Manager Airport

Listed on 15 September 2023

A rare and exciting opportunity has become available for a highly experienced Airport Manager to join the team at Central Highlands Regional Council.

Reporting to the General Manager of Commercial & Corporate Services, you will be responsible for the efficient and compliant operation of the Emerald Airport and regional Aerodrome Landing Areas in accordance  with regulatory and commercial requirements whilst leading a dedicated team.

You will also form part of the Whole of Management Team and promote Councils values to foster a positive workplace culture that encourages and rewards high performance and continuous improvement in service to customer and the community.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

Work Type: Contract – 5 years

Location: Emerald 

Department: Commercial & Corporate Services


In this busy role, you will support the organisation by:

  • Overseeing the day to day operation of Emerald Airport and regional Aerodrome Landing Areas.
  • Ensuring Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Office of Transport Security (OTS) requirements along with federal legislation and council’s operation manuals.
  • Overseeing the delivery of Aerodrome projects to ensure they are being completed in line with budget, customer requirements and relevant regulations and policies.
  • Prepare and review planning documents to meet Airport future needs.
  • Stakeholder engagement whilst providing advice and direction with established council policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Producing high level reports for council and external agencies.
  • Leading, motivating, developing and supporting the Emerald Airport and ALA staff.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a security controlled airport and providing technical support of airport operations.
  • Project management experience in delivery capital works projects.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to support and develop a cohesive and high performing team.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Appropriate certifications to manage a Regular Passenger Transport Airport.
  • Queensland Open Drivers Licence.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits.

We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.


Benefits Include:

  • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 19.75% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Monthly RDO’s
  • Annual uniform allocation
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • Wages paid fortnightly
  • Employee Assistance Program

To apply for this position:

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

Please download and review the position description via our website.

To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

  1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
  2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

Applicants who are progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process will be invited to participate in a shortlisting process.

Eligibility & Pre-employment Checks

To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a position on a temporary basis, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Criminal History Check
  • Medical Assessment
  • Reference and qualification checks

For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 1300 242 686 during business hours or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

Applications close: 8am Tuesday 3 October 2023.

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