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Reference Number 12622
Position Title Senior Civil Designer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Senior Civil Designers  WS1113 & WS1114

  • Energetic team environment
  • Challenging Public Works Projects
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • 9 day fortnight

Don't miss your opportunity to snap up one of two fantastic roles working in our in‑house Design Services team.

In this role you will enjoy undertaking a diverse range of design projects from Concept to Construction Phase and will have the job satisfaction of seeing your work come to life in the beautiful city of Cairns.

With solid senior level experience in Civil Design you are a team player with a strong customer focus. You are renowned for your exceptional collaboration skills, computer proficiency, meeting deadlines and close attention to detail.    

If you enjoy a real challenge and have an interest in learning about the services and programs our Department provides to the community then this is not a role to be missed.


Salary: $82,181 - $87,477 per annum

Location: Administration Building, 158A Martyn Street

Reference Number: 12622

Close Date: Sunday 2 December 2018 

Primary Objectives of the position:- 

  • Investigation, design, documentation and cost estimation of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects as a senior member of the Design and Survey Services Team. 

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.  

How to Apply: 

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:  

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.  

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted. 

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments checks:-

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National police/criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil   one of the following criteria:-

  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident of Australia
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the   position
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have experience and design skills in roads and stormwater infrastructure?
Essential: Do you have experience and competency with the use of engineering software packages 12D AutoCAD and AutoTurn?
Essential: Do you have an Associate Degree or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering or equivalent?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 02/12/2018
Position Description
Advert #12622.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.