Development Engineer

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 20/06/2024
  • Produce meaningful outcomes for the community
  • Collaborate in a multidisciplinary team
  • Work life balance with an RDO every 3 week


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 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 City of Ryde is a city on the move with major commercial and residential developments underway in many parts of our local government area. As a result, we have an exciting opportunity for an Engineer with a broad skill set.

You will be a key member of the Development Assessment team and be responsible for providing specialist advice to internal and external stakeholders regarding development engineering and development related technical issues.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to use your engineering knowledge and expertise to facilitate engineering solutions associated with development, expedite the DA assessment process, and provide you with professional satisfaction and career life balance.



About You
We are looking for a Civil Engineer who is committed to developing effective solutions to engineering problems related to development planning so such as to facilitate the assessment process for the community.

Your excellent communication skills and ability to multitask will enable you to manage the diverse demands of this role effectively. You are someone who takes initiative, has a strong sense of responsibility, and is committed to delivering exceptional development engineering services.

In addition, you will also have:
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • Current Class C driver's licence
  • A high level of effective written and oral communication skills
  • A fundamental understanding of stormwater management, parking area design, traffic engineering, flooding, geotechnical, structural principals and subdivision principals associated with development.
  • A fundamental understanding of Policies and legislation in relation to local government, environmental and planning
  • Ability to identifying risk and issues associated with the engineering aspects of development and potentially arising in public domain areas from development.
It is desirable that you have a proven ability to assess, interpret and apply;
  • Stormwater modelling software such as DRAINS, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, MUSIC
  • Stormwater management concepts such as provision for failure modes, OSD design and WSUD treatments.
  • Traffic and Parking analysis, including intimate knowledge of the relevant Australian Standards and Guidelines.
Your commencing annual salary will range from $88,588.62 p.a. + Superannuation + 3.5% civil liability allowance + Leaseback, dependent on your experience and qualifications.



Culture & Benefits
  • Leaseback vehicle
  • Free shuttle bus between the North Ryde Office and North Ryde Metro Station
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available for eligible positions
  • 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, etc.)


How to apply
Please ensure you give full answers to the online application questions, 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: Sunday 7 July 2024 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Daniel Pearse on 0434 568 041 for a confidential discussion.


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