Civil Engineering Designer

Job No: TSC978
Location: Murwillumbah

Career and lifestyle

We are seeking 2 Civil Engineering Designers:

  • 1 permanent full-time
  • 1 contract position* - 2 years with an option to extend for a 3rd year
    * we would consider an exception, self-motivated, Graduate to intermediate Engineer or students currently enrolled in the Associate Degree of Civil Engineering Course
    ** salary for candidates would be depend upon skills, knowledge and experience.

As our Civil Engineering Designer, you will manage multiple projects and will be responsible for designing and drafting at an advanced level from concept through to detailed design construction plans for all divisions of Council.

You will report directly to the Supervisor - Civil Engineering Design. 

About the role:

  • Provide specialised civil engineering design and drafting services from project concept through to detailed design
  • Prepare accurate cost estimates for incorporation in construction and budgetary programs and contract documents
  • Develop and add to design practices and processes. 

We are seeking: 

  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (Design) or equivalent, and relevant design experience
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering design requirements relating to roadworks and drainage and/or water and sewer facilities
  • Experience in the design and drafting of community facilities or structural detailing would be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated skills in computer-aided engineering design and drafting
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of Australian standards, design guidelines relevant to the design of roads, drainage, sewer and water infrastructure. 

What's on offer:

  • Salary ranging from $75,686.35 per annum with competency-based increments up to $89,651.41 per annum, plus 10.5% super
  • **Candidates wishing to be considered for the role as a Graduate to intermediate Engineer or student – salary will commence at $55,766 up to $77,049 per annum, +10.5% super assessed on skill, knowledge and experience
  • 70 hour, 9 day fortnight
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

About Us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • The Tweed is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.
  • Join an employer of choice. Professionals Australia (Local Government Engineers’ Association) has named Council the 2021 Employer of Choice for our great employment practices within NSW local government. 

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah, and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Monday 26 September 2022 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted. 

Click here to view the Position Description

Click here for more information on the Recruitment Process

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Pre-Employment Screening:

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process. 

Job offers are not made until screening has been completed. Tweed Shire Council uses third-party providers to undertake:

  • Pre-employment medical –  some roles require a functional (physical) assessment, and all positions are subject to drug and alcohol screening (a positive test result means the recruitment process ends and your application will not be considered).
  • Background screening - verifies that the information you have provided throughout the recruitment process is true and correct.  Click here for more information.

Reference Checks are undertaken by the panel. Your 2 referees should ideally be your current and most recent supervisors.  Your referees are not contacted unless you’ve been interviewed and are a preferred candidate.

How To Apply

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document. You can then COPY and PASTE your answers from Word into the below fields.

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'.  For tips on how to address the selection criteria, click here
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below: 

  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (Design) or equivalent, and relevant design experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering design requirements relating to roadworks, drainage, community facilities, water and sewer facilities and structural detailing.
  • Demonstrated skills in computer aided drafting and engineering design (preferably using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Civil Site Design and Magnet).
  • Knowledge of constructions methods to ensure practical and economic designs.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of Australian standards, design guidelines relevant to the design of roads, drainage, sewer and water infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple design projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to measure quantities and prepare construction estimates.
  • Knowledge of Council Policies and the requirements of Statutory Authorities as they relate to design matters.
  • Current Vehicle Licence - Car.






Unit   Engineer
Job Grade  JG6
Industry  Civil Engineer
Employment Type  Full-time


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