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Project Development Engineer

Job No: CEN3476
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Erina NSW 

  • Join a team who are passionate about improving local roads and drainage infrastructure
  • Balance your life with a 35 hour week/ 9 day fortnight and flexible/hybrid working arrangements 
  • Permanent Full Time role with opportunities for development

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.

It's time to rewrite your future within a large and growing Council!

Working within the Roads and Drainage Design Section you will find opportunities for career growth and work life balance, while working on interesting and varied projects that develop and improve the future infrastructure needs of the Central Coast community.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

As a Project Development Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Project managing the design phase and providing technical support on a wide variety of upgrade projects, including roads, drainage, bridges, wharves, paths, earth-retaining structures and boat ramps that will benefit the region for decades to come
  • Facilitating project scheduling and preparing civil engineering project construction drawings and specifications
  • Undertaking negotiations with specialist consultants on issues relating to specific projects and engaging and managing consultants/contractors as required
  • Preparing reports, contract documentation and recommendations on projects, in addition to undertaking project consultation within Council, the community and other stakeholders

About you:

  • You are looking to progress your career in project development, while utilising your experience in design, civil engineering or construction management
  • You enjoy working to deliver against plans and programs with community and organisational objectives in place
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise, while also learning from others
  • Having a work/life balance is important to you

About us:

  • We are a large organisation delivering a wide variety of infrastructure to our local community with confirmed plans for future development
  • You will be joining a team of professional civil engineers and designers who excel at what they do
  • We offer the security of working towards operational and strategic plans, as well as having robust processes and systems to guide us
  • We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for career development
  • We provide opportunities to collaborate with subject matter experts from a variety of areas across the organisation
  • We are paving the way to a greener future using new sustainable techniques to re-use and recycle materials in road design and construction 

What we offer:

  • Flexible work, including 35 hour week/ 9 day fortnight, working from home and from a variety of office or depot locations on the Central Coast, varied start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Pool cars to use when traveling across sites, including hybrid/ electric vehicle options
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families
  • Health & Wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities

Please refer to the position description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

This role provides a commencing salary range of between $85.8k to $103k per annum dependent on skills and experience (inclusive of 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance) + 11% Superannuation.  

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role with flexible/hybrid working arrangements available, with a 35 hour week.

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.

Enquiries: Michael Bamber, Section Manager Roads and Drainage Design on Ph: 0400 371 445 

You can find out more about our Capital Works Program and Major Projects on our website: Current Works and Projects

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 26 November 2023 


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

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