Need Assistance?

Senior Civil Engineer

Job No: 110195
Location: Georgetown, QLD

  • Are you an experienced Engineer looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Rewarding opportunity to support the local workforce and drive works across main Council areas!
  • Highly attractive remuneration circa $140,000 (negotiable) + 12% super!
  • A huge host of benefits including 4-bdrm house, 5 weeks annual leave, relocation assistance & MUCH MORE!

About the Opportunity

Etheridge Shire Council now has an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer to join their team in Georgetown, QLD on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of Council's works and infrastructure assets and for overseeing the engineering portfolio which includes, road works, bridges, parks and waste and water infrastructure.

In addition, you'll be responsible for the following:

  • Participating as a member of the Executive Management Team;
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive team spirit across the department;
  • Assisting in the development of the annual Engineering Services Capital and Operating Budgets;
  • Ensuring all Council works including maintenance is in accordance with Council's Community, Corporate an Operational Plan and adopted budget;
  • Identifying strategic goals and priorities for Engineering Services and providing the CEO with recommendations;
  • Preparing action plans for the implementation of approved construction and maintenance programs; and
  • Reviewing performance against the budget and ensuring any variances are identified and resolved.

To view the full Position Description, click here.

About You

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Civil Engineer (minimum Diploma level) and be a Registered Professional Engineer of QLD (RPEQ) or willing to obtain certification.

In addition to your experience in civil engineering, you will have the ability to implement works programs by planning, prioritising and organising work to achieve goals.

You must have a high level of interpersonal and written communication and people management skills to ensure you are able to lead a successful team that provides the highest quality of work to deadlines. 

Due to the nature of the position, you will need to be resilient, honest and flexible to thrive in a regional location. Experience working in a remote or regional location is essential.

You will have excellent computer literacy and exhibit the skills and ability to quickly learn and use modern asset management programs. Candidates who have experience or knowledge of GIS mapping and/or Civica will be at a distinct advantage.

Knowledge of local government operations, structure and services, programs, policies and/or activities from a road and maintenance perspective will be highly regarded. Experience with the QLD state government RMPC (road maintenance performance contract) program including computer software will equip you to excel in the role.

About the Benefits

Due to the unique challenges faced when living and working in a remote location, it takes a special person to fill this role.

That being said, you will be well supported by the organisation and will receive an attractive annual salary circa $140,000 (negotiable on skills and experience) plus 12% super.

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including: 

  • Relocation assistance
  • 4WD vehicle for company and private use
  • Executive-style accommodation (4-bed modern house)
  • 5 weeks' annual leave
  • Uniform allowance
  • All safety and PPE gear supplied
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Laptop and phone
  • External training opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development 

About The Golden Shire

The Etheridge Shire Council administration office is located in Georgetown - a 4-hour drive to Cairns and approximately 3 hours to Normanton - it is surrounded by rich beef cattle country and some of the best gemstone areas in Queensland, it is a pleasant, sleepy little town on the Etheridge River.

Like most remote towns, Etheridge has a reasonable range of community facilities along with a primary school, childcare centre, pub and supermarket. It offers unique and spectacular scenery in the real Australian outback for the hardy and adventurous of spirit.

If you love the country life, taking on a challenge and supporting a dedicated local government  - Apply Now!

Application Form

Apply now for this role by completing the first round interview questions below in your own words, and clicking the 'Next' button at the bottom of the page.

By applying for this position you are giving consent to Employment Office and/or the employer advertising the role to contact you about the application and other communications relating to your job search. You can opt out of these communications at any stage.

Our full privacy policy can be found here.


Do NOT copy and paste your resume! You may find it helpful to review our useful Hints and Tips before applying.

Personal Details * Required field