Plant and Depot Manager

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Main Roads

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Plant and Depot Manager

Job ID: 10868
Job Views: 17
Location: Broome, Derby
Post Code: 6725, 6728
Category: Trades & Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 06/05/2024


Regional Management and Operations Directorate
Position No:
Level 5 $99,458 - $116,364pa MRWA EBA + 11% superannuation
Work Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Broome or Derby
Closing Date:
2024-05-20 1:00 PM

Why Work With Us?

Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.

People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places.

This opportunity is in the iconic Kimberley Region, which is home to magnificent gorges, sun-drenched beaches and some of the world’s most amazing wildlife and an extensive network of 4WD tracks and outback stations.  There is so much to see and do and working in the Kimberley with the ultimate outback to ocean combination, stunning scenery, and beautiful beaches providing an idyllic location to start your next adventure.

This position can be based in either Broome or Derby.

Job Requirements:

About the role

Our Plant and Depot Manager plays a critical role in managing Main Roads leased and owned Plant items in line with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Plant Management ‘best practice’ standards. Additionally, in this role you are responsible for managing all aspects of Depot for Plant and Equipment including the aspects of Plant safe movement in and out of Depot. Working with the Construction and Maintenance Manager and supported by our Plant and Depot Officer, some of the key deliverables of this role include:

  • Plant Management: manage plant costs, utilisation, procurement, safety inspections and plant performance and implement changes as required. Including the development of plant replacement business cases and required plant and equipment upgrade plans.
  • Depot Management: manage and report on the daily operations and activities of the depot including providing required training to staff, planing and scheduling depot safety inspections in line with corporate requirements.
  • Management and Supervision: manage financial, technological, physical, and other resources including the supervision of staff.
  • Stakeholder Relationships: build, enhance and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and Plant providers.

For a full list of responsibilities and deliverables, please refer to the Job Role Statement.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to advance or commence their career in a role within the State Government. Our environment encourages people to improve business practices and actively contribute to the strategic direction of the region and Main Roads.


What We Offer

At Main Roads, you can have a challenging, flexible and rewarding career that takes you exactly where you want to go with an organisation who supports a healthy work-life balance to help with what is important to you.

In addition to the attractive salary and 11% superannuation, the following regional initiatives/benefits are on offer:

  • Commuted Overtime Allowance of 18% based on additional 5 hours worked per week - be paid well for your time.
  • Generous District Allowance and Travel concession plus additional annual leave and travel days – earned per year for your time in the region.
  • Substantial Housing Subsidy
  • Generous re-location assistance package
  • Additional Subsidies – including Airconditioning, Hot Water and Gas.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive leave entitlements
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing focus.

All specific conditions will be confirmed at the time with the successful applicants.

How to Apply:

Submitting Your Application

Please submit the following as part of your application:

  • A comprehensive CV demonstrating relevant skills and abilities within the context of the Job Role Statement.
  • A statement outlining your considerable skills, knowledge and experience in the following four (4) criteria in no more than four (4) pages:
  • Mechanical an operational requirements of plant and equipment for road and bridge construction and maintenance.
  • Plant selection, procurement, and business case development.
  • Plant and Depot management practice, procedures and systems, including controls of safety.
  • Building and enhancing stakeholder relationships including supervision of employee behaviour, performance and development.

Please submit evidence of your current Western Australian ‘C’ or ‘C-A’ class motor vehicle driver’s licence and if applicable, a relevant qualification or trade certificate.

For job specific information/for a confidential discussion of this opportunity please contact Richard Brown-Fleming on (08) 9622 4785 – not to be contacted for assistance with application.

For any general enquires, contact John McKelvie on (08) 9323 6173 or email

Once you are ready, click the ‘apply’ button. Allow plenty of time to complete and submit your online application as late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace

As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.

If you have any support or access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in this selection process, please contact John McKelvie on (08) 9323 6173 or email


Additional Information

All selection criteria listed in the Job Role Statement will be tested throughout the selection process.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Pre-employment Medical Assessment and National Police Clearance prior to appointment.

Applicants deemed as suitable for but not appointed to this role may also be considered for appointment to “similar vacancies” within Main Roads subject to business requirements.

Please be advised that an Executive Search may also be undertaken as part of this recruitment action.


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