Job Details - Stormwater Infrastructure Engineer

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498725 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering and Project management, Engineering

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • From $73,560 up to $87,791 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A,) - Level 3 to Level 5 of the MBRC EBA4 Certified Agreement
    The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidates level of experience, skills and qualifications. 
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Strathpine

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 Stormwater Infrastructure Engineer you will, undertake technical investigations and engineering design for a range of stormwater infrastructure, drainage, flood and water quality related matters to meet the needs of the community within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

In this role you will have real ownership of projects and have the opportunity to see them progress start to finish, helping to design, deliver and manage sustainable infrastructure solutions for our community. This is a great opportunity to join our team and begin or progress your career with Moreton Bay Council. 

In addition, you will:

  • undertake planning of stormwater infrastructure, including urban and rural, open and reticulated drainage systems, Water Sensitive Urban Design, riparian and waterway restoration, stormwater network design and problem solving to resolve service conflicts
  • investigate stormwater problems, assist with specialist investigations including floodplain and stormwater modelling, and contribute to the preparation of detailed options analysis and provide recommendations to management
  • provide input and review of projects for coordination with other Council technical specialists and stakeholders.
  • prioritise and monitor workload ensuring all requests are managed professionally, timeframes are met, and follow-up actions are executed
  • contribute to a positive team environment in order to achieve a high performance, continuous improvement and customer focused culture.

About you:

We have opportunity to welcome people with various experience levels into the team, if you are looking to begin your career in Stormwater Engineering we are keen to hear from you! 

We are seeking someone with knowledge and experience in stormwater infrastructure management, experience undertaking technical investigations relating to stormwater and the ability to apply critical thinking, reasoning, evaluation and decision making skills. 

You will have experience in preparing preliminary engineering designs and cost estimates for stormwater infrastructure projects. You will have excellent communications skills and be confident work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 

You will hold a degree in Civil or Environmental engineering or equivalent and have a passion to work within a highly dynamic and talented team as a contributor and collaborator.

Role Description:

Download File Role Description - Stormwater Infrastructure Engineer.pdf

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 479,000 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:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • 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 And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • 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!

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.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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