Senior Stormwater Engineer

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 15/03/2023


Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation. A large and diverse organisation with over 600 team members, we put relationships at the centre of our decision making and service delivery. With a population of almost 55,000 and a service catchment population of 120,000 people, our growing region offers a connected community with great access to nature, plus all the amenities of a major city. Find out more at


The Senior Stormwater Engineer is responsible for the management of the urban drainage network. This includes both managing the serviceability of the existing network and strategically planning for future network expansion. The position is also a source of technical expertise for all other areas within Council and private works. 


  • Manage the day to day operations of the Stormwater section including providing professional and technical advice/support to stakeholders.
  • Maintain and manage the Asset Management of the Stormwater Network.
  • Project Management of Stormwater projects from concept through to construction.
  • Management of Flood Studies and Risk Management Plans.


  1. Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent as recognised by Engineers Australia.
  2. Extensive knowledge of drainage analysis, modelling, design, construction and maintenance of stormwater facilities as well as stormwater quality improvement measures and community education.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide input into the development and design process to ensure appropriate stormwater outcomes are provided.
  4. Extensive experience in project management and the preparation of contract documentation.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to lead a team and work within a team environment.
  6. Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.


You will be an experienced Engineering Professional who has a keen eye for detail and developed skills in design processes.  You pride yourself on your high level of attention to detail and excellent organisational skills and you will be dedicated to delivering projects of a high standard on time.

Additionally, you will have exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will be a team player who continually shows positive leadership and looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.  


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 Assistance
  • 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 Jobs Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $102,022-$118,567 per annum plus superannuation and Civil Liability Allowance. A Leaseback vehicle is available.

Closing Date: 9.00 am Monday 3 April 2023

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Director Infrastructure - 02 6801 4800


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