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Senior Development Design Engineer

Job No: CEN3674
Location: Central Coast NSW

This role is a perfect opportunity to utilise your exceptional development design skills in a Senior role in a growing community.

  • Work in a dynamic and customer focused team
  • Permanent full-time
  • Balance your life with a 9 day fortnight
  • Hybrid work conditions - 2 days work from home and 3 days in the office 
  • Flexible work arrangement options are available
  • Leaseback Vehicle

About the role

This role will see you spending your days completing many different development design tasks as part of the Engineering Certification team.

Some of these tasks will include mentoring staff within the section, providing technical advise to relevant stakeholders and assessing the detail designs of Development infrastructure, some of these could be stormwater drainage works, road intersections or large lot subdivisions. This role aims to achieve and support sustainable development for the community and environment.

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

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Degree qualification in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence
  • An extensive knowledge in Civil Engineering Design is required, including experience and a general knowledge of all aspects associated with development and environmental planning
  • Experience in providing effective and accurate decisions in the assessment of the design  for a wide range of infrastructure issues
  • A high level of understanding and interpretation of relevant legislation, codes, policies and procedures related to engineering design
  • A good understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, the Roads Act, and the Local Government Act is required together with an awareness of other related environmental and planning legislations/regulations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing technical expertise, coaching and advice to staff to allow them to effectively undertake their responsibilities and duties
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, credible relationships and influence, persuade or negotiate outcomes that add value to the organisation
  • Proven ability to assess and interpret information to formulate recommendations and provide specialist advice to enable the organisation to achieve quality outcomes.

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for this position sits between $99.7K - $119.6K inclusive of 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance plus 11% superannuation
  • This is a Permanent role.
  • This role will be able to access a 9 day fortnight.
  • We are able to offer hybrid and flexible working conditions for this role. 
  • This role is located at the Wyong Administration Building. 

A leaseback vehicle is provided in this role for official duties and private use and your choice of vehicle will be provided when one becomes available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy. In the meantime, either an alternate pre-used vehicle or a vehicle allowance of $200 per week ($10,450 per annum) is temporarily applied for this position due to ongoing issues with supply for new vehicles.

Council will be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships. 

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.

What to know more?

The contact person for this role is Adam Mularczyk, Section Manager Engineering Certification. You can contact them on 0409 660 854 or on email at

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

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Central Coast Council is 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. 

How to apply

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You also acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

To lodge your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Answer the on-line questions shown below.
  2. Attach your resume 
  3. Attach your qualifications and licences.

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

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