Ballina Shire Council
Design Engineer

Posted: 09 Jul
Closes: 29 Jul
Ballina, Non AU State



Change your lifestyle and live and work in a vibrant community and great coastal environment.

Ballina Shire Council is situated on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 20 minutes from Byron Bay and one hour from the Gold Coast. The shire is a popular tourism destination with pristine beaches, rainforest retreats and hinterland hideaways.



We are seeking an enthusiastic and appropriately experienced Design Engineer to join our Infrastructure Planning team. Reporting to the Manager Infrastructure Planning, the position is responsible for delivering high quality engineering, drafting and design services, including investigation, design and preparation of construction plans for civil infrastructure projects in line with Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

Council will consider both part time and full time working arrangements, and will discuss preferred working arrangements with shortlisted candidates at interview stage.

To be successful you will bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Proven excellent project investigation and design skills associated with civil engineering operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of land development planning and civil construction methods.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in managing design projects, budgets and people in order to achieve desired outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to brief and manage service providers including consultants, contractors and temporary staff.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal skills, including high level ability to negotiate and consult on complex matters and provide technical advice and services through effective written and verbal communication.
  • Proven excellent skills and competence in the use of computer applications such as Magnet, 12d (or similar) and Autocad, system analysis and studies and competence in use of Microsoft office software.

The rewards

  • An annual salary range of $95,300 to $109,300 (plus 11.5% superannuation) dependent upon skills, experience and qualifications.
  • 19 day month flexible work arrangement. Council is currently trialling a range of flexible working options. Subject to operational requirements, full time office staff will have access to a nine day fortnight, with a thirty minute lunch break. For the duration of the trial arrangement, staff will also have the option to apply to work a compressed four day work week, subject to operational requirements and approval.
  • Leaseback vehicle.
  • Support toward the cost of relocation associated with recruitment.
  • Fitness Passport membership options.
  • An inclusive culture where all our people are valued, EEO, diversity and differences are respected.
  • An absolute focus on our peoples’ safety and well being.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Generous Award workplace conditions.

Click here to view the Position Description and Information Package.

Applications close

11.30pm on Sunday 28 July 2024

Specific enquiries

David Kelly | Manager Infrastructure Planning | 02 6686 1253

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