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 is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Asset Engineer to join a council on a 6 month contract as an Asset Engineer within the Roads and Structural Assets team. This role will suit a graduate engineer who has a degree qualification and has technical work experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking frequent site inspections of the council structures which will include (bridges, cliffs, retaining walls, stairs/steps, seawalls, pontoons and roads). Key Responsibilities: To review engineering design, drawing, report in relation to roads, footpaths and structural assets by comparing against relevant Australian Standards, RMS Specifications, Austroads guide, etc. and preparing comments and recommendations. Undertake site inspections throughout City’s LGA for a range of civil infrastructure assets including roads, footpaths, kerb and gutter and structures including bridges, cliffs/retaining walls, stairs/steps/ramps and passageways. Assist the team in reviewing various engineering design, drawing, report in relation to the above roads, footpaths and structural assets by comparing against relevant Australian Standards, RMS Specifications. Assist the Principal Engineer in ensuring that civil infrastructure constructed by developers and others meet the City’s standards. Undertake technical, risk management and condition investigations of civil assets to ensure conformance with appropriate asset management plans, policies and procedures. Prepare feasibility assessments, concept designs, budgeting and prioritization for assets within the teams responsibility. Key Skills Required: Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering. Experience in road pavement analysis and design, visual assessment of civil assets, recognition of defects and their rectification requirements. Experience in inspection, prioritization and developing maintenance and renewal programs for bridges, retaining walls, maritime assets and footway assets. Experience in asset management techniques including, Asset Management Systems ,condition assessment and development of short and long term Asset Management Plans. 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 (02) 9376 8200.
About the Role: Public Sector People are currently recruiting for a number of Senior Civil Designers with minimum 3 years experience using 12D software to join our local government client. This will be a contract role for up to 12 months with a start date of late January. Key Responsibilities: Production of quality 12D designs for civil engineering designs, specifications and construction drawings Assisting the Project Manager in determining the design resources required for a particular project plans including elements suitable for outsourcing; Ensuring the production of project documents that are accurate, clear and concise and compliant with best practice and quality standards of the project; Coordinate and work with others on updates to Technical Specifications Prepare Requests for Quotation/Tender documents and Contract documents Resolving complex technical design issues; and Ensuring that the designing component of the project comes in within agreed budgets and delivery dates. Key Skills Required: Demonstrated experience in 12D software using your in-depth knowledge of Australian civil design standards across a range of projects; Design knowledge in the use of storm water principles, sanitary sewer design principles, pressure system principles, roadway design principles and earthwork design principles; Experience using various software programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D and 12D; and A client-centric focus and a sound technical know-how from working in a similar consultancy environment. Minimum 3 years experience using 12D Software for design 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 Senior Drainage Engineer to join our local government client on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate must have previous experience in a design office and also have Project management experience working in local government. Key Responsibilities: The ability to develop and implement a vision for the pro-active and positive development of Council’s Building and Engineering Services Understanding and experience with designing water sensitive urban design, particularly with bioretention systems and detention basins Project management experience ideally in a design office Experience in dealing with the government, statutory authorities and consultants Liaise with and advise developers, architects, planners, engineers, designers, government agencies, etc. With regards to engineering stormwater information and clarifying council’s requirements in accordance with council’s engineering development guidelines. Provide timely and accurate engineering stormwater advice and recommend appropriate conditions in the assessment of development applications to town planners, building surveyors and engineers. Conduct or supervise major flood studies and trunk drainage investigations, reporting on findings and recommending appropriate course(S) of action or options to provide the community with cost-Effective, environmentally sensitive stormwater drainage systems. Key Skills: Experience in project management and corporate software preferably MS project, excel, technology 1 and trim. Degree in civil engineering 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 experienced Building Surveyor to join our regional council in NSW. The successful candidates will need to be be accredited at A1, A2 or A3 under the NSW BPB Accreditation Scheme and have previous council experience. The role will be responsible for providing advice on all public health and building related matters. Key Responsibilities: Undertake certification work within level of accreditation issued by the building professionals board. Assess and determine applications received by council Undertake inspections and regulatory functions under the plumbing and drainage act Undertake enforcement action as required Prepare correspondence on council related work Coordinate and undertake swimming pool barrier inspections in accordance with councils inspection program. Coordinate and undertake essential fire safety program Key Skills Required: Recognised tertiary qualification in Applied Science (Building and Environmental Health) or equivalent Certified Accreditor by the Building Professionals Board Sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills Extensive working knowledge of all environmental health and building control legislation, acts, regulations, statues, procedures and policies Ability to develop reports for presentation to council meetings 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