Senior Civil Engineer - Local Government

Senior Civil Engineer - Local Government

Job Title: Senior Civil Engineer - Local Government
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: PC - 12 - 15
Contact Name: Paul Cullen
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 30, 2019 06:46

Job Description

About the role: 
Public Sector People are currently seeking an experienced Senior Engineer to join our local council client based in Sydney CBD. The successful candidate will be experienced in preparing standards and Development Control Plans related Water Sensitive Urban Design issues and in understanding related regulations.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide professional advice in regards to stormwater and flooding to internal and external customers, and to the position supervisor, in a manner that is timely, accurate, complete and demonstrates good judgment.
  • Actively participate in all training and development activities as well as Council’s performance management system.
  • Adhere to all relevant Council policies and procedures.
  • Manage consultant for preparing detailed flood and catchments studies/plans for City to identify stormwater quality and capacity issues and appropriate solutions.
  • Investigate reports of flooding of private property and prepare technical reports and recommendations on appropriate actions.
  • Assess the impact of major redevelopment on the City’s storm water network and surrounding property and provide technical input to support Council’s objectives.
  • Respond to correspondence regarding flooding complaints or reports.
  • Liaise with other service authorities, residents or local businesses in regards to drainage and flooding issues.
  • Undertake other duties as may be required from time to time by the supervisor.
  • Advise and mentor less senior engineering staff.
  • Provide quality customer service, in accordance with Council’s guarantees of service coupled with timeliness, courtesy, and sympathetic to the problems of the customer.
Key Skills Required: 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in a stormwater management, floodplain management role.
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills especially in regards to stormwater drainage management and floodplain risk management.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with drainage and flood investigation computer programs such as DRAINS, HECRAS, TUFLOW and MUSIC.
  • Experience in reviewing and assessing stormwater management plan and flood study reports.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, manage tasks and to consistently produce quality work to agreed deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles.
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.