Gympie Regional Council

Senior Officer Development Engineering

Posted: 22 Jun
Closes: 18 Jul
Gympie, Queensland


  • A varied and challenging role involving onsite inspections of development works to ensure compliance with required standards
  • Competitive annual salary commencing at $88,984.48 plus up to 13% superannuation
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements and a fortnightly RDO


About the Region

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in our western reaches to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Bordering Noosa and Fraser Coast Local Government areas, we are uniquely positioned to grow whilst still retaining our country charm.  Our borders with North and South Burnett, and the Somerset Local Government areas link with our rural lifestyle, where you can enjoy our picturesque smaller townships, or our abundant local history.  Our local festivals such as the Gympie Music Muster are renowned both nationally and internationally. 

For someone seeking a high quality of life, with pristine natural areas and spectacular beaches, all within reach of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are offering this unique opportunity.


Senior Officer Development Engineering


Remuneration: from $88,984.48 per annum plus up to 13% superannuation

Closing Date:  Sunday 17 July 2022 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 


Role Overview

The purpose of this role will be to undertake onsite inspections of development works to ensure compliance with required standards.


What we are looking for

For this role, Council requires a a qualified and experienced candidate with expertise in a civil engineering/construction environment in a reasonably senior position.  We are looking for that candidate whose experience and background involves onsite compliance inspections of development works, and who can provide expert advice and recommendations on civil engineering matters.  The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance while still maintaining stakeholder relationships will be a critical element of this role.

As Senior Officer Development Engineering with Gympie Regional Council, you could expect to be responsible for tasks such as

  • Supervise the construction phase of operational works approvals including the necessary documentation management and endorsement processes.
  • Undertake scheduled onsite inspections of development works ensuring full compliance with approval requirements for development construction.
  • Oversee the delivery of operational works by developers, and ensure compliance with Council standards.
  • Review and accept quality data and as constructed information.
  • To provide expert verbal and written advice in the engineering assessment of development applications in the areas of road and transport infrastructure, storm water and flooding, road and earthwork design.
  • Assess engineering aspects of development applications and prepare approval conditions.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with the Development and Compliance Branch of the Community Sustainability Directorate and wider stakeholders.
  • Respond to customer action requests

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • Associate Degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 5 - 10 years experience in a senior role within a development engineering environment.
  • Extensive experience in a civil engineering/construction environment including experience with inspecting development and infrastructure works.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and influence the timely resolution of issues.
  • High level of knowledge and experience in the use of engineering standards, specifications and codes, including IPWEAQ and Austroads standards, TMR Road Planning and Design Manual and Technical Specifications, QLD Urban Drainage Manual and Queensland Streets.
  • High level verbal and written communication skill to facilitate expert engineering advice for the development assessment and inspection process.
  • Knowledge of construction standards and methods, and experience in administering construction by developers and contractors.

The candidate with a Bachelor degree in civil engineering, registration as an RPEQ, and/or experience in a similar role within local government or the private sector will be very highly regarded.


Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here. 


Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact the Manager Planning - Tania Stenholm on Ph: 07 - 5481 0421 or email

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Senior Officer Human Resources, Ros McVicar on 07-5481 0646 or email


What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.


How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.


Applications close  on Sunday 17 July 2022 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.