North Burnett Regional Council
Civil Works Engineer (North)

Posted: 26 Jun
Closes: 16 Jul
Monto, Queensland


  • Work type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Monto
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Private use vehicle

Why work with us?

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about Monto in our NORTH BURNETT VISITORS GUIDE.

About the role

The position of Civil Works Engineer reports directly to the Civil Works Manager and will oversee Civil Works Construction and Maintenance, along with Parks and Open Spaces operations across the North Burnett region.

This key leadership position is responsible for delivering Construction, Maintenance and Captial Works programs - from feasibility and design, through to construction and completion of projects - whilst ensuring the delivery is within budget and prescribed timeframes.

About you

While experience within Local Government is highly desirable, it is not essential as we are looking for solutions focused individuals that can deliver positive outcomes for the community. Successful candidates will also hold tertiary qualifications in an Engineering, Construction or Project Management focused discipline.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and scope capital and operational projects based on asset data and community and staff feedback.
  • Manage and coordinate the delivery of approved projects in line with Council and statutory requirements.
  • Procure goods and services in accordance with Local Government regulations and Council’s policies and procedures.
  • Manage contracts in accordance with contemporary contract management practices, including acting as Contract Representative/ Principal’s Representative.
  • Provide leadership to ensure that outcomes are achieved within time, cost, quality requirements.
  • Oversee site construction of awarded contracts and day labour works including site inspections.
  • Prepare submissions as required that may include funding applications, budgets, project progress and management reports.
  • Engage with internal and external key stakeholders in relation to project delivery and completion including Government agencies, community members and contractors in accordance with Council’s engagement framework.
  • Provide reports, recommendations and advice on technical matters and project activities to management, Council, public and organisations.
  •  Ensure all work is undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and specifications.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters
  • Relocation assistance applicable to some roles

Applications Closes:  10:00pm, Monday 15 July 2024

For further information regarding this position please contact Darren Simpson from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

Due to the nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be physically fit and able to satisfactorily pass Council’s medical and functional assessment based on the physical and safety requirements of the position.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodation / housing – the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market. Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.