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Graduate Engineers - Water and Sewer (Assets and Projects)

Job No: CEN3653
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Central Coast, NSW 

  • Start your Engineering career in a large organisation within our Water and Sewer directorate
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight with flexible/hybrid working arrangements available 
  • Temporary Term Contract Full Time up to 2 years
  • 2 positions available

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

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region. 

The graduate roles are within our Asset and Projects Unit in Water and Sewer and will see you gaining skills and experience across a broad range of functions in your relevant area of study.

You will be able to apply the knowledge you have learnt to everyday situations and learn from professionals in the industry.

This is achieved through the adoption and implementation of sound engineering principles and practices while receiving mentoring to contribute to the provision of clean, safe drinking water and quality sewerage services for our customers.

If you are interested in assisting in tasks such as effective asset planning, improvement of operational and maintenance processes for water and sewer, or learning how to work safely and effectively in a highly regulated industry then this may be the graduate opportunity for you. 

These positions are required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Provide assistance in mapping, collecting and analysing water and sewer assets information by interpreting WAE drawings and validating through site visits and inspections as required for complex projects
  • Undertake the review and analysis of various data platforms to make recommendations for capital, operational and maintenance improvements
  • Undertake project scoping, stakeholder engagement, cost estimation and business case development for capital and operational projects.

Essential criteria:

  • Degree qualification in Mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering or relevant equivalent, combined with ongoing professional development
  • Current Class C Driver's licence
  • Construction General Induction card – NSW SafeWork or equivalent or willing to obtain
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft suite of applications (e.g. MS Teams, MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and actively contribute in a team environment to achieve organisational goals and outcomes
  • Demonstrated positive approach to provision of customer service
  • Ability to complete work and deliver according to project schedules and competing deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to use judgement and problem-solving skills to achieve positive outcomes
  • Good communication skills, including both written and verbal, across varying audiences.

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay cycle
  • 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
  • Novated leasing program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle
  • Health and wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breast screen, Flu vaccination, blood donations;
  • Recognition of Service
  • Council child care salary sacrifice
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities
  • Reward and Recognition program.

This role provides a commencing salary range of between $69.5k to $83.4k per annum dependent on skills and experience + 11% superannuation.

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

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Enquiries: Stephen Legge Unit Manager Assets and Projects on 0401 580 355

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 2 June 2024.


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