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Senior Technical Officer Development Engineering

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Beaudesert, QLD

Source: Scenic Rim Jobs


Scenic Rim Regional Council delivers community services and infrastructure to a population of more than 40,000.  With a team exceeding 420 employees, we are committed to shaping a progressive future for our community through collaboration, integration & innovation.  We are extremely proud of our region which is well renowned for its breathtaking scenery, agricultural and tourism industries.

Council has an exciting permanent opportunity for an experienced Technical Officer to join our dynamic Development Engineering team. This role will see the successful applicant apply their technical expertise in operational works along with completing development assessments.

Key responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Assess the operational works applications submitted under the provisions of the Planning Act including regular review of policies, procedures and techniques utilised when processing development applications.  
  • Ensure operational works, including the standard of future Council assets is in accordance with relevant standards.
  • Provide engineering based technical assessment of development applications and provide advice to the assessment manager regarding general internal engineering works as assessed against the planning scheme.
  • Implement audit inspections, surveillance and quality control of engineering works associated with development applications.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering Technology (or equivalent) or Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Additional qualifications in an allied field, eg. environmental management, is an advantage.
  • Relevant experience in Civil Engineering design.
  • Extensive experience in Operational Works Applications Assessment in Local Government.
  • An understanding of, and experience with, the relevant statutory provisions of the Planning Act, Local Government Act, Environmental Protection Act and relevant planning schemes as they relate to the assessment of development applications.
  • A sound understanding of the civil engineering practices / works / standards as they relate to the design and construction of engineering projects, and an ability to develop appropriate methodology and apply proven techniques in providing specialised technical services.

Conditions of employment for these full-time positions will be in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement and relevant Award with the remuneration being $90,704.11 to $96,041.14 per annum plus generous superannuation.

To apply please submit via SEEK:

1.         A statement (maximum of 2 pages) demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position.

2.         A current resume (maximum of 5 pages) which should include the names and contact details of at least 3 referees. One referee should be a Manager you have worked for during the past two years.


Close date: Applications are to be received by 12 noon Friday 5 March 2021 and are required to be submitted via SEEK.


Please direct any related queries to Wayne.J@scenicrim.qld.gov.au


For further information including the position description, please refer Council's website.