Principal Civil Engineer

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Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Remuneration: $$177,634 + 15% Superannuation per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 17/06/2021

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity
  • Be an encouraging leader in a technical environment

The Opportunity

In the Engineering Services branch of our Infrastructure Services Group, we have a rare opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer to join our team! As a team, we provide advice on Icon Water's safety and integrity of our assets and systems. Being the Principal Civil Engineer, you will lead and oversee technical governance of a broad range of projects to meet business objectives.

A day in the life could include:

  • Providing technical expertise to identify and initiate engineering projects, and ensure Icon Water's design standards are of best practice
  • Leading engineering investigations to ensure the health and performance of Icon Water's assets are safe, reliable and efficient
  • Provide technical user requirements specifications for new projects
  • Being proactive in searching for technical risks and opportunities
  • Mentoring and motivating a team of engineers, technical officers and trades persons
  • Rolling out best practice engineering systems
  • Build and nurture professional relationships to consult and engage internal and external stakeholders on engineering processes

About Icon Water:

Icon Water owns and operates Canberra’s network of water and wastewater infrastructure and assets including dams, reservoirs, water and sewage treatment plants, pumping stations, water mains and sewers to ensure we deliver safe drinking water and reliable sewerage services. Icon Water has been part of the Canberra community for 100 years.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which values diversity and inclusion. We support applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and all ages. We also have a solid focus on gender balance within the organisation and encourage women to apply.

If you have:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Proven technical knowledge and extensive working experience of civil infrastructure in a utilities industry
  • A deep understanding of technical codes, standards and requirements, design, delivery, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater assets
  • The ability to lead a specialised team and work together to deliver excellent technical expertise on engineering projects
  • Skills in persuasion and negotiation to convey your argument in an informative and communicative way to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable ability to make sound decisions and form judgments based on relevant information
  • Previous project management and/or design management experience.

Then we would love to hear from you.

How can I apply?

We encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume through our recruitment portal, outlining your key skills and experiences.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, we urge you to contact Darryl Eager, Manager Engineering Services on 0428 100 959.

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact

Applications will close Wednesday 14th July 2021.

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