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Senior Civil Designer


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Senior Civil Designer  WS1114 

Salary Range: $85,928.47 - $91,465.95 per annum 

Locations: Martyn Street Depot, 158a Martyn Street, Cairns 

Reference Number: 13525 

Close Date: Monday 12 April 2021

The position: 

  • Dynamic role as a part of the Infrastructure Design and Survey team
  • Live and work in the beautiful tropical regional city of Cairns

A dynamic and varied role as a member of the Design and Survey Services team at Cairns Regional Council. You will be a proficient and skilled designer within the multidisciplinary team of civil designers, civil engineers, landscape architects and surveyors.

Reporting to the Senior Design Engineer - Design and Survey Services you will contribute to the day-to-day delivery of project designs for the team.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills. Your skills will be proficient in the operation of MS Word and Excel.

To be successful in this role you must have: 

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • A Queensland "C" Class driver's licence.
  • Demonstrated high level design skills in roads and stormwater infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated high level competency with engineering software packages 12D, AutoCAD and AutoTurn.
  • Working knowledge of estimating processes, specifications and software applied to civil construction infrastructure.
  • High level working knowledge of industry codes and guideline documents (e.g. Queensland Urban Drainage Manual, Australian Rainfall and Runoff, Queensland Streets, Austroads, Main Roads technical publications and Australian Standards).
  • Working knowledge of PC application software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets) in a network environment.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively share information with all levels of staff and a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to show initiative and work to deadlines in a multi‑project environment with limited supervision.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.  

How to Apply: 

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:-

  • Pre‑employment functional medical assessment, which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National Police/Criminal History Check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa

We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position