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Project Engineer

Job No: 105429
Location: Kyogle

  • Fantastic opportunity for an early career Engineer to build a career with a small, yet highly progressive Council
  • Large capital works budget - busy project pipeline, heaps of variety
  • Competitive remuneration package up to $80,709 + super, negotiable with experience
  • Live the dream and work in one of the most sought after and picturesque regions of Australia!

About Kyogle Council

Kyogle comprises a large and diverse region with spectacular natural and cultural attributes, within two hours from Brisbane and one hour from Queensland's Gold Coast and NSW Coastal communities of Byron Bay, Ballina and Tweed Heads. This, combined with a superb climate and a close proximity to all services, education and recreation, makes the Kyogle area an ideal place to live and work.

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About the Opportunity

Council now has a fantastic, newly created opportunity for a Project Engineer to join their Assets and Infrastructure Services Department. This is a full-time, Monday to Friday role, with a fortnightly RDO and occasional overtime and rostered Saturday work. 

Reporting to the Director - Assets and Infrastructure Services, this role is focused on the delivery of project management and contract management services across all functions of the Department, that align with Council's budget, objectives and complies with all relevant legislative Council requirements. 

Despite being a relatively small Council, there is a large budget circa $27 million allocated to capital works projects, a large portion of which is dedicated to Council's 300+ bridges, as well as roads and associated infrastructure. You will split your time approximately 60/40 between the office and being out in the field overseeing project work.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Planning and programming capital works activities related to the functions of the Department;
  • Preparing contracts, tenders, project plans, estimates and job packages;
  • Assisting Councils Development Management Panel on technical issues as required;
  • Assisting in the delivery of contract road maintenance services on behalf of the Roads and Maritime Services; and
  • Contributing to the overall management of the organisation, as required.

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About You

Our ideal candidate for this role will hold a Bachelors Degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related discipline, and have some demonstrated experience in a similar capacity with a focus on project management. 

However - Council is also open to speaking with candidates who hold Diploma level qualifications in engineering, providing they have extensive experience in this field.

You will need to have strong technical and reporting skills, with a working knowledge of civil engineering survey and design, and the ability to manage projects on time and within budget. Importantly, you will have the ability to interact tactfully and effectively with all levels of staff and the public while maintaining effective customer service and relationship management and to represent Council capably to customers.

This role would be well-suited to an early career Engineer who has a genuine interest in living and working in the Kyogle region and a desire to build and grow a career within a small, yet highly progressive, energetic and collaborative Council environment.

About the Benefits

A competitive remuneration package is on offer circa $69,657-$80,709 + super, negotiable with skills and experience. You will also receive a work vehicle, great penalty rates for any weekend work or overtime have a fortnightly RDO giving you plenty of time to explore and enjoy all that the Kyogle region has to offer. Council is also open to discussing relocation assistance with the successful candidate, should you be moving to the region.

With a set vision of 'working together to balance environment, lifestyle and opportunity' - Kyogle Council is serious when it says that it is focused on the wellbeing and growth of its people. 

There are so many things that make Kyogle Council special. The people are passionate about what they do and about improving the community in which they live and work. Attitudes are positive, collaboration is high and tenure is long. Employees are given genuine flexibility where and when needed in order to successfully deliver on their role responsibilities, and ongoing training and career progression opportunities are there for the taking for people with the drive and focus to make it happen.

We mean it when we say opportunities like this don't come around often. Don't let this career defining role pass you by! - Apply Now.

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