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Senior Engineer (Infrastructure)

Job No: 118745
Location: Biloela

  • Are you an experienced Engineer looking for the next step in your career?
  • Take on an exciting leadership position with a vibrant regional Shire Council!
  • Be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $81,325 - $86,348 plus super, relocation assistance and subsidised housing!
  • Enjoy a 9 day fortnight and significant professional development opportunities!

About the Opportunity

Banana Shire Council is currently looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to join their Infrastructure Services team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Technology Manager, this is a hands-on role that will see you coordinating the planning and delivery of both internal and external infrastructure design projects within the Shire.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising, training and mentoring Infrastructure Technology team members;
  • Investigating and reporting on issues related to the repair, maintenance and construction of Council’s infrastructure assets;
  • Preparing construction plans, engineering computations, estimates and contract specifications for relevant infrastructure projects;
  • Conducting Heavy Vehicle route assessments, level 2 bridge inspections and road safety audits; and
  • Providing technical advice and strategies to internal or external customers on design plans, development standards, design requirements, and minor work projects.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you will have, at minimum, a diploma-level qualification in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Technology, Surveying or similar.

Not just a desk job, you will need to be comfortable getting out into the community, visiting sites and talking to a range of stakeholders as you coordinate a wide range of projects.

Whilst previous management experience is not essential, you will need experience in a similar, design-focused engineering role, and demonstrated skills in design software such as AutoCAD or similar.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience and a good understanding of OH&S principles, alongside excellent intercultural and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.

Please note: You will need to have, or be willing and able to obtain, a current 'C' Class Driver's License and construction White Card.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive base salary circa $81,325 - $86,348, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super and access to a salary sacrificing scheme!

You'll be working 9 day fortnight, with a regular RDO, and benefit from ongoing mentoring from another Senior Design Coordinator. Banana ShireCouncil is proud to offer their staff opportunities for professional development to help advance your skills through ongoing training and courses, as well as financial support for professional membership or association fees.

Finally, for candidates from interstate they are offering both Relocation Assistance, negotiable according to your needs, and subsidised housing for the first 6 months, to help you get settled in town.

About Banana Shire Council and Life in Biloela

Banana Shire Council is located just an hours' drive away from Gladstone, in the township of Biloela. The Shire's residents enjoy modern amenities amid a rich cultural heritage. Local waterways offer great boating and fishing, and the local environment is a haven for 4WDrivers, while many social events foster a community spirit seldom seen in cities.

Biloela is a busy commercial and tourist hub with a range of schools, sporting clubs and other amenities. Home to an ever widening, multi-cultural community servicing big businesses, government and industry bodies, cooperatives and small businesses as well as the rural and mining sectors that surround it.

For those with a love of the great outdoors, a short journey leads to a multitude of adventures at Kroombit Tops National Park. With some roads accessible to conventional vehicles and others built for 4X4 excitement, there’s every reason to go exploring.  Towering ridges, deep gorges and panoramic vistas spill out across a wide horizon, resplendent against the ravages of time.

For more information on Biloela and the Banana Shire, please click here.

This is your opportunity to advance your career with a vibrant Shire Council, where no two days are ever the same - Apply Now!

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