With the continuous growth of NSW local councils and the number of infrastructure projects happening, contract positions within the Public Sector are becoming more and more appealing.
In the new financial year we’ve seen an increase in demand for contract staff, due to new council budgets and covering for staff taking periods of leave. Council restructuring and staff movements are also affecting talent flows.
Some great opportunities are available with the new Western Sydney airport being announced and developments happening across a range of Councils in NSW, with no signs of slowing down.
With advertising currently at an all-time low, it is crucial to have a network and have relationships with candidates who specialise in the civil space. Clients are always open to candidates with relevant skills and experience and contracts is an ideal opportunity to explore all options.
Skills in demand
Due to all the projects happening within infrastructure all candidates with design and development experience in the civil space are in demand.
Experience within road and drainage design or experience across floodplain and stormwater in civil engineering. Software currently advantageous would be 12D, Civil 3D and AutoCad.
The public sector are always open to people with the relevant experience and skill set but having local or state government experience in similar roles is highly advantageous at this time. Also networking and understanding the different stages of projects will allow you to identify the best candidates available for the appropriate stages.
Personally, I believe contracting is a great opportunity to be involved in some exciting projects happening across the Public Sector in NSW.
Contracting gives you the opportunity to be involved in the appropriate stages of projects which will allow you to display your skills and experience and open the door for developing your career in the industry. The network you will gain from such projects will also benefit your career and present new opportunities.
Networking, whether you're in the market for a new career or not, with clients across these scopes of work has never been more important to understand projects and the different stages of delivery for each project.
More about Paul:
Paul recruits the following roles...
Business support, Policy, Procurement, Human resources, Change Management, Project management, Business and Change Analysts and Finance.
Outside of work Paul enjoys keeping active and enjoy catching up on all sports, especially football.
L: Paul Cullen
M: 0403 242 600
About the role: This position assists Technical Services, which is part of the City Infrastructure and Traffic Operations. The role will perform tasks associated with the asset management, condition assessment, risk assessment of stormwater assets. This position will identify projects requiring maintenance or renewal and develop scopes for these projects and prioritise the work using the systems and processes available at the City. Key Responsibilities: Support the asset management, maintenance and capital works planning of stormwater assets, to ensure they meet the City objectives in regards to the agreed project scope and best practices such as standards, guides, specifications, as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design and water-sensitive urban design principles functionality, environmental performance, safety and risk. Assist with managing contractors associated with the assessment of stormwater asset condition. Utilise the processes of the City and keep records of work and decisions in corporate systems including TRIM and CAMS. Complying with all responsibilities as detailed in the City’s Work Health and Safety (WH&S) Management System and WHS Procedures Manual as amended from time to time. Key Skills: Degree in civil engineering, Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Strong written and oral communication skills Current class C drivers licence If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: Public Sector People are working with our local government client to recruit for an experienced design engineer to join council on a 3 month contract. This role will be responsible for practical survey work and design of civil works. Key Responsibilities: To provide computer based designs and plans for the construction of Civil Works Provide detailed estimates of costs for Civil Works To carry out land and engineering surveys for all projects within the Section as required Manage design and minor construction projects, monitor program and report on progress To liaise with public authorities, inter-departments and external consultants • Ability to manage minor design and construction projects from the inception to completion Essential Degree qualifications in Engineering or equivalent Current Class C Driver Licence General Construction Induction (White) Card Sound computer skills including extensive CAD skills (12D, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Civil cad) Demonstrated ability to prepare designs on time to comply with design standards and to industry best practice Knowledge of GIS mapping systems Considerable experience in all aspects of Civil Engineering, particularly road, drainage and traffic facilities Desirable • Experience in Local Government construction and design projects • Previous project management experience • Current Traffic Controller and Prepare Work Zone TMP Certificates If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: Public Sector People are seeking an experienced Development Engineer to join our local government client on a 12 month contract based in Sydney CBD. The role of Development Engineer - Public Domain coordinates the delivery of renewed and new assets by private developers and State Government agencies on City owned land and land to be dedicated to the City, for betterment of the City and the community. Ensuring the assets delivered are of high quality and meet the City’s policies, codes and standards. Key Responsibilities: Supervise construction on public roads by private developers and State Government agencies to ensure delivery of high-quality assets and compliance with approved plans, specifications and standards; Apply the City’s policies, codes and standards in the review and assessment of applications for works and structure on public roads as part of the development assessment and works on public way process; Represent the City as Certifying Authority for civil and infrastructure and public domain works; Provide a high standard of documentation / information on the assets delivered by private developers and State Government agencies to the City’s asset owners and stakeholders; Work collaboratively with and coordinate responses from City’s assets owners and internal and external stakeholders on proposed development on public roads; Advise and support internal and external customers with general enquires and provide technical advice with respect to civil, stormwater, drainage and on the effects of proposed development and in and on the public domain; Contributes to the strategy of improving public spaces, asset management and meeting the City’s sustainability targets. Key Skills: Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as civil or stormwater engineering, or relevant qualifications; Highly developed technical skills including the ability to read and analyse design and technical plans and specifications for public domain works; Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Sound problem solving and decision-making skills, including experience working in design and / or construction related activities to resolve conflicting issues; Demonstrated time management skills, including the ability to effectively manage competing priorities and interests If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: Public Sector People are currently seeking an experience Team Leader to join our local council client on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will be responsible in leading a team to deliver strategic and operational floodplain and stormwater management initiatives and programs, contributing to safe, effective and efficient catchment management and stormwater (drainage) design across the city. Key Responsibilities: Develop, coordinate and implement operational targets that are successfully met within specified timeframes and to budget for the Floodplain and Stormwater team Ensure that designs are consistent and completed in accordance with professional engineering standards, satisfy a high quality standard and meet Council’s specified requirements, and where applicable to the requirements of other government agencies Manage overall team financial budgets and undertake monthly financial reporting inclusive of forecasting Undertake project management activities necessary to meet timeframes and budget. Provide professional technical expert advice to Manager Asset Design, staff and other sections of Council concerning issues relating to floodplain and stormwater (drainage) management Stay up-to-date with changes made to state and local government legislation Attend seminars, workshops and conferences where approved, to improve technical knowledge in areas of computer-based design aids, floodplain and stormwater management, proprietary products and services, and enhance essential skills in leadership and management. Represent Council on various community and government/industry-based committees as directed and arrange and/or attend meetings as required Investigate, prepare and review design plans, estimates and alternate options for a variety of civil engineering projects in accordance with Asset Design’s Quality Assurance Management System Respond to flood and stormwater related enquiries and develop flood advice letters and flood control lot certification Investigate and report on need for legal actions within the terms of delegation for non-compliance with Council’s requirements Key Skills: Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field In-depth demonstrated experience in floodplain and stormwater (drainage) management In-depth demonstrated experience in leading and managing design teams to ensure effective and timely delivery of project and program activities Demonstrated experience in GIS packages, computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications and extensive experience with AutoCAD, 12D and water engineering applications such as DRAINS, HEC RAS, XP-RAFTS, MIKE II, TUFLOW, WateRIDE and MUSIC If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600