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Current Vacancies

Development and Environment Engineer - Southern Downs Regional Council

The Position:

The Development and Environment Engineer will provide engineering support and technical advice in development assessment and environmental engineering initiatives and projects. To be successful in this role you will need to have experience in reviewing civil engineering designs and proposals, and dealing with civil engineering matters during the pre-construction, construction and on maintenance periods. You will also need to have an understanding of the development process and environmental engineering together with the ability to apply legislation and complete projects within timeframes.

Applications Close

Applications are open until 5.00 pm Friday 2 March 2018.


Southern Downs Regional Council



Position Type

Temporary Full Time - up to 5 years
72.5 hours per fortnight (9 day fortnight or as negotiated)


$82,339 - $89,749 per annum (Level 7 - 8), rate dependent on relevant skills and experience.

In accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement and the relevant Award

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications/ Licences – Mandatory
• Possession of a current open “C” class licence (Car).
• Possession of an Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction Card (“White Card”) or the ability to obtain prior to commencement.
• Relevant engineering qualification of at least degree level.
• Eligible for membership of RPEQ.
Key Selection Criteria - Essential
1. Previous experience in reviewing civil engineering design (stormwater, roads, water and sewerage) and proposals especially within a Local government environment.
2. High level of experience in dealing with civil engineering matters during the pre-construction, construction and on maintenance periods for operational works.
3. Thorough understanding of the development process and environmental engineering, and the importance of completing projects within timeframes.
4. Thorough knowledge of and experience in applying legislation, policies or procedures relevant to development and environmental engineering
5. Comprehensive experience in problem solving and negotiation skills when dealing with the public, applicants, developers and officials.
6. Highly developed interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with the public, applicants, developers and officials.
7. Knowledge of work health and safety considerations relevant to the role and how to limit risks in the environment where this role operates.
Key Selection Criteria – Desirable
1. Post graduate qualifications in environment or thorough knowledge and experience in environmental engineering or a related field.
2. Experience and interest in local government operations


How to apply

More information

Contact Human Resources, Southern Downs Regional Council

1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372)


Southern Downs Regional Council is located within 2 hours drive of Brisbane in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt regions of south east Queensland. The region has excellent educational, health, sporting and recreational facilities with a growing population of approximately 35,800. The Council has a clear focus on growth.

Previous applicants do not need to reapply. Applicants selected to progress to interview will be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Applications Close Friday 2 March 2018