Senior Development Engineer (Flood & Stormwater)

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Disciplines: Building Services Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Remuneration: $Band 7 ($90,632 - $100,666 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 infrastructure planning team, you will facilitate the identification and implementation of flood mitigation, stormwater and ancillary works as part of the Subdivision, Development and Building processes, and ensure that developments are in accordance with Council requirements and standards.

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

  2. Analysing and evaluating submitted flood and stormwater computations to ensure compliance with Council requirements.

  3. Assisting with the monitoring of implemented permit conditions including construction outcomes of approved subdivisional works in accordance with Council standards.

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

  5. Ensuring compliance with planning permit conditions including payment of required monies prior to release of titles for subdivisions.

  6. Providing technical advice on matters such as flood investigations and strategies, stormwater and integrated water management, water sensitive urban design (WSUD), for the issuing of development approvals.

  7. Assessing and making recommendations on build over easements, legal point of discharge, and land management issues related to flood and stormwater applications.

  8. Providing an effective mentorship/coaching role that shares technical knowledge and experience with respect to flood and stormwater to less experienced members of the team.

Who we’re looking for …

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  1. A tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or in equivalent disciplines.

  2. Experience in the assessment of development applications on flood prone land.

  3. Extensive experience in and detailed knowledge of the design, construction and maintenance of flood and stormwater infrastructure.

  4. Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and related software, particularly in the use of ArcGIS, XPRAFTS, RORB, DRAINS, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, XPSTORM 2D and MUSIC.

  5. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think laterally to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.

  6. Significant experience in applying theoretical engineering principles in examining engineering documentation for subdivisional plans.

  7. Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional engineers and people of similar disciplines in the administration of defined activities.

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

  9. Ability to support and mentor junior engineering staff.

Applications and Enquiries

Apply now to submit your application. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Enquiries: Justin Hinch | 03 5272 6164 |

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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