Civil Engineering Officer

Warrumbungle Shire Council Full Time Permanent 13/09/2023

Salary Range: $1,432 - $1,635 per 35 hour week + superannuation, with a monthly RDO


Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

This position is located in the beautiful town of Coonabarabran, known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia, which is midway between Melbourne and Brisbane and is known for its magnificent landscape and stunning night skies. The town has medical services, excellent schools, a variety of sporting and social clubs and a thriving tourism industry. With the nearby Warrumbungle National Park, which is also Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, there is plenty to do and explore whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. 

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Monthly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PPE provided
  • Generous uniform allowance
  • Access to fleet vehicle for work purposes

The Position

The purpose of this position is to provide engineering / technical assistance with various activities including design, investigation, asset management and GIS.

In this role you will investigate, research, analyse, assist and report on projects associated with new construction, rehabilitation or maintenance of Council’s Civil Infrastructure assets, such as urban and rural roads, footpaths, kerb and gutter, piped and open channel stormwater drainage systems, culverts, causeways, bridges, structures for parks and gardens, and other civil infrastructure. This will involve field surveys of allocated engineering projects, preparing engineering designs, and assisting with pavement, geotechnical and structural investigation as required for construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure assets.

You will also assist with preparation of tender / quotation documents including technical specifications, estimates and schedules of quantities for engaging external contractors and consultants, resolution of civil design issues, grant application submissions and assessment of traffic and drainage impacts associated with development applications.

Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering (recognized by Engineers Australia) or significant experience in Local Government Civil Infrastructure 
  • Sound understanding of the following: 
    • CAD applications – AutoCAD, Magnet (CivilCad)
    • Civil engineering – design and construction
    • Geometric road design and or drainage design (including hydraulic calculations)
    • Project management
    • Asset management principles
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in a technical environment
  • Commitment to producing high quality work
  • Class C NSW Drivers Licence.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in engineering surveying
  • Experience in civil engineering design and estimates
  • Experience using GIS software applications
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 1 October 2023.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.