Project Engineer

Central Darling Shire Council Full Time Contract 15/09/2022

A new and exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for the overseeing the construction of three water treatment plants currently underway in White Cliffs, Wilcannia and Ivanhoe, along with the ability to assist in overseeing other capital infrastructure works.

While the role is primarily based in Wilcannia, the successful candidate is required to work across the Central Darling Shire Council region.

About you

Utilising your civil engineering expertise, you will bring with you your:

  •           Sound track record and experience in developing and managing million dollar similar projects.
  •  Highly developed skills and demonstrated experience in the effective management of contractors. , including experience in planning, monitoring and managing a budget.
  •  Ability to read and interpret detailed Engineering Plans and technical specifications, including water and drainage systems, including pipe grades and structures.
  •  Sound computing skills including use of MS Office and outlook applications and ability to use customised applications and software such as Civil Cad, Auto Cad, GIS and asset management systems.
  •  Demonstrated ability to prepare and present accurate and timely documentation including reports and procedures.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of WHS and environmental legislation together with ability to develop, monitor and review Council’s WHS and environmental procedures.
  •  Experience with water bores, pumps and all components of a water reticulation network.
  •  WorkCover approved OHS General Induction for Construction Works in NSW accreditation.
  •  Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills, along with high level research skills.
  •  Unencumbered Class C drivers licence.


Salary – commencing $4,093.60 per fortnight plus superannuation and award allowances. Partially subsided housing within Wilcannia and a vehicle will be available for this position


Next Steps

For further information, and to obtain a Position Description, please contact Evelyn Pollard, HR Officer, on (08) 8083 8900 or alternatively download the information from Council’s website at


All Applications must be submitted in writing and addressed to:

The General Manager, Central Darling Shire Council

PO Box 165, WILCANNIA NSW 2836

or by e-mail to


Applications close 4pm Wednesday 28 September 2022.


Our Community

Central Darling Shire is embarking on a culture of change that enables us to deliver our services to our community.  We may be small in workforce size, however we are large in geographical size.

Being the largest Shire in NSW and the smallest population, our region covers an area about the size of the main island of Tasmania and yet has a population of less than 2,000 people. The Shire is extremely diverse with four main communities – Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe and White Cliffs. 


Please Note: Only applicants who have the right to work in Australia and address the selection criteria will be considered for interview