Design Engineer

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role
This is a permanent, full-time position, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5pm located in the Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Senior Civil Engineer, the focus of this position is to:

  • Undertake investigation, design, technical specification preparation, quantity and cost estimation for a range of infrastructure projects.
  • Engage and manage design consultants to deliver design solutions. 
  • Assist in providing traffic technical assessments, reports and recommendations.

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • 4 year Degree in Civil Engineering or relevant Degree; or equivalent relevant industry experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the design of civil infrastructure.
  • Eligibility for membership of Institute of Engineers.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Briefly describe the relevant technology and software you have experience using

Previous applicants can not apply.

Contact:  David PiereskoSenior Civil Engineer – (02) 4429 3169

Applications Close: This position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates are received. 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email


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