Director of Operations

Posted 12 September 2022
Job type Permanent
Sectors CGC CoverInfrastructure

Job description

The Director of Operations has primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the business in WA and ensuring sustainable future by driving operational excellence, project cost efficiency, best practice levels of safety, high quality project delivery and a positive workplace culture.

In this role, you will:
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations, drive operational rigor across proposal and project execution activities and have full P & L responsibility for the WA operations
  • Collaborate with organization leaders and cross functional peers to build operational metrics and processes, organisational strategies, resource planning processes, and workforce development plans intended to create a harmonized organization.
  • Develop an annual operating plan that supports the long-term operations strategy for the WA business
  • Assess and analyze budgets and cost drivers to find ways to minimize costs and improve margins
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the business within operations (proposals, project execution, and staffing)
  • Drive Root Cause Analysis, as well as learning from experience culture
  • Assist the Managing Director in overseeing business achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within its industry.
  • Promote and maintain a positive and ethical workplace culture that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels
  • Perform other functions, such as long terms planning, strategic initiatives related to profitable growth as may be required
  • Lead vendor management and sourcing needs and be the primary interface for sourcing and strategic suppliers for organizational needs.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Managing Director and the Finance Director, an annual operating plan that supports the long-term operations strategy for the business
  • Assist the GVP and MD in establishing an appropriate organizational structure and ensure that there is an effective succession plan in place for the key management positions
  • Working with the MD, set SMART goals and evaluate the performance of the team
To be successful in this role, you will have;
  • Qualifications in engineering, business management, finance, or other relevant qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a rail industry relevant operational or project execution role and a minimum of five years in a management or leadership capacity 
  • Superior knowledge of rail industry regulations and operational guidelines
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating information carefully and solving complex problems
  • Passion for collaborating with others to drive business results and can motivate others to do the same to improve the organization
  • A team player approach who is open-minded, proactive, and process driven
  • Proven change agent who can quickly build credibility and relationships to be able to influence across the business 
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high attention to detail and impeccable time management skills
  • Proficiency in commonly used tools in Bids and Project Execution such as estimation, scheduling, Primavera, Clarity, Power BI
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Proven knowledge of performance evaluation metrics in a business setting
The business is offering a full relocation package for anyone relocating interstate. On top of this is a bonus (Up to 20%).

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please call Carly on 0416 164 536 or email your CV to for immediate consideration