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Construction Planner

Job No: CEN1736
Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Be a key part of operations
  • Challenging and rewarding role, with opportunity for development
  • Live and work on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW
  • Permanent Full Time position + RDO

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

The Construction Planner is responsible for the delivery of construction projects and allocation of resources, including cost estimating, benchmarking, and project planning services. This role provides interface between Local Government Procurement and Team Leaders on project procurement and prepares project document packages, including cost estimates and tracking, records management, project management plans, and resident letters

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Review of engineering design drawings and the cost estimation of projects based on those drawings;
  • Preparation of construction project document packages including cost and time estimates, records management, project management plans and other WHS and Quality Assurance documentation;
  • Ordering of construction materials including drainage pits and pipes, pavement materials, concrete works etc.;
  • Provide benchmarking input to the Construction Delivery team including comparison of construction rates between various relevant areas, including internal and contractor delivery through to calculation and updating of construction team unit rates;
  • Provide assistance in the use of the ERP procurement system, (or Council’s procurement system), for procurement of goods and services for construction projects.

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

This role provides a salary range between $1,455 to $1,745 per week ($75,833 to $91,019 per annum) includes Civil Liability Allowance of 3.5% + superannuation

Enquiries: Michael Waghorn, Acting Section Manager Construction Delivery on ph: 02 4350 1633.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight Tuesday 30 April 2019.



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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

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** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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