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Network Manager

Main Roads Western Australia

Location: Northam

Job Type: Full time


Why Work With Us?

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. Main Roads is not just about roads.

It’s about people.

We are one of the largest geographically spread road agencies in the world, responsible for more than 18,500 kilometres of road spread over 2.5 million square kilometres.

Our role is to plan, build and maintain Western Australia’s State Road Network valued at just over $46 billion. We work closely with our portfolio partners, Department of Transport and Public Transport Authority as well as local government to support the needs of all road users across WA by providing an integrated world-class road transport network.

Our services are delivered through the dedicated efforts of our employees who are located in ten regional and several metropolitan offices throughout the State.

About the Role and You

We are seeking a committed and motivated professional with strong technical capability and well developed communication skills for this key leadership role in the Wheatbelt Region based in Northam.

To be successful you will:

  • Have comprehensive operational asset management or road network operations or planning skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Be a leader in the workplace, providing clear direction and an effective work environment.
  • Manage the financial and technological resources along with managing employee behaviour, performance and development.
  • Have proven experience in developing positive, collaborative and professional working relationships.

As the Wheatbelt Region’s Network Manager, you will lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team in the planning and management of the road network, liaising with the community and working with key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all road users. You will represent the region on intergovernmental working groups and will be the interface for stakeholders working on the network, ensuring they comply with requirements and are able to navigate processes and systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for a results driven person to develop their career, by joining an innovative team within an organisation. Our environment encourages people to improve business practices and actively contribute to the strategic direction of Main Roads.

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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 our competitive salary and 10.5% superannuation, the following regional initiatives/benefits may be available to new employees:

  • Commuted Overtime Allowance of 9% based on additional 2.5 hours worked per week
  • Main Roads Subsidised Housing
  • Relocation assistance
  • Additional subsidies – accommodation, gas/electric, water, communication, air-conditioning
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive leave provisions
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing focus

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

The road ahead starts with a single step

Please submit the following as part of your application:

  • A comprehensive CV demonstrating your relevant skills and abilities
  • A copy of required licences and qualifications listed in the Job Role Statement
  • A statement outlining your comprehensive skill, knowledge and experience in the following three (3) criteria in no more than three (3) pages:
  1. In one or more of the following operational asset management or road network operations or planning skills, knowledge and experience.
  2. Developing positive, collaborative and professional working relationships.
  3. Being a leader in the workplace, providing clear direction and an effective work environment and managing employee behaviour, performance and development.

For questions about the role, please contact Mohammad Siddiqui on (08) 9323 4500.

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 submit your 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 provide a satisfactory 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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