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Reference Number 13158
Position Title Engineer Development
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
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

Engineer Development  CW442

Fixed Term Position to April 2022

Salary Range: $84,243.60 - $89,672.50 pro-rata per annum

Locations: Council Chambers, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13158

Close Date: Sunday 1 March 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Provision of engineering skills and expertise in the planning, design and development assessment of water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering or relevant discipline, with demonstrated experience specific to the water, wastewater, and solid waste environment.
  • Class ‘C’ Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in local government engineering and land development.
  • Demonstrated experience in the, design of water, wastewater and/or solid waste infrastructure or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in the project management of engineering design projects.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal 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 Temporary 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 hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering or relevant discipline, with demonstrated experience specific to the water, wastewater, and solid waste environment.?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in local government engineering and land development?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 01/03/2020
Position Description
Advert #13158.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.