Senior Civil Engineer

City of Ryde Full Time Contract 31/01/2024
Location: Ryde

  • Work on Council's major projects
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • Salary range of $111k - $145k p.a. + leaseback vehicle + super
About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Major Projects Team in the planning, design and delivery of major capital projects. This position serves as the technical lead and is responsible for all infrastructure projects, with a specific focus on road and drainage infrastructure related projects. The Senior Civil Engineer will oversee the planning, design, and construction of civil infrastructure projects and ensure they are completed in accordance with relevant standards and specifications. The Senior Civil Engineer will provide technical expertise and guidance to internal and external stakeholders and ensure the delivery of high-quality and sustainable civil infrastructure solutions. This position will specifically:

  • Lead the design development of major civil infrastructure projects including preparing design briefs, engaging and managing multidisciplinary team of consultants to deliver designs of high quality.
  • Develop project briefs, technical specifications and tender documents, and lead procurement processes to engage consultants and contractors.
  • Manage consultants and contractors from design development to construction and handover phases.
  • Assist in the delivery of infrastructure renewal and refurbishment programs to improve the functionality, safety and sustainability of Council's civil assets.
  • Assist in research, planning, policy formulation, and implementation activities with respect to Council's civil assets and foreshore infrastructure, including the coordination of planning approvals, resolution of problems arising, and stakeholder liaison.
Key Requirements

  • Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or equivalent recognised by Engineers Australia
  • Experience in leading design and construction of major civil assets comprising road and drainage related infrastructure projects.
  • Solid technical knowledge of road and drainage design, construction, asset management and traffic engineering related disciplines.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with staff, contractors, and key internal stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of WH&S legislation.
  • Contract administration and management experience
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Your commencing annual salary will range from $111,650.58 to $145,145.75 + Leaseback vehicle + Superannuation dependent on your experience and qualifications.

Culture & Benefits

  • Option of a Leaseback vehicle
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Work 37.5 hours and enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)
How to apply

We have a two stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of online questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024 at 11.30PM

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Raj Autar on 0468543002 for a confidential discussion.



City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety