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 (inclusive of water sensitive treatment regimens) and ancillary works as part of the Subdivision Construction process, and ensure that developments are in accordance with Council requirements and standards.
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.
This permanent, full-time position involves:
Analysing and evaluating submitted engineering documentation including drawings and specifications relating to all private subdivisional development to confirm compliance with relevant Council standards.
Analysing and evaluating submitted drainage and WSUD computations to ensure compliance with Council requirements.
Overseeing construction of approved subdivisional works in accordance with Council standards including monitoring of safe construction techniques and procedures.
Liaising with developers, consultants, contractors and statutory authorities and providing authoritative advice on Council standards and requirements.
Liaising and directing activities of Council subdivision inspection staff, including the provision of specialized WSUD advice.
Monitoring quality control of construction works.
Ensuring compliance with planning permit conditions including payment of required monies prior to release of titles for subdivisions.
Providing an effective mentorship/coaching role that shares technical knowledge and experience with respect to WSUD to less experienced members of the team.
To be successful in this role, you must have:
A tertiary Degree in Civil or Environmental engineering recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Extensive experience in and detailed knowledge of the design, construction and maintenance of WSUD infrastructure.
Sound knowledge of best practice WSUD guidelines (e.g. Melbourne Water’s Wetland Design Manual, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’ Adoption Guidelines for Stormwater Biofiltration Systems) and demonstrated experience in their application.
Knowledge and ability to operate a range of complex engineering software, including high competency with MUSIC and RORB.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think laterally to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.
Significant experience in applying theoretical engineering principles in examining engineering documentation for subdivisional plans.
Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional engineers and people of similar disciplines in the administration of defined activities.
Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to translate technical information into plain English.
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 | JBryce@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
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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