Engineering Assessment Coordinator

Job No: CN2056
Location: Newcastle, NSW

  • Great opportunity to lead a dynamic team in a strategic and collaborative manner.
  • Bring your exceptional management experience to deliver identified outcomes.
  • Use your subject matter expertise to identify improvement opportunities and achieve sustainable urban design outcomes.
  • Permanent Full-time - 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible working with optional 9-day fortnight.

Located 160km north of Sydney, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city, and offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

Our City is thriving and rapidly transforming. In recent years Newcastle has experienced a significant increase in development activity, with the 2017-18 Financial year seeing building approvals top $1.2 billion.

Our City Change project involves moving our employees from our Office in the Civic precinct to 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West in October 2019. This creates a great opportunity to align staff with our organisational vision, values and strategic directions, and leverage the great work the organisation is undertaking which supports cultural improvement.

City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for an experienced and dynamic leader to drive effective leadership through the application of CN’s vision, values, goals and principles. This position is pivotal to the Regulatory, Planning and Assessment’s (RPA) leadership team and will play an active role in the management of RPA as a whole.

This role will focus on monitoring, reviewing and analysing external trends, developments and legislation relative to the Service Unit and adopting appropriate improvement opportunities. You will research, develop and implement technical policies in areas relating to engineering and subdivision assessment ensuring sustainable urban design outcomes. Your ability to use information management and communication systems to facilitate the effective delivery of the customer service strategy will be vital to your success.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

To be successful in this job you will need;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related qualification and demonstrated capability through past employment experience.
  • Ability to lead, influence and engage employees in ongoing improvement activities and professional development, establishing a performance-based culture with high workloads.
  • Lead a team with high workloads to achieve quality development outcomes within time constraints/meet KPIs etc
  • Demonstrated financial management skills in preparing, analysing and managing budgets.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant practices, policies, legal and legislative requirements in this field and an understanding of contemporary issues affecting the development and building industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, critically, logically and innovatively.
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills to a broad range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and use high level conflict resolution, problem solving and negotiation techniques involving community consultation, negotiating with developers, landowners and other customers regarding development assessment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, meet strict deadlines and deliver identified outcomes.
  • A good working knowledge in the operation of project management, word processing, spreadsheet/database and GIS software.
  • Current Class C drivers’ licence.


  • Relevant post graduate qualifications.
  • Demonstrated track record in the research, development and implementation of practical and innovative solutions to complex development, engineering and environmental issues.
  • Understanding of contemporary issues affecting the development and building industries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing major and contentious planning and development issues and concerns.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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Application Closing Date: 15 September 2019.

Remuneration: $113,814 to $124,058 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 35 hour week + 3.5% Civil Liability Insurance.

Contact: Michelle Bisson, Manager Regulatory Planning & Assessment, 02 4974 2793.


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