Wingecarribee Shire Council
Senior Development Engineer (Water & Sewer)

Posted: 27 Mar
Closes: 14 Apr
Moss Vale, New South Wales


Senior Development Engineer (Water & Sewer)
Salary Package up to $135,000 including super, market allowance and civil liability allowance.
Market Allowance negotiated with the preferred applicant based on competency skills and experience.
Permeant Full-time Opportunity - Work 35hr weeks.
Lease Back Vehicle Option.
Flexible Working Conditions.

The Opportunity
Wingecarribee Shire Council is at the forefront of an exciting period of growth and transformation, underscored by significant investment across our picturesque towns and villages. As we embrace this wave of development, we are seeking an ambitious Senior Development Engineer to join the team. The position of Senior Development Engineer actively undertakes the business functions associated with the:

  • Assessment and determination of applications and Part 4 Certificates relating to residential, commercial, industrial development and subdivisions in a civil engineering context.
  • Provision of high-level technical advice to both internal and external clients of the Council on Planning matters to comply with the department’s customer service obligations.
  • Mentoring and support of less experienced staff within the Development Engineering business unit to build capacity.

The position will assist the Coordinator Development Engineering and Manager of Development Assessment and Regulation by participating in a business transformation model to achieve cultural change and succeed in accomplishing agreed service delivery outcomes.


Why Wingecarribee?

Nestled within breathtaking landscapes and vibrant communities, the Southern Highlands offers an unparalleled quality of life. With top-tier schools, robust infrastructure, and an array of lifestyle amenities, it's the perfect setting for professionals and families seeking a significant lifestyle shift. Our region is buzzing with dynamic planning and development projects, including:

  • The groundbreaking Southern Highlands Innovation Precinct.
  • The revitalisation of the iconic town centres of Bowral, Moss Vale, and Mittagong.
  • The diverse housing opportunities in the Ashbourne Estate and Renwick release areas.
  • Strategic expansion in seven new living areas poised for development.


Are You Ready for a Tree Change?

Join us in building an even more remarkable place to live and work. If you're a results-driven civil engineer, eager for your next challenge and ready to lead change, Wingecarribee Shire Council wants to hear from you.


About Us
Wingecarribee Shire Council is in the magnificent Southern Highlands with a balance of pristine natural scenery and rich diversity of lifestyle choices from its historical past to modern amenities, all at your doorstep. With a population of over 50,000, Wingecarribee Shire has much to offer both the individual and family alike. Only 110 km from Sydney CBD and 70 km from Wollongong, we are a relatively easy traverse for those wishing to commute to the Shire and, equally so, for those who prefer to live in the Shire whilst enjoying an occasional jaunt to the City or Coast.

Our core values of RESPECT include Resilience, Empathy, Sustainability, Pride, Efficiency, Courage and Teamwork define what behaviours are acceptable, expected and celebrated.


Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or equivalent discipline with demonstrated experience[JS1] in the management of applications and issues with respect to Roads including Pavements, Drainage, Flooding, On-site Detention, Water Quality, Water and Sewer and Traffic engineering within a local government context.
  2. Extensive and detailed knowledge of relevant legislation including the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993 and also the Roads Act 1993, AUSPEC, WSSA Codes, Australian Standards and Council’s Engineering and Planning Guidelines, with proven comprehensive experience in the assessment of complex planning proposals in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial and rural contexts.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships within the development industry and ability to demonstrate professional acumen in all business dealings with internal and external clients of the Council.
  4. Demonstrated high level experience in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated high level experience in the use of Electronic Document Management Systems (e.g. Technology One), computer based Geographic Information Systems and Customer Request Management Systems. Demonstrated ability to utilise engineering specific software including DRAINS, Traffic Modelling and CAD.
  5. Previous experience in the development of engineering policy positions and the review of development engineering standards to achieve consistency in development outcomes and best practice in the delivery of civil engineering certification.
  6. Analytical and problem-solving skills which can be evidenced, including the ability to critically analyse issues and develop and implement appropriate solutions. Ability to prepare technical reports utilising clear and concise language including being able to be communicate to a range of stakeholders both internal and external and to negotiate outcomes and resolve conflict.
  7. Hold and maintain current Drivers Licence (Class C)

The Benefits

  • Attractive Salary Remuneration
  • Lease back vehicle available!
  • Flexible working conditions, such as working from home one day a week
  • A 35-hour week with a day off every 4 weeks
  • Focus on Health and Well Being, such as access to Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to our free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP)


How to Apply
Please upload a cover letter, your current resume and a document addressing how you meet the essential criteria. Please note, applicants who do not address the essential criteria, may not be shortlisted for the position.

In your cover letter you should choose one of the CORE values of Wingecarribee Shire Council that resonates with you and explain why. For further information about the role, please contact Jon Shillito, Manager Development Assessment and Regulation 02 4868 0888.

In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council’s COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated. Wingecarribee Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications are to be received by Sunday 14th April 2024.