Strategic Infrastructure Project Officer

Job No: CCC421
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

An opportunity is now available for a qualified and skilled Strategic Infrastructure Project Officer to provide support to priority strategic infrastructure asset management and planning activities within the Infrastructure Unit and manage the administration functions of Council associated with infrastructure including roads, bridges, drainage, flood mitigation, and traffic and transport, as a Local Government Authority.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative and technical support to the development of priority annual Operational Plans and 4-yearly capital works programs for adoption by Council, including: compilation of the Master Capital Works Program from approved priority works projects and budget allocations; maintenance of the Master Capital Works Program in relation to in-year amendments and future project nominations and investigation; and problem solving in relation to Master Capital Works Program administration.
  • Provide support to priority strategic infrastructure asset management and planning activities including: Financial Management; Grant Administration; Project Management, Investigation and Administration; Contract Management; and Consultant Supervision; and
  • Provide for the road administration functions of Council as a Roads Authority in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 and the Roads (General) Regulation 2000, and the drainage and flood mitigation administration of Council as a Local Government Authority in accordance with Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or Project Management, Surveying or Real Property Management, or Management and Business Administration, or extensive practical experience in the development, project management or delivery of annual infrastructure works programs;
  • Demonstrated sound experience in infrastructure (road, bridge, drainage or building) investigation, design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation principles and practices;
  • Demonstrated sound experience in the administration of roads (as a road authority), including the application of relevant statutory regulations and legislation in the investigation of road status, property access, road widening, road closure and acquisition matters;
  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external and
  • Current Class C driver’s licence.


$70,408 - $81,525 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation 


  • 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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