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Reference Number 12986
Position Title Graduate - Civil Engineer
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 2.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Graduate Civil Engineer - 2 Year Fixed-Term Contract
(2x Positions Available - 1x position to commence early January 2020)

Reference Number: 12986
Salary Range: $58,536.24 - $81,529.17 pro-rata per annum
Location: 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns
Closing: Monday 14th October 2019

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 9 Day Fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

Primary objectives of the position:

  • To provide technical, administrative and professional assistance in the planning and management of operational activities.
  • To follow council’s Graduate Development Program towards becoming eligible for Chartered Membership of Engineers Australia.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Qualifications in Engineering.
  • Current class C drivers licence.
  • An understanding of civil engineering construction and maintenance.
  • Sound level of oral and written communication skills, including research and report writing.
  • Proficient with information systems such as Word, Excel, Access and Project.
  • Knowledge of current legislation, standards and processes relation to civil engineering works.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and build strong working relationships.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

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 pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a medical assessment and 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:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Engineering?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 14/10/2019
Position Description
VRN12986 - Graduate Civil Engineer - External Information Kit.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.