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Reference Number 13525
Position Title Senior Civil Designer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
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

Senior Civil Designer  WS1114 

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

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

Reference Number: 13525 

Close Date: Monday 19 April 2021

The position: 

  • Dynamic role as a part of the Infrastructure Design and Survey team
  • Live and work in the beautiful tropical regional city of Cairns

A dynamic and varied role as a member of the Design and Survey Services team at Cairns Regional Council. You will be a proficient and skilled designer within the multidisciplinary team of civil designers, civil engineers, landscape architects and surveyors.

Reporting to the Senior Design Engineer - Design and Survey Services you will contribute to the day-to-day delivery of project designs for the team.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills. Your skills will be proficient in the operation of MS Word and Excel.

To be successful in this role you must have: 

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • A Queensland "C" Class driver's licence.
  • Demonstrated high level design skills in roads and stormwater infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated high level competency with engineering software packages 12D, AutoCAD and AutoTurn.
  • Working knowledge of estimating processes, specifications and software applied to civil construction infrastructure.
  • High level working knowledge of industry codes and guideline documents (e.g. Queensland Urban Drainage Manual, Australian Rainfall and Runoff, Queensland Streets, Austroads, Main Roads technical publications and Australian Standards).
  • Working knowledge of PC application software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets) in a network environment.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively share information with all levels of staff and a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to show initiative and work to deadlines in a multi‑project environment with limited supervision.

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 an Associate Degree or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering or equivalent?
Essential: Do you have experience and design skills in roads and stormwater infrastructure?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated high level experience with engineering software packages 12D, AutoCAD and AutoTurn?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 19/04/2021
Position Description
Advert #13525.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.