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State Manager, VIC

We are looking for an experienced and influential leader who can oversee various aspects of operations while actively guiding and mentoring their team.

About Keller

We are Australia's leader in geotechnical solutions and proud to be one of the globally connected companies of Keller, the world’s largest geotechnical engineering contractor. We have delivered industry leading foundations and ground improvement solutions to the building, construction, and mining industries in Australia for over 60 years.

The role

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the role involves developing, executing, and maintaining a clear strategy for the Victorian business, ensuring alignment with Keller's overarching business strategy. We seek a seasoned and impactful leader who can manage multiple facets of operations while actively leading and mentoring direct reports. The ideal candidate will also foster a collaborative and operationally excellent work environment.

You will be responsible for:

  • Responsible and accountable for the success of their region in line with business expectations and develops, implements, and maintains a clear strategy for their region that supports the overall business strategy.
  • Fosters a collaborative team culture of high performance, operational excellence and customer focus whilst always upholding company vision, values, and behaviours.
  • Maintains and actively manages an effective work pipeline to deliver results in line with company budget expectations.
  • Own and develop relationships with key and target clients, subcontractors and suppliers including timely resolution of disputes.
  • Actively leads and mentors’ direct reports to ensure a harmonious, collaborative and operationally excellent state team.
  • Accountable for effective risk identification and management throughout the project lifecycle in accordance with company procedures and authority limits.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and development as a member of Senior Leadership Team reporting into the Managing Director.

About you

To be successful in this role you will foster a collaborative team culture of high performance, operational excellence and customer focus whilst always upholding company vision, values and behaviours.

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, or another relevant qualification.
  • Extensive experience in managing people, fostering teamwork and collaboration within your region and across the business.
  • Sound business and commercial acumen and extensive experiences managing projects and clients.
  • Detailed and demonstrable understanding of geotechnical and foundation systems.
  • Sound understanding of commercial and contractual aspects of projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and harmonious relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors,and suppliers.
  • Previous experience with piling and ground improvement projects.

Why work with us

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Excellent remuneration package including vehicle allowance, mobile and laptop.
  • An opportunity to make an impact as a member of the Senior Leadership Team with a leading geotechnical engineering company.
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development.
  • Learning and development opportunities and wellbeing support.
  • Career progression including an emphasis of promoting from within and international opportunities.
  • Leave benefits including 16 weeks of paid primary carers leave.
  • Free on site parking.

How to apply

Keller Australia is an equal opportunity employer, and we support diversity in our workforce. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQI+; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged to apply.

We believe in hiring for potential so if this role interests you, but you don’t quite meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!

If you are ready to join the Keller Australia Team, please send through the attached completed application form and a copy of your updated CV by hitting the 'apply' button

Employer questions

  • Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?