Job Details - Civil Designer

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498747 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering and Project management, Engineering

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • From $67,546 up to $87,291 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 2 up 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

Integrated Transport Planning and Design

The position sits within the Integrated Transport Planning and Design department. The primary focus of this department is to plan, manage and design the region's integrated transport network consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies and strategies.

About the role:

We have opportunity to welcome people with various experience levels into the team, if you are looking to begin your career in Civil Design or already have experience as a Civil Designer, we are keen to hear from you! Come and join a large team of Civil Design professionals, where you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects across in both size, scale and technical scope ensuring the ability to diversify your skills and experience across different civil projects.

We provide a collaborative team environment, where ideas and shared learning is encouraged and supported, as well as the ability to innovate across design processes.

As a member of the Civil Design Team, you will prepare and provide assistance with the delivery of quality design and documentation for civic projects that incorporate a range of elements that form the built environment and are consistent with Council’s strategic outcomes of quality urban design and placemaking. 

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing moderately complex and integrated designs and applying technical design knowledge to the development of solutions that integrate transport, water sensitive design, streetscaping and urban design
  • Preparing accurate estimates of costs and project documentation using schedules of rates, bills of quantities and identifying issues that may impact cost
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to obtain or provide information to assist with the completion of project designs
  • Acting as a point of contact for design matters by providing sound advice and contributing to design meetings
  • Undertaking site inspections associated with design responsibilities

About you:

If you are currently studying, you will bring an enthusiastic approach and willingness to learn Civil Design from a dedicated design team.

Applicants with prior experience in Civil Design will benefit by utilising their design skills on a variety of projects and have the ability to work across the end to end design process for various infrastructure projects.

You will have a strong customer service focus and the ability to adapt and find solutions whilst maintaining strategic outcomes. Your ability to effectively time manage deadlines and conflicting priorities will ensure your effectiveness in managing tasks to agreed timeframes. Your well-developed communication skills will enable you to liaise effectively with stakeholders across the community and within council.

To be successful in this role you will also bring:

  • Proficiency commensurate with your level of experience in the preparation of engineering design plans and the integration of other elements of the built environment using computer aided design methods including AutoCAD and 12d model software or equivalent. 
  • Construction Induction Card competency that has been used or obtained within the past 2 years
  • Ability to accurately measure quantities for the preparation of cost estimates as well as interpret client needs through written documentation (design briefs)
  • Ability to read survey plans and interpret survey field data

This opportunity is open to candidates that are currently studying or have already completed a Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or other relevant field.  Consideration may be given to applicants who don’t hold a formal qualification but have demonstrated extensive civil design experience.

Position Description

Download File Role Description - Civil Designer.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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