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Reference Number 13609
Position Title Project & Development Engineer
Employment Type Permanent 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

Project & Development Engineer  WS3193

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

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

Reference Number: 13609

Close Date: Monday 28 June 2021

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • Project Management of Council’s minor Transport and Drainage projects.
  • Be an authority in Council on matters in relation to development works in the area of transport, drainage/stormwater and flooding.
  • 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:- 

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Civil) or equivalent technical qualification recognised by Professionals Australia.
  • Class ‘C’ Australian Driver’s License.
  • Experience in development works, in an engineering capacity.
  • Demonstrated skills and working knowledge of Project Management principles and Council’s FNQROC Development Manual.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal, State and Local Government legislation, regulations, standards, policies procedures and guidelines relevant to infrastructure planning and development.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of civil engineering, with a focus on transport and drainage.

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 hold a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Civil) or equivalent technical qualification recognised by Professionals Australia?
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 28/06/2021
Position Description
Advert #13609.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.