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Civil Designer

Job No: CEN3041
Location: Central Coast NSW


Location: Erina, NSW 

  • Looking for variety and the opportunity to work on projects that really matter?
  • Balance life and work with a 9 day fortnight and hybrid working arrangements that are flexible around you
  • Commencing salary up to $103.6k per year (inclusive of market forces and 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance) + 10.5% Superannuation. 
  • Permanent Full Time - 35 hour week

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.



About the Role

Opportunities to make a significant impact on the future of your local community may only come once in career, but that is exactly what this role offers. 

You'll be joining a team of civil designers and project development engineers working together to deliver Central Coast Council's infrastructure services capital upgrade delivery program.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll coordinate all technical elements of design projects, managing concept designs and processes, preparing design plans and drawings for roads, stormwater drainage and civil construction projects while applying sound engineering principles utilising industry best practice design and drafting software.

You'll manage investigations into engineering matters, preparing reports, environmental assessments and cost estimates to recommended efficient and cost effective solutions to complex problems, with a focus on meeting all appropriate legislative obligations. 

With a focus on meeting meeting all appropriate legislative obligations, you'll manage and undertake all survey activities and prepare environmental assessments for current projects. 

You'll also play an important consultative role, preparing and coordinating advertising and public display plans to keep customers, emergency services and transport operators informed during the concept design process and will work closely with Council’s Construction Sections during design development and construction delivery.

Last, but not least, this position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.


About You

With a background in Civil Engineering, Project Management or a related field, you will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in designing civil infrastructure upgrades. 

You may have worked in a similar role in local government before but if you haven't, your experience will certainly add to the diverse skills and knowledge of our team. 

You're collaborative and build credible relationships with ease, helping you to effectively support the organisation by providing your technical expertise and advice. 

You have previous exposure to engineering surveying practices, drafting design plans and drawings. 

You're consultative, solutions focused and you communicate regularly and clearly so everyone is on the same page. 

You're able to conceptualise complex design proposals to design and develop 3-D computer models that bring projects to life. 


What we offer

A 9 day fortnight and 35 hour week work-cycle and flexible approach to hybrid working, so you can be supported to achieve that work life balance. 

Generous leave provisions such as 15 days Sick and Carer's Leave, 2 days Health and Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, 18 weeks of Parental Leave with the flexibility to take at half pay to extend your time off to 36 weeks, 2 weeks of Paternity Leave and additional purchased leave available. 

Central Coast Council offers a variety of Health and Wellbeing programs to employees such as free skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu Vaccinations and supported blood donations. 

Additionally you may be interested in the availability of novated leasing, Salary Sacrificed Council Child Care, Fitness Passports for discounted access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is available to all employees and their families. 


Please refer to the Position Description for further detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

For enquiries about the role please reach out to Michael Bamber, Section Manager Roads and Drainage Design on 0400 371 445.


Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 27 November 2022. 


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