Senior Projects Engineer

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 15/09/2022

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Senior Projects Engineer is a challenging and rewarding role for an organised, self-motivated and experienced engineer ready to take the next step in relation to their career progression.  The Senior Projects Engineer will be responsible for coordinating the activities of Project Engineers to ensure delivery of the annual works program and other projects as issued by Manager Infrastructure Delivery. Having direct input into the development of an annual branch works programme you will have the opportunity to see new projects happen before your eyes as a result of your efforts.

  • Liaise with clients so as to understand their requirements.
  • Prepare project estimates and management system documents based on plans, specifications and industry standards.
  • Prepare and deliver public consultation plans in relation to projects and programmes.
  • Undertake negotiation in regards to works projects with internal and external clients.
  • Ensure compliance with and efficient implementation of the Transport Asset Management Plan.
  • Liaise with Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Project Engineers and Operations Engineers to facilitate efficient and timely program decision making.
  • Network with clients, staff and other bodies.
  1. Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline and demonstrated sound knowledge extensive experience in civil engineering project/contract delivery.
  2. Experience in the development and the delivery of multiple works programmes.
  3. Ability to supervise and manage staff demonstrating good teamwork, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  4. Demonstrated experience in organising and managing conflicting work priorities.
  5. Well developed report writing and communication skills.
  6. Class C drivers licence and TfNSW Prepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan ticket.

You will be an experienced Project Engineer who has a thorough understanding of the design and construction process and be confident liaising with stakeholders at all levels. You will have a passion for your profession and be dedicated to delivering projects of a high standard, on time and budget.  Responsible for a team of Project Engineers you will have experience in a leadership role.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program.

DRC also offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop Computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $102,022-$118,567 per annum plus superannuation. A leaseback vehicle is available.

Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 4 October 2022

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Manager Infrastructure Delivery - 02 6801 4834.

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