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Reference Number 13232
Position Title Senior Design Engineer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 8.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 8.5 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Senior Design Engineer  WS788

Salary Range: $101,074.09 - $113,699.20 per annum

Locations: Martyn Street Depot, 158a Martyn Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13232

Close Date: Monday 20 July 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • This is an exciting leadership role in Council’s design office, supervising a civil design team delivering and certifying a range of infrastructure design packages for internal client departments.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Civil
  • Be highly proficient with computer aided design packages including 12D and autocad/autoturn
  • A demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary design projects in a team environment to achieve customer focussed goals
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, 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 functional medical assessment, 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:-

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


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick 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 a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have experience and design skills in roads and stormwater infrastructure?
Essential: Do you have RPEQ certification?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills?
Contact Person Ray Plasto
Contact Number (07) 4044 3480
Contact Email
Closing Date 20/07/2020
Position Description
Advert #13232.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.