Project Engineer - Water & Wastewater - Position No 8810.000

Job No: COWRA114
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          8810.00

Weekly Salary:                     $1486.34 plus 9.5% Superannuation

Position Status:                    Permanent - Full Time

Hours of Work:                     35 Hour week with RDO every fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.00pm Monday 14 January 2019

About Cowra & Cowra Council

Cowra Council provides local government services to residents within a geographical area of 2,800 square kilometres. Council employs 182 full time equivalent staff and provides a large range of services to our community.  Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our local community. 

The regional town of Cowra is in Central New South Wales approximately one hour from other regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange. Centrally located and easily linkable to the rest of the state and all major cities in south eastern Australia; and only 2 hours to Canberra or 4 hours to central Sydney.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour the regions boutique vineyards and excellent restaurants to sample the superb local food and wine available.  You'll enjoy the retail and commercial centre of Cowra, where you'll find everything you could want or need in a larger town while still enjoying that wonderful feeling of country hospitality. 

About the Position

Cowra Council is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our Engineering team.  The Project Engineer - Water & Wastewater is primarily responsible for the planning and delivery of water and wastewater projects so that the objectives of Council's Operational Plan are met in a timely manner. 

Applicants must have a four year civil engineering degree with professional engineering industry experience. Applicants must also have experience in being able to progress projects from design phase through tendering to supervision of construction.  Familiarity with local government tendering and contract management is essential.  Experience with water and wastewater infrastructure including pumps and electrical systems would be advantageous.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated computer and design software experience including Microsoft and AutoCAD.  Applicants will possess high level written and verbal communication skills along with strong customer service, time management and organisational skills. 

The successful applicant should be physically fit and understand the importance of Work Health & Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity. A ‘can do’ work ethic and ability to work positively within a team are essential.

Position details

Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Further Enquiries

Manager - Cowra Works, Mick - 02 6340 2080

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following an interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing,  drug and alcohol assessments
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications

Late Applications will not be accepted

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