construction and/or maintenance team as

required from time to time.
2) Undertake a variety of road maintenance and construction activities on worksites in accordance

with approved designs, industry and DTMR standards and procedures and safety regulations.
3) Ensure all plant, camp facilities and equipment are clean and maintained in accordance with

Council requirements.
4) Monitor construction and maintenance methods of work teams under your control to ensure they

meet the guidelines provided by the Council.
5) Complete site inductions, team meetings, toolbox talks as required.
6) Set the priorities of council staff and contractors and monitor the workflows to ensure the continuity

of work is maintained so that tasks are completed to the appropriate standard in a safe, efficient,
and effective manner.

7) Ensure accurate timesheets and plant running sheets are completed and authorised daily for all
staff under your supervision.

8) Operate various plant within operating parameters as advised by manufacturer, including but not

limited to:
  • Conducting pre-start checks;
  • Minor maintenance including greasing, oiling and minor repairs.
9) Operate and maintain any vehicle/plant in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with traffic
regulations, operators’ handbook, and DSC workshop guidelines.

10) Requisition camp supplies and complete fuel dips are required and forward details to Supervisor.
11) Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with Councils Quality Assurance System.
12) Ensure correct signage is used in accordance with current regulations.
13) Comply with all Councils policies including but not limited to the Code of Conduct, Drug and

Alcohol policy, Smoking policy and Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policy.
14) Perform other Council work as directed by the Works Coordinator.

Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities

1) Undertake the responsibilities relevant to the position as specified in Schedule 1 - WH&S Obligation and
Responsibility Statement as amended from time to time.

Note: An employee may be directed to carry out such duties as are within the limits of the employee’s skill, competence and training.
All employees have a legal obligation and are required to observe Council policies and procedures in relation to Code of Conduct,
Confidentiality, Anti-Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity; Workplace Health & Safety; Employee Welfare; the Environment
and Service Delivery Standards. Employees must also fulfil all recordkeeping responsibilities in accordance with relevant Information
Standards and associated guidelines.

11.0 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
1) Demonstrated skills and significant experience in road construction and maintenance techniques.
2) Demonstrated ability to use discretion in selection and organisation of appropriate work processes

and resources when under remote supervision.
3) Proven experience in the high standard of operation and maintenance of various plant.
4) Leadership and coordination skills, with the ability to stimulate a high level of performance and

foster teamwork.
5) Sound oral and written communication skills with the ability to prepare succinct reports.
6) Proven time management, organisational, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to ensure timely

delivery of outcomes.
7) Basic level of computer skills, including working knowledge of the MS Office Suite.
8) Demonstrated commitment to Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.
9) Current Queensland ‘C’ Class Drivers License, Current Queensland Occupational Health & Safety

Licence - or Current RII Certificate of Competency in at least one type of plant.

Note: As part of any recruitment for this position, Council may require the applicant to undertake a Criminal Records Check, Working
with Children Check, Physical fitness/medical test, drug or alcohol test, relevant skill test, personality profile and/or psychometric
testing prior to appointment. It is a condition of employment with DSC that all applicants agree to this requirement before appointment.
Some positions require incumbent to undergo mandatory immunisation or provide medical documentary evidence of suitable
immunisation as the work environment may involve exposure to areas identified as "at risk" work areas.

Reference: 150647

12. PHYSICAL DEMAND CATEGORY

SEDENTARY WORK
Light Duty Frequent lifting / carrying of objects weighing up to 5kgs.
Work Frequent lifting / carrying of objects weighing up to 10kgs.
Heavy Work Frequent lifting / carrying of objects not exceeding 25kgs
WORK ENVIRONMENT
ATTRIBUTE MANOEUVRE FREQUENT OCCASIONAL NONE
Chemicals YES NO B e n d in g
Cold YES NO S q u a t t in g
Dampness YES NO C l im b i n g
Fumes/gases YES NO T w i s t in g
Heat / Humidity YES NO R e a c h in g
Heights YES NO P L A N T O P E R A T ION
Noises YES NO M a x i m u m s e a t r a ting of 120kgs
SPECIFIC ACTIONS REQUIRED AUDIO - VISUAL REPETITIVE MOTIONS
This job may include: DEMANDS
Standing/Walking Sitting Driving Hearing Foot Movement
None None None Depth Perception Fine Manipulation
Occasional Occasional Occasional Colour Pushing/Pulling

Discrimination
1-4 hrs 1-4 hrs 1-4 hrs Peripheral Vision Finger Dexterity
4-6 hrs 4-6 hrs 4-6 hrs Simple Grasping
6-8 hrs 6-8 hrs 6-8 hrs

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12.0 ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS / ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to: Works Coordinator

Supervises: Allocated Council employees and contractors

Internal Liaisons: All Council Departments

External Liaisons: State and Local Government authorities as appropriate, contractors, members of the

general public.

13.0 EXTENT OF AUTHORITY

As per Council’s Delegation Register

14.0 APPROVALS

Reviewed By: Trevor Stewart
Infrastructure Manager

Approved by: Leon Love
Chief Executive Officer

Signed: ___________________________________________

Date: ____/____/____

Reference: 150647

I, [Name] have read and understood this Position Description Road Construction Foreman and accept the
objectives, requirements and responsibilities of this position.

Employee signature: __________________________________________

Date: ____/____/____

Reference: 150647

Birdsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency




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