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497049 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Full Time Engineering and Project management
Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A)- from Level 3 to 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement Strathpine From $69,509 up to $82,484 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave


Please note:

  • The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidates level of experience, skills and qualifications


Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. We encourage you to apply to join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  

The primary focus of our 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.

The role

Your responsibilities will include providing technical advice and undertake supporting investigations for a broad range of coastal and foreshore management issues including coastal management, beach erosion, beach nourishment, foreshore, dune management and restoration and related coastal and foreshore issues. 

You will Carry out field investigations, site inspections and data gathering to support technical design projects and responses to customer requests. You will be constructively dealing with any customer service/complaints referred for action.


To be successful in this role you will ideally have a degree in Coastal Engineering or Civil Engineering (or other relevant field). A Diploma level certificate in Coastal Engineering would be highly advantageous, or a willingness to complete.

  • ability to build and maintain working relationships with colleagues, customers and other internal and external stakeholders 
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and compliance in this area and industry 
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • highly developed investigative, analytical and research skills
  • excellent time management skills to achieve proficiency and effectiveness in managing conflicting priorities and meeting deadlines

We are an open and collaborative team and we are seeking someone to bring their knowledge to this role and also be open to continued learning and development.


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year.

Council’s office locations have local parking on-site and are in close proximity to public transport networks.

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

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 Click here for the Role Description

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact our Onboarding Officer Ellen Muldoon on 3480 6299 

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