Wollongong City Council
Development Engineer (Stormwater & Flooding)

Posted: 23 May
Closes: 22 Jun


Development Engineer (Stormwater & Flooding)

Permanent Full Time

Salary: $88,780.59up to $117,807.77per annum plus superannuation and a 3.5% Civil Liability allowance. Additionally, an option of a motor vehicle equalisation allowance ($10,450pa) may be considered.
(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

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About the Role

Join our Development Assessment and Certification Division us as a Development Engineer (Stormwater & Flooding). The Development Assessment and Certification Division is responsible for ensuring developments are assessed and constructed according to industry standards.

This essential role works closely with key internal and external stakeholders and focuses on providing assessment services, technical advice and provides recommendations on a variety of development applications and proposals.

This is a great opportunity to bring your planning knowledge and engineering experience with a focus on specific to Stormwater and Flooding and provide your specialist technical guidance.

Focused on customer needs, you will ensure that the design of developments within the City is based on your technical advice whilst satisfying Council's policies, planning controls and technical standards. Keeping abreast of innovation and change within the industry will influence your successful contributions in this role and improve our overall customer service delivery.

Our team understands the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements and are committed to providing a safe working environment for all. We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be!

What You will be doing:

As the Development Engineer (Stormwater & Flooding) you will provide technical advice, prepare recommendations and assessment of development proposals, and applications - including complex and/or controversial development applications. You will assess flood studies and floodplain management aspects of proposals, road and stormwater design proposals.

Supporting and liaising with internal and external stakeholders across Council, you will provide your technical knowledge to make recommendations or amendments as required whilst ensuring to comply with relevant codes and policies.

With your technical knowledge and experience, you will utilise your judgement for complex engineering problems. Doing the necessary research to ensure compliance, you'll bring the ability to negotiate issues and facilitate outcomes of a highly technical nature. This is also a hands-on role, where you will provide on-site inspections and assess constraints and suitability of development proposals.

About you:

With your sound technical ability to succeed in this interesting and challenging position, you will bring attributes of initiative, commitment and cooperation and ability to adapt to change.

As an Engineering professional, you bring knowledge of the principles of flood behaviour and design of stormwater and flood mitigation works. You have experience working with a range of internal and external stakeholders with the ability to present your findings and translate technical outcomes to suit the audience.

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex- you just need to ask!
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Access to Fitness Passport
  • Laptop provided with position


For more information, click on Apply to be redirected to Wollongong City Council's E-recruitment site.

Contact Andrew Heaven, Development Engineering Manager, on (02) 4227 7258 for questions related to the job.

For assistance in submitting your application, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team on (02) 4227 7065.

11:59pm, Tuesday 11th June 2024.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.

Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.