Job Details - Principal Engineer Floodplain Management

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499117 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering, Emergency Management

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $108,752 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A,) - Level 7 of EBA5
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Strathpine

We have an exciting opportunity to take up a Principal level role in the Floodplain Management Team within our broader Drainage Waterways and Coastal Planning department.

The primary focus of the 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 our opportunity

As our Principal Engineer Floodplain Management you will, provide specialist technical engineering expertise and undertake complex investigations of floodplain management issues to meet the needs of the community within the City of Moreton Bay.

You will have the opportunity to provide specialist technical engineering advice to key stakeholders in relation to the floodplain management including the provision of flood models and the development and maintenance of Council’s flood data products, systems and tools to drive strategic and sustainable outcomes as well as to assist in the development and operation of council’s Flood Warning System.

Examples of the exciting projects you can be involved in include:

Development and delivery of Council’s flood models and flood information products through innovative and based on best practice approaches.

Maintenance of council’s innovative Regional Flood Database[EC1] (RFD), MoretonAlert[EC2] , Flood Check System and other flood related systems.

Delivery of an innovative 3D visualization project to communicate technical flood information to stakeholders and local communities in easy to understand and engaging way.

Investigate complex floodplain management problems and prepare and present technical reports and recommendations using combination of ESRI ArcGIS and Microsoft Office.


About you

We are seeking someone who has knowledge in floodplain management and experience in floodplain management infrastructure planning and design. You will have experience in supervising and completing complex technical investigations relating to floodplain management matters and have the ability to apply critical thinking, reasoning, evaluation and decision-making skills. 

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Your written capability will be well refined with practiced skills to develop and deliver technical reports and proposals in a clear and concise manner. 

Our Floodplain Management team is a technically diverse group, who are highly 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.

Position Description

Download File Role Description - Principal Engineer Floodplain Management.pdf

Why join the City of Moreton Bay 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:

  • Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • 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.
  • 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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