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Project Engineer

Job No: 89184
Location: St George, QLD

  • Fantastic opportunity for a Project Engineer with a background in water and sewerage!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $88,000 – $98,000 PLUS a great benefits package!
  • Work in the gorgeous Balonne Shire with 5 weeks’ annual leave to explore your surrounds! 

About the Opportunity

The Balonne Shire Council is looking to welcome an experienced Project Engineer to join their dedicated team in St George, QLD, on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Services you will be responsible for specialist management of Council's water, sewerage, roads, drainage, and civil infrastructure. You will also be responsible for ensuring Council meets its levels of service, regulatory and licensing requirements by providing a high-level of technical leadership.

More specifically, your day-to-day duties will include;

  • Managing construction projects and providing technical support in water and wastewater;
  • Identifying and resolving problems;
  • Managing construction projects and providing technical support for other Council infrastructure projects and programs including road, drainage, civil construction and maintenance;
  • Providing leadership direction to 1 direct report employee and overseeing a total team of 5;
  • Project management and compliance management;
  • Contributing to the development of a Risk Register for capital and maintenance projects; and
  • Ensuring compliance with Council Policies, Procedures, and Manuals.

The successful candidate will hold a Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline. You must also have a background in water, sewerage, and stormwater construction, contract compliance management, road, drainage, and other Council infrastructure construction and asset management.

You will have demonstrated experience in the following;

  • Delivering water and sewerage construction and maintenance services;
  • Managing construction and maintenance projects and programs to ensure conformity with Asset Management Plans and project management methods;
  • Managing contracts, procurements, and budgets; and
  • Managing compliance with relevant Acts [Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008]. 

Balonne Shire Council is looking for an effective leader who can motivate and inspire a total quality management system culture and adherence across the operations team. As such, you must possess excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and exceptional team management.

Your excellent written communication skills will allow you to write and review detailed reports and documentation accurately. This is a great opportunity to hit the ground running and join a collaborative and enthusiastic team who have a real passion and dedication for their work.

Please note: To be eligible for this role, you must hold a current C Class Open Driver’s License, and have sound computer literacy skills using Microsoft Office suite. Previous experience with MS Project will also be highly regarded.

To view a full position description and selection criteria click here - applications close May 19.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity, offering the right candidate the opportunity to lead a team of driven individuals and a chance to truly excel, making this role their own.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $88,000 – $98,000 dependent on skills and qualifications, plus a great package of benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance;
  • Fully maintained company vehicle; and
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.

About the Organisation

The Balonne Shire Council services a population of just under 5,000 residents and is located around 500 km's from Brisbane on the New South Wales border. The region is supported by the towns of Dirranbandi, Bollon, Thallon, Mungindi, Hebel, Nindigully and Boolba, with the town of St. George acting as the shire’s business centre. 

The region is surrounded with gorgeous rivers, all of which are hot spots for Yellowbelly and Murray Cod fishing. The Balonne Shire also plays host to a number of fantastic annual events, including fishing competitions, golf carnivals, motorbike endurance rallies, country shows and rodeos and wool, craft and flower shows.



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