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Civil Designer

Job No: CEN2219
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Wyong NSW

  • Utilise your engineering skills on diverse and challenging civil design projects using 12d Model
  • Live and work on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight 
  • Permanent full time position 

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.

Within a professional team creating fully integrated designs, the the Civil Designer is responsible for providing a comprehensive civil engineering survey, design and drafting service needed to deliver Central Coast Council’s Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste Department’s Four Year Delivery Program and Annual Operational Plan. This role will manage concept design and detailed design processes for roads and stormwater drainage projects, water main and sewer infrastructure relocation designs and prepare design plans and drawings for civil construction works.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Manage investigations into various types of road and drainage infrastructure upgrades to provide the most effective solutions;
  • Manage concept and detailed design and drafting processes for various road and drainage upgrade projects;
  • Develop three-dimensional computer models for comprehensive and cost-effective design solutions.

About You:

  • You are a qualified Civil Engineer with solid experience  in using AutoCAD and 12d Model software to produce plans and drawings;
  • You are an expert problem solver with the ability to conceptualise and visualise design proposals, then bring them to life for internal and external stakeholders;
  • You enjoy working on diverse and challenging projects;
  • You have great attention to detail;
  • Having a work/life balance is important to you.

About Us:

  • We are a large and progressive organisation delivering a wide variety of services to our local community;
  • You’ll be joining a team of engineering specialists who excel at what they do;
  • You will get to work with established and well designed processes and tools that are efficient, productive and effective;
  • Continuous improvement is at the forefront.

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

This role provides an attractive salary package up to $98.4k per annum (inclusive of market forces payment and 3.5% Civil Liability allowance) + superannuation.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role. This arrangement may be subject to change.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete additional online assessments. 

Enquiries: Michael Bamber, Section Manager Planning and Design on ph: (02) 4350 5319 or 0400 371 445.

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 Tuesday, 28 January 2020. 


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