Development Engineer

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 14/10/2022

Permanent Full Time Opportunity
35 hour week with a 19 day 4 week cycle
Salary from $85,606.04p.a. to $99,303.36p.a.
plus a leaseback vehicle, allowances & superannuation

  • Come work in the stunning Southern Highlands with access to some idyllic rural landscapes and historical towns and villages;
  • Growing team and changing culture due to new structure being implemented -Great team!
  • Focus on health and wellbeing with the ability to work from home available.
  • Be part of growing council team undergoing great changes with future opportunities built in.
  • Training provided to assist you to grow your career and many opportunities for growth and personal development.
  • Located in Moss Vale - Historic Town with Railway access and good local amenities including aquatic centre next to Council offices! (yes ! - we have a partnering programme available for staff with the centre which boasts pools, gym and classes).

    Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW, 1.5 hours south-west of Sydney -
    Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to create and nurture a vibrant & diverse community in harmony with the region's urban, agricultural & natural environments.

    About the Role:
    The position of Development Engineer actively undertakes the business functions associated with the:
  • Assessment and determination of applications and Part 4 Certificates (primarily s68, s138 applications) relating to residential, commercial, industrial development and subdivisions in a civil engineering context.
  • Provision of high-level technical advice to both internal and external clients of the Council on Planning matters in order to comply with the Group's customer service obligations.

    Selection Criteria:
    1. Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or equivalent discipline with a minimum 2 years' demonstrated experience in the management of Roads including Pavements, Drainage, Flooding, On-site Detention, Water and Sewer and Traffic engineering within a local government context.
    2. Understanding of staff mentoring and building capacity in order to professionally develop technical skills and experience to meet both assessment targets as contained within the group's business plan and achieve customer service commitments.
    3. Extensive and detailed knowledge of relevant legislation including the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993 and also the Roads Act 1993, NATSPEC, AUSPEC, WASA Code, Australian Standards and Council's Engineering and Planning Guidelines, with proven comprehensive experience in the assessment of complex planning proposals in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial and rural contexts.
    4. Ability to demonstrate the building of professional relationships within the development industry and promote Council as an efficient and effective organisation and the ability to demonstrate professional acumen in all business dealings with internal and external clients of the Council.
    5. Resilience to work under pressure and demands and having analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to critically analyse issues and develop and implement appropriate solutions. Demonstrated ability to collect and utilise data for evidence-based decision making
    6. Demonstrated high level experience in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated high level experience in the use of Electronic Document Management Systems (e.g. Technology One), computer based Geographic Information Systems and Customer Request Management Systems. Demonstrated ability to utilise engineering specific software including DRAINS, Traffic Modelling and CAD.

    Desirable Criteria:
    1. Post graduate degree in Civil Engineering / Project Management.
    2. Previous experience in the Land and Environment Court in representing Council as an Expert Witness on Civil Engineering Matters.
    3. Ability to apply technical standards with an appreciation and acceptance of political decision making within a local government context. Ability to balance development outcomes within a political context.

    How to Apply:
    Please upload your current resume and a brief cover letter. Applicants not addressing the essential criteria may not be considered. For further information about the role, please contact Nancy Sample Manager of Development Assessment (02) 4863 5306 or (M)0408 615 641

In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council's COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications are to be received by 30th October 2022.

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