Civil Engineer

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 4/09/2023
  • Gain exposure to a diverse range of projects/programs
  • Key role supporting Council's Assets & Civil Infrastructure
  • Excellent career building opportunity

About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

Working as part of a professional engineering team, you will play an essential role in assisting with the management of Council's roads, stormwater drainage, footpaths, car parks and civil assets. You will be responsible for providing high level technical advice to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders related to Council's civil infrastructure, stormwater drainage and roads.

You will contribute to the assessment of development applications, design drawings and assist in the preparation of project briefs, programs and reports that are related to Capital Works Programs undertaken by Council's City Works Directorate.

About You

You are a suitably qualified Civil Engineer with preferably a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar Civil Engineer related position. You are an effective communicator and problem solver who is adept at developing and maintaining good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders whilst continuing to ensure a high standard of advice is provided and good outcomes for the community are achieved.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to use your civil engineering knowledge and skills in a supportive team environment. You will also gain invaluable exposure to a wide range of engineering practices as a member of the City Works Directorate.

In addition to the above, you will also have:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in roads, civil infrastructure and stormwater design, construction and maintenance
  • Experience in the development approval process, particularly in the assessment of development applications from a stormwater and floodplain risk management perspective
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing high quality letters, reports and responses to technical queries
  • High level of computer literacy with MS applications and engineering applications, particularly with asset data collection
  • High level interpersonal skills with experience facilitating meetings and managing internal/external customer expectations
  • Class C Drivers Licence
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Your commencing annual salary will range from $96,291 to $104,850 p.a + Superannuation + 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance, dependent on your experience and qualifications.
Culture & Benefits
  • Accrue a rostered day off approximately every 3 weeks
  • Free shuttle service between our North Ryde Office and North Ryde Metro Station
  • Opportunity to sign up as a Fitness Passport member
  • Opportunity to join Council's Social Club
  • Various health & wellbeing initiatives (flu vaccinations, skin checks, wellbeing workshops
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: Sunday 24 September 2023 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Chaitanya Tadikonda on 0434 888 947 for a confidential discussion.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety