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Reference Number 13611
Position Title Engineer Development
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA061- QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA063- QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Engineer DevelopmentCW442 (Fixed-Term Full-Time until 30 August 2023)

Salary Range: $85,928.47 - $91,465.95 pro-rata per annum

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13611

Close Date: Sunday, 11 July 2021

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking an Engineer Development to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

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.
  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in the, design of water, wastewater and/or solid waste infrastructure or similar. 
  • Well-developed written communication skills with demonstrated ability to write technical reports, correspondence and memorandums.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards. 

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 assessment, which will include a functional capacity and 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 offer the following benefits:

  • 9-day fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 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 an engineering degree with significant demonstrated current experience in water, wastewater and waste or other utility environment?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
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?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 11/07/2021
Position Description
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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.