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Reference Number 13263
Position Title Senior Transport Engineer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Senior Transport Engineer  WS3086

Salary Range: $94,234.67 - $99,769.14 per annum

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

Reference Number: 13263

Close Date: Monday 10 August 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Lead and coordinate the development of Strategic Plans, Operational Plans, Policies, Models, and Guidelines relating to the planning, design, implementation, and asset management of the transport program. Be the lead authority in Council on matters in relation to transport and traffic planning, and road network asset management. As well as engage in effective interaction and networking for the provision of advice at various levels within Council and external to Council.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence (Class C)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Civil) and eligibility for corporate membership of Engineers Australia
  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ), or attainment of RPEQ within 6 months of appointment
  • Extensive experience in a senior transport engineering role within a large organisation
  • Extensive experience in the development, review, implementation and application of strategic / master (infrastructure) plans and asset management plans for transport as they relate to local government

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 or equivalent technical qualification recognized by Professionals Australia?
Essential: Do you have extensive experience in a senior engineering role and financial management, within a large organisation?
Essential: Do you have experience in Project Management?
Essential: Do you have RPEQ certification?
Essential: Do you have experience in development works, in an engineering capacity?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 10/08/2020
Position Description
Advert #13263.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
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.