Civil Engineer - Investigation & Design

Job No: PiiiCIW0270
Location: St Peters Depot

About Inner West Council

Formed from the amalgamation of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils, Inner West Council is now among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 185,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its ‘Values First’ with flexibility, integrity, respect and the spirit of team as a set of values and associated behaviours for all levels in the organisation.  We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles

We offer career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. Many roles offer roster days off giving even greater quality of life and balance. (please check details within the advert)

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $13.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

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About Role

You will be accountable for infrastructure investigations; survey; concept development; stakeholder engagement; environmental impact review; design, specification and project cost estimating to deliver sustainable outcomes for road, transport and stormwater related infrastructure. Your outcomes will address the social, environmental, economic and governance objectives of Council’s Community Strategic Plan. You will devise and manage your design delivery program to ensure design plans are available to progress project delivery within planned budgets and timelines. Drawing on your highly developed communication skills, you will have a particularl focus on project managing a variety of Consultants to deliver Civil Designs on behalf of Council for projects listed on Council’s Capital Program.

Your work and activities and contributions to the team will meet targets and commitments established in individual or team work plans and Council’s Operational and Strategic Plans. You will participate in, contribute to, and/or lead, Project Control Groups to provide design solutions which meet project objectives and ensure successful project outcomes. You will facilitate collaboration across Council in solving problems and developing solutions.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.


Up to $102,149p.a. + super for the right candidate based on skills and experience

In addition, this position also attracts civil liabilities allowance subject to eligibility as per the Award. 


  • Flexible work arrangements and RDO scheme
  • Strong learning and development focus and culture
  • Health and wellbeing programs including a subsidized gym membership to a network of Sydney gyms 
  • Social sports groups

Key Duties 

  • Contribute to the achievement of "best value" investment in sustainable infrastructure
  • Assist with research and implementation of new technologies and techniques to improve sustainability outcomes for municipal works and services.
  • Contribute to the successful development, acceptance and implementation of projects and programs through effective liaison, communication and engagement and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation.

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in civil engineering or other appropriate discipline recognised by relevant Australian professional institute.
  • Experience in the creation of ‘best practice’ infrastructure design solutions to contemporary industry standards, codes, technical directions and legislation, with the capacity for innovative thinking.
  • Project management skills successfully utilised in delivering infrastructure design services.


Joe Di Cesare, Council's Coordinator Design Services on 9335 2268.

Closing Date

Sunday 12 August 2018, at 11:30pm

How To Apply

***Previous applicants need not reapply***

Please ensure you read the Position Description at the link above. To apply, follow and answer the questions as required below and click on the "Next" button. On the following page you will be asked to attach your resume/CV. Depending on the criteria of the position, you may also be asked to attach your qualification(s), licences/tickets if it is required.  Therefore please make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply.

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