Stormwater Planning Engineer

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Disciplines: Building Services Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Remuneration: $ Band 6 ($81,630 - $88,153 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 assist in preparing, guiding, reviewing and reporting on Flood Impact Assessments (FIA) and Stormwater Management Strategies (SMS) which provide a clear strategy for managing flooding and drainage for catchment scale areas taking into account a broader Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) approach.

You will support urban growth and development having regard to stormwater management, stormwater quality best practice and community safety along with developing and implementing the production of innovative and effective policies, strategies, plans and practices 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. Assisting with flood and stormwater studies and investigations, including quality management, reports and presentations to key stakeholders.

  2. Assisting with the preparation of 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.

  3. Project managing flood studies undertaken by specialist consultants, including the review of flood impact assessments prepared by consultants.

  4. Assisting with the assessment, report and response on subdivisions and development specific to stormwater management best practice and areas prone to flooding.

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

  6. Identifying and assessing flood mitigations options consistent with best practice considering cost benefits and community interests.

  7. 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.

Who we’re looking for …

To be successful in this role, you must have:

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

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

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

  4. Understanding of flood studies and floodplain risk management for mainstream flooding and overland flow path within budget, time and quality standards.

  5. Ability to investigate, analyse and select flood mitigation and drainage treatment options.

  6. Ability to work with professional/technical staff, consultants and contractors, managers, staff and stakeholders to resolve high priority, and often sensitive and complex matters.

  7. Ability to communicate and present material and information to a broad range of stakeholders, including community groups, elected representatives and senior management.

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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