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Civil Program Engineer

Job No: CEN2027
Location: Central Coast NSW

Primary Work Location: Gosford

  • Manage a varied scope of civil engineering projects across the Central Coast
  • Make a difference in your local community
  • Permanent full time position + RDO + Leaseback Vehicle

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, 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 Civil Program Engineer forms part of a small team of professionals responsible for the management and delivery of the annual Capital Road and Drainage Upgrade Program.  The scope of work encompasses a diverse range of projects including pre-construction activities and finalisation of designs to support cost-effective and timely delivery of upgrades for bridges, roads, drainage and pavements across the Central Coast local government area.

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified Civil Engineer with experience managing a varied portfolio of works and the ability to identify and resolve technical matters as required. They will thrive in a team environment, but will also be able to work autonomously, with the drive to manage their own program of works to completion.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Work as part of a team to finalise the annual Capital Road and Drainage Upgrade Programs, including project scoping, cost estimation, project resourcing and scheduling;
  • Liaise with other asset owners and stakeholders including public utility providers and government departments to facilitate a place-making approach to project delivery;
  • Provide technical support to other council sections in relation to project delivery and resolve construction related design issues.

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

This role provides a salary range of between $77.7k to $93.3k per annum (inclusive of 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance) + superannuation.

A vehicle is provided for official duties and private use leaseback is available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy. 

Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete additional online assessments. 

Enquiries: Scott Burton, Section Manager Program and Planning on ph: 0427 417 082.

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 on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. 


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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.

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