Senior Stormwater Planning Engineer

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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 be responsible for ensuring that planning of stormwater and flood management infrastructure within urban growth and development areas is carried out in accordance with industry best practice, council policies and procedures, and Government legislation and guidelines, including the Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) approach.  You will also be responsible for researching and preparing innovative and effective policies, strategies, plans and procedures for effective management of stormwater and 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. Preparing Precinct Surface Water Management Plans (functional designs), including hydrological and hydraulic modelling (1D/2D) of existing and post-development conditions for drainage, flood impact and water quality, and inform Precinct Structure Plans, Development Plan Overlay schedules, Development / Infrastructure Contribution Plans and Special Charge Schemes.

  2. Reviewing and commenting on Precinct Surface Water Management Plans submitted by consultants.

  3. Reviewing and commenting on Sub-Precinct Surface Water Management Plans (preliminary designs) submitted by consultants, including hydrological and hydraulic modelling (1D/2D) of existing and post-development conditions.

  4. Preparing Sub-Precinct Surface Water Management Plans (preliminary designs) down to site scale, including hydrological and hydraulic modelling (1D/2D) of existing and post-development conditions.

  5. Undertaking flood mapping to inform assessments, reports and referral responses on structure plans, re-zonings, subdivisions and development applications specific to stormwater management best practice and areas prone to flooding.

  6. Project manage flood studies undertaken by specialist consultants.

  7. Liaising with developers, consultants, DELWP, Melbourne Water and CCMA to ensure best practice principles are incorporated into planning for main drainage and flood management infrastructure.

Who we’re looking for …

To be successful in this role, you must have:

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

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

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

  4. Extensive experience in developing, implementing and reviewing flood study, floodplain risk management study and risk management plan for mainstream flooding and overland flow path within budget, time and quality standards.

  5. Significant demonstrated experience in investigation, analysis and selection of flood mitigation and drainage treatment options, assessment and analysis.

  6. Substantial demonstrated experience working with professional/technical staff, consultants and contractors, managers, staff and stakeholders to resolve high priority, and often sensitive and complex matters.

  7. Ability to manage a team and support staff performance. 

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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