Job Details - Floodplain Management Engineer

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498202 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering and Project management, Engineering, Environment
Permanent Full Time Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 3 to Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement Strathpine From $73,560 up to $87,291 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave
  • The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidates level of experience, skills and qualifications.

The primary focus of our Drainage Waterways and Coastal Planning department is to plan, manage and design the region's coastal, stormwater and floodplain management infrastructure, including built and natural form assets, consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies and strategies.

About the Opportunity:

As our Floodplain Management Engineer, you will investigating complex flood, stormwater and drainage related problems to identify cost-effective retrofit solutions and prepare detailed options analysis to support floodplain management recommendations. You will support the ongoing development of Council’s Flood Warning System including planning and co-ordination of installation and maintenance of flood warning infrastructure and systems. You will be supported by a team of experienced flood engineers with an interest in development of talent.

You will undertake flood modelling (WBNM & TUFLOW and associated tools; on-job training provided), for waterways within the region to support infrastructure investigations and projects, including the management of specialist consultants. You will complete preliminary design and preparation of cost estimates (concept level) for floodplain management infrastructure projects.

You will engage proactively with key stakeholders in investigating, providing advice and responding to customer/client enquiries relating to the floodplain management and flood warning services provided to the community.

You will have the opportunity as a part of this role to participate in the Flood Information Centre during flood emergency events. 

About you:

We are seeking applications from persons with a range of previous experience, from those who have worked in floodplain management infrastructure planning and design, to those with no prior experience and a strong interest in building a career in this field.

At minimum, you will hold a Degree in Civil or Environmental engineering or equivalent and have a strong enthusiasm for surface water management.

We will value those who have well practiced skills in completing technical investigations relating to floodplain management matters and the ability to apply critical thinking, reasoning, evaluation and decision making skills. You will have refined skills in the preparation and presentation of technical reports and recommendations. You will be a great communicator and have the ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

Our Floodplain Management team is dynamic, collaborative and passionate about achieving high quality results for our community. We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability - we are seeking people who resonate with these values.

If your Degree in Civil or Environmental engineering or equivalent will be completed by end December 2022, you are still able to apply for this position.

Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!
  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

Download File Role Description - Floodplain Management Engineer.pdf

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact our Recruitment Team 

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