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Principal Development Assessment Engineer

Job No: CEN1535
Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Exciting professional opportunity
  • Have a say in a diverse range of projects to make our area a great place to live and work!
  • 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

This role involves co-ordinating Development Application Assessment referrals, providing advice to other Development Assessment Engineers and for determining and imposing conditions of development consent.

You will be ensuring the engineering aspects of developments achieve Council’s requirements in relation to asset quality and management, safety and risk, sustainability, community expectations and impact on the built and natural environment.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Representing the Engineering Assessment Team at Development Assessment Review Team (DART) meetings;
  • Providing considered professional advice regarding the assessment and determination of engineering requirements and statutory responsibilities for acceptance of public infrastructure works;
  • Assessing and determining engineering and associated aspects of Part 4 and Part 5 Applications and Part 4A Certificates in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

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

This role provides a salary range between $1689.53 to $2094.79 per week ($88,092 to $109,222 per annum) (includes Civil Liabilities Allowance and Market Loading) + superannuation + Leaseback vehicle.

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

 Enquiries:  John Noakes, Team Leader, Engineering Assessment South on ph: 02 4325 8210.

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, 23 January 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. 

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without "logging-out" of the system.

It is recommended that you review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.  You can "cut & paste" from a Word document to an application if you wish.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below

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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