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Works Supervisor

ANSTO - Lucas Heights, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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  • Ongoing | Full Time | $72k - $98k +15.4% super (Band 4/5 Link Role)
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • The opportunity for a skilled tradesperson to get “off the tools” and supervise multi-trade maintenance tasks.
  • Excellent opportunity for a highly desired facilities based role within the Sutherland shire locale


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits. Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment. ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

The primary objective of the Works Supervisor is to independently schedule and manage a team of contractors. The Supervisor will ensure effective service delivery of a multi-disciplinary team across a varied portfolio of maintenance based work. The Work Supervisor will also be responsible for maintaining and upgrading facilities across the work site and support ANSTO’s business activities.

Duties and responsibilities

Key Accountabilities – Band 4
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and ensure all stakeholders and customers are informed of progress;
  • Exercise sound judgement when assessing the viability of proposals and provide advice on the most effective techniques and methods.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the group by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences and coach/mentor team members as appropriate.
  • Review and identify opportunities to improve and promote a strong safety culture including safety risk assessments and Contractor inductions and ensure Safety plans and SWMS are prepared and reviewed for all routine and non-routine works and assist in the development of Contractor Induction and Training programs
  • Select, schedule, supervise and manage multi-disciplinary contractors and tradespersons to ensure routine and other works and support tasks are completed within the timeframes. nominated and ensure that the work request, compliance, quality and safety standards are met

Key Accountabilities – Band 5

Ensure all work undertaken complies with the ANSTO quality, environmental, safety, security and regulatory framework (standards, regulatory requirements, policies, guidelines, systems, processes, procedures and instructions)
  • Manage and report on the availability of contractors within Security systems and Barringtons/Smartek.
  • Manage contractor resource availability to deliver tasks as instructed, ensure that contractors have enough resource available to work at ANSTO Sites.
  • Manage the risk of construction and/or maintenance activities impacting on the local community, businesses, ANSTO’s staff, normal operations, existing services, infrastructure, facilities and other projects.
  • Coordination and scheduling of plant and equipment deliveries per schedule.

Manage Site handover of new facilities, equipment, processes and/or infrastructure, including testing, commissioning, final inspections, training of clients and/or staff and delivery of operating and maintenance documentation;

Baseline Training Requirement for Band 5:

Minimum of 2 years on the job experience @ ANSTO in this role at BAND 4.

Skills and Experience
  • Trade in relevant technical discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience supervising multi-disciplinary tradespersons.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience including tradespeople, professionals and management.
  • Strong customer service orientation and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Proven problem solving ability in delivering maintenance and developing creative, technical solutions.
  • Possess drive and self-motivation to work autonomously within a team in a changing maintenance environment at ANSTO.
  • Willingness to pro-actively share knowledge, information and insight with team members.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant Australian Standards, GMP, Codes and other statutory requirements, especially relating to engineering and building works.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage workload often with conflicting priorities.
“Looking for conscientious people with the ability to work well in a team setting whilst being able to effectively supervise across multi-trade portfolios, the successful applicant will need to demonstrate good communication and have a strong safety focus.”

Matthew Skuse, Works Superintendent

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:
  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Brad Davis on bradd@ansto.gov.au. For all other queries please contact the Recruitment Team on +61 (02) 9717 9715.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment

All applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applications must be submitted online.
In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.
Applications close: 7 March 2021

Lucas Heights, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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