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Senior Planning Engineer

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Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Field Engineering, Project Management

Remuneration: $Attractive package - $90k up + super, negotiable! per annum

Location: Gympie

Type: Full Time Permanent

Posted: 24/10/2018

About the Organisation

Gympie Regional Council (GRC) is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. The regional centre of Gympie is central to the Gympie region, two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Gympie Regional Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.

Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity. You could be part of a forward-thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland. 

About the Opportunity

GRC now has an excellent opportunity for a proactive and driven Senior Planning Engineer to join the Water Business Unit (WBU) team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Manager - Strategic Planning (Water Business Unit) you will primarily be responsible for providing specialist strategic infrastructure planning and water and sewerage network modelling services to the WBU

Your role will focus on the long-term effective planning, delivery, operation and maintenance of Council’s water, sewerage and recycled water infrastructure, including considerable liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

Your day to day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Undertaking and providing detailed infrastructure planning and emergent advice in a commercially, environmentally and sustainable manner;
  • Reviewing water and sewerage components of Local Government Infrastructure Plans in partnership with the Planning and Development Directorate;
  • Developing, calibrating and maintaining hydraulic network models of water and sewerage systems in order to satisfy Performance Service Level Obligations;
  • Developing and undertaking field monitoring programs and calibrating network models to provide reliable intelligence on system performance; and
  • Undertaking feasibility studies and project scoping to support the development of annual capital works programs.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary package, negotiable with your skills and experience, commencing from $90,000 plus 13% super!

Furthermore, GRC will offer the successful candidate Relocation Assistance, with Accommodation Assistance to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You will enjoy a fortnightly RDO, working a 9 day fortnight with the availability of flexible work arrangements that also suit business needs.

GRC offers all valued staff considerable opportunities for professional development and education assistance, in addition to extending quality of life benefits such as health, fitness & wellbeing programs and employee assistance to their families.

This is your opportunity to take on a leadership role in a diverse and challenging role with a supportive, grassroots level of government where you will see the direct impact of your success on the community and its people - what are you waiting for? Apply Now!

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