Design Engineer

Job No: CCC413
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

A temporary opportunity is now available for a qualified and highly experienced Design Engineer to undertake investigation, design and delivery of civil infrastructure projects including pre-construction and construction services. This position will provide a computer aided design and drafting service for refurbishment and construction of civil infrastructure together with technical support to the Principal Engineer, Design & Project Management.

This is a temporary full-time opportunity available for a period of 12 months with possibility of extension.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide project design services in accordance within quality assurance requirements;
  • Manage project services such as: preparing project design briefs, assessment of proposals and associated documentation, engagement consultants, assessing consultant submissions and preparing all necessary statutory approvals/permits/form;
  • Make application for any project related grants and/or prepare progress reports as required in accordance with the grant conditions; and
  • Ensure that clients and key stakeholders are kept informed in accordance with Council’s communications strategy requirements prior to and throughout the investigation and design phase.

About you

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in civil engineering/surveying/project management with particular expertise in road and drainage design in both urban and rural environments;
  • Demonstrated sound experience (minimum of 5 years) in infrastructure design related fields, including demonstrated skills in using 12D Model computer aided design and AutoCAD drafting software;
  • Proficient project management skills on infrastructure projects in a quality assured environment; and
  • Detailed working knowledge of road and drainage technical specifications, project cost estimating and contract documentation.


$75,676 - $98,327 per annum (inclusive of market premium) plus 9.5% superannuation and 3.5% Civil Liabilities Allowance


  • Temporary Contract - 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Full-time 35 hours per week
  • 19 day month/RDO scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements and work/life balance
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Applications Close: Thursday 22 April 2021 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact:

Renae Leayr, Principal Engineer - Design and Project Management on 02 4993 4171

How to Apply:

Before applying, please read the position description below.

Position Description

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Pre-Employment Screening:

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Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.

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