Senior Engineer - Stormwater & Floodplain Management

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 24/05/2023
  • Lead a range of stormwater & floodplain management projects
  • Hybrid work environment | Leaseback vehicle
  • Employer of Choice | RDO every 3 weeks
About Us

The City of Ryde was recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards and is home to Macquarie Park which is poised to become the fourth largest GDP producing centre in Australia by 2036. We also enjoy pristine riverfronts and bushland, world-class hospitals, and a leading University. Importantly, we are home to over 13,000 businesses and around 130,000 hard-working, compassionate, and enterprising people.

About the Role

As our Stormwater and Floodplain specialist, you will use your technical knowledge and people skills to engage and manage consultants in the preparation of flood studies, floodplain risk management studies and plans as well as the establishment and administration of floodplain management committees.

The range of projects you will contribute to include a catchment wide flood study including flood mitigation and drainage renewal projects across the Ryde LGA, a comprehensive flood study and flood mitigation design for the Eastwood town centre, and major urban development projects in Macquarie Park and Meadowbank.

You will also undertake assessment of local development proposals on flood prone lands, review hydrologic and hydraulic models and provide technical advice to ensure compliance with Council's relevant policies, technical standards and the NSW Floodplain Development manual.

A salary range negotiable from $114,000 p.a. + 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance + Leaseback Vehicle + Superannuation, dependent on your experience and qualifications.

About You
  • Degree level qualifications in Civil or Environmental Engineering or equivalent, recognised by Engineers Australia.
  • Significant experience in undertaking, reviewing and implementing flood studies, floodplain risk management studies and related plans .
  • Proven experience in the use of hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality models such as DRAINS, Tuflow, Hec-RAS, RAFTS, MUSIC etc with respect to latest Australian standards.
  • Experience in, or strong understanding of, the assessment of Development Applications including major residential and commercial developments, planning proposals, and master-plans from a stormwater and floodplain risk management perspective.
  • Strong written communication skills with ability to write well argued, technical reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience facilitating meetings with stakeholders and negotiating outcomes.
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Culture & Benefits
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Enjoy a rostered day off approximately every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)
How to apply

We have a two stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of online questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Monday 12 June 2023 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or contact Chaitanya Tadikonda, Senior Coordinator Infrastructure Services on 0434 888 947 for a confidential discussion.

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