Manager, Strategic Asset Management
Job Id :4FB2-7615-20982789
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  • Full time
  • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Job Summary: The Organisation The City of Unley is a vibrant and progressive Council that focuses on advancing the lifestyle, social, recreational and economic climate of its constituency for all stakeholders. A balance between maintaining the significant charm of infrastructure and attracting innovation and investment is something the council does especially well. Engaging with the community is a priority; facilitated by local business initiatives, community events, arts, environmental sustainability, community services, volunteering programs and more. Particularly values driven, The City of Unley focuses on excellence, progressiveness, collaboration, being customer centric and operating with integrity. A great deal of work has been done to see that the Council fosters a positive working culture and attracts and retains the best possible talent. Located less than 4km from the Adelaide CBD on Unley Road and ideally nestled among cafes, restaurants and shops, The City of Unley provides an ambient and convenient location to work from.

Job Details:

The Role

This position sits within the City Development department of The City of Unley and reports directly to the General Manager, City Development.

Carrying a significant level of responsibility, you will manage a small team, ensuring the most appropriate, effective and efficient use of assets across The City of Unley, to meet community driven outcomes in line with the Council's strategic objectives. Working closely with other departments such as 'Operational Services', 'Urban Planning, Design & Traffic' and 'Property', you will integrate sound engineering advice and asset management expertise across various project initiatives.

The City of Unley is forward thinking in terms of how assets are managed and maintained. The asset management strategy, driven by this position, ensures assets are financially and environmentally sustainable, with clear levels of service defined, and appropriate maintenance programs delivered. Capital projects are also scoped, designed and delivered in a progressive manner to meet the strategic objectives of the organisation.


Some of your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Developing and maintaining Council's Asset Management Policy and Strategy across all infrastructure and open space related assets

  • Preparing and updating Council's suite of Asset Management Plans, including sustainable service levels, life cycle costing, and associated financial projections, and maintenance strategies

  • Improving the quality, reliability and usability of Council's asset information through active collection, manipulation and presentation of information

  • Refining and improving the Council's asset condition modelling capability and project prioritisation


The position requires a high level of analysis, fluidity and ability to think on your feet. To be successful in your job application you will require the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as engineering

  • Extensive experience in Asset Management, particularly the development of asset management plans, asset registers, and Asset Management systems

  • Inclusive and engaging leadership style with experience managing a small to medium size team

  • Experience working with, managing, and providing advice to a range of technical staff, particularly field related


An attractive salary will be discussed with shortlisted applicants

Additional Benefits

The City of Unley has the following available to you as an incoming employee:

  • Salary sacrifice options to your nominated Super fund

  • Support for ongoing education & development

  • Complimentary income protection insurance

  • Journey insurance, etc.


To be considered for this role please submit your resume as a Word document by hitting the Apply button. All confidential enquiries can be directed to Samantha Badcock on 0449976844.

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