Principal Development Engineer

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Disciplines: Building Services Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Remuneration: $Band 8 ($104,381 - $116,208 pa) per annum

Location: Geelong

Type: Full Time

Posted: 23/04/2019


Be part of the change!

The City of Greater Geelong is undergoing a period of rapid growth, with our growth areas and infill development expected to boost our population by 150,000 by 2036.

Given our recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first in Australia – and our drive to be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region by 2047, now is a great time to join our team and make the move to Geelong. To realise our vision and support sustainable growth the City is recruiting for motivated and customer focussed people to fill new roles.   

As part of our development planning team, you will facilitate the implementation of road, drainage (including modelling) and ancillary works as part of the Subdivision Construction process, and ensure that developments are in accordance with Council requirements and standards.  You will also oversee the production of innovative and effective policies, plans and practices for the development of Council’s Road and Drainage related infrastructure

What we can offer you:

  • Engaging and rewarding work.

  • A culture of respect and collaboration.

  • The opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team.

  • Work in a range of settings – urban, suburban, rural and coastal.

  • Flexible working arrangements.

  • Paid parental leave for 14 weeks.

  • An employee health and wellbeing program.

  • Discounted gym memberships.

  • And an unparalleled lifestyle in one of Victoria’s most desirable regions.

The role:

This permanent, full-time position involves:

  1. Effectively managing the Development Team including working with staff to develop annual performance plans.

  2. Providing support and advice to the Coordinator Development Planning.

  3. Liaising with developers, consultants, contractors and statutory authorities and providing authoritative advice on Council Standards and requirements.

  4. Liaising with infrastructure service authorities to ensure coordinated planning of newly developed areas.

  5. Providing engineering advice on matters such as traffic, drainage (including modelling), and car parking, for the issuing of development approvals.

  6. Analysing and evaluating submitted engineering documentation including drawings and specifications relating to all private subdivisional development to confirm compliance with relevant Council standards and requirements.

  7. Overseeing construction of approved subdivisional works in accordance with Council standards including monitoring of safe construction techniques and procedures and quality control.

  8. Liaising and directing activities of Council’s subdivision inspection personnel.

Who we’re looking for …

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  1. A tertiary degree in Civil Engineering recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia.

  2. Extensive and board municipal engineering experience particularly relating to road and drainage design, investigations and civil works and new development. 

  3. Substantial experience managing a group of professional engineers and technical officers, including mentoring and coaching.

  4. Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical engineering principles in examining engineering documentation for subdivisional plans.

  5. Ability to foster a team environment and provide challenges resulting in a happy and dedicated work group.

  6. Ability to communicate clearly, tactfully and concisely with staff and members of the community.

  7. Ability to persuade, convince and negotiate in order to achieve goals and resolve conflict.

  8. Demonstrated experience working in a pressured environment with competitive demands.

  9. Ability to problem solve and think laterally to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.

  10. Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to translate technical information into plain English.

Applications and Enquiries

Apply now to submit your application. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.
Enquiries: John Bryce | 03 5272 4420 |

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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