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Development Engineer

Development Engineer

Job Title: Development Engineer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 0406CC
Contact Name: Chris Castellano
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2022 15:15

Job Description

Public Sector People are working closely with a council in Melbourne’s East to recruit a Band 6 level Development Engineer.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and motivated to provide a high level of service with proven experience working as a Development/ Subdivision Engineer, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You will be responsible for assessing and responding to approvals for development referrals and subdivisions, providing plan checking and development approvals function to deal with on-site stormwater detention system and subdivision plan, as well as inspection construction sites for compliance with Council standards.
This will be a temporary contract role for an initial 6 months with opportunity for extension.

Key Duties and Responsibilities for this role:
  • Review and check engineering and subdivision plans, specifications, and Construction Management Plans, provide engineering advice and approval services.
  • Inspect construction sites for compliance with Council standards, as required.
  • Provide specialist input into the development and review of policies and the preparation of technical reports.
  • Provide plan checking and development approvals function to deal with on-site stormwater detention system (OSD) and subdivision plans.
  • Assess and respond to development referrals including consultant reports and provide specialist civil engineering advice.
  • Coordinate development referral comments on behalf of the City Services directorate in respect of flood protection, drainage, traffic and parking, waste, build over easement and other matters.
  • Review Construction and Environmental Management Plans and provide referral comments to the Statutory Planning Unit as required.
  • Provide engineering site inspection services for on-site stormwater detention systems and engineering works
  • Provide timely responses to enquiries in written and verbal form relating to subdivisions, development proposals, on-site detention system plans, flood prone areas, build over easements, traffic and parking, works within road reserves for new subdivisions and general technical enquiries.
  The ideal candidate will have:
  • Extensive experience in Civil Engineering, including drainage design, On-Site Stormwater Detention plan checking, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), flood management, road design, public lighting, planning referrals and approvals, subdivision plan checking, construction inspections and traffic and transport engineering.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in Civil Engineering is required
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or relevant experience/qualifications.
  • Previous experience working in Victorian Local Government is preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbally.
If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or discuss other Civil Engineering or Asset Management opportunities within Local Government, please contact:

Chris Castellano

T: (03) 8535 3111

Alternatively, you can apply online by following the link below.

All communication will be strictly confidential.


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