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Tree Root Maintenance Team Leader

Apply now Job no: 494791
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner Suburbs
Categories: Trades and Services

Tree Root Maintenance Team Leader


Citywide are recruiting for a Tree Root Maintenance Team Leader to join our crew working out of the Port Melbourne depot. In this role you will lead the team dealing with tree root issues affecting infrastructure and buildings. This role would suit anyone with an Arboriculture or Civil background with leadership experience who is looking for a new challenge.

  • Monday to Friday – 6.30am to 2.36pm
  • Port Melbourne depot location


Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and work closely with the team to carry out underground tree maintenance duties, clearing the tree root area, identifying problems and installing barriers around the roots, while monitoring the area for services such as power, gas and water.
  • Cut sealed surfaces using a demo saw
  • Operation of air spade excavation tool
  • Manual, hydro and mechanical excavation of trenches
  • Capture images of works before, during and at completion of the job
  • Safe operation of demo saw and chainsaw
  • Perform open space maintenance works as required including tree planting, watering, minor concrete and asphalt works
  • Assist in instructing and guiding apprentices, tradespeople and labourers
  • Drive and maintain equipment (trailer mounted machine, light trucks, tip-truck, excavator, Bobcat)
  • Report daily performance against work objectives
  • Coordinate day to day activities
  • Identify and resolve work problems on site
  • Order stock and materials
  • Mentor and train new staff members
  • Be available for after hours ‘on call’ duties as part of a roster


Skill and qualifications required:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Cert III in Horticulture, Arboriculture or Landscaping
  • MR/HR licence
  • Hydro/NDD experience
  • Chainsaw Ticket
  • Skid Steer Ticket
  • EWP
  • Confined Space
  • First Aid
  • Traffic Management
  • Cert II ESI
  • Chemical certificate (Desirable)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time keeping and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with task scheduling and prioritisation software
  • Team orientated, highly motivated and able to follow instructions

In return we offer:

  • The job security that comes with our list of long-term contracts
  • The chance to make an impact in a rapidly expanding company
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in a strong, supportive environment
  • A workplace that focuses on safety first
  • A company with a culture of teamwork and respect

About Citywide

At Citywide, we are a proud company with a clear purpose and mission – we shape liveable cities by delivering the full scope of civil infrastructure, open space and environmental services to government and private enterprise. Collectively, our services positively impact more than 14 million Australians every day.


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Please note:

A full drivers licence and good driving record is essential. Reference checks, Driver Demerit Check, Police Check and Medical, including Drug and Alcohol testing are all pre-employment requirements for Citywide.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. No (search) fee will be paid in the event we hire a candidate whose resume is submitted by an employment agency to any of our employees without a valid written recruitment agreement. Such resumes shall be deemed the sole property of Citywide.

Citywide is an equal opportunities employer, we invite applications from all backgrounds.

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