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Job Ref:  350071
Employer:  Brisbane City Council
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Brisbane QLD, Australia (Show on map)

Professional Engineer

Req ID:  350071
Personnel Area:  Brisbane Infrastructure
Branch:   Field Services - Construction
Work type:  Fixed term contract – full time

Duration:    Up to 3 years

Are you an engineering professional with a successful track record in infrastructure (bridges and structures) project delivery? 

Do you have the expertise to overcome complex technical problems and achieve your project goals through exceptional stakeholder engagement?

Brisbane City Council’s Field Services branch provide high quality and value-for-money civil construction, maintenance and services to Brisbane ratepayers.  Construction Branch within Field Services delivers a range of high quality specialist services in the areas of infrastructure, stormwater drainage, bridge maintenance and construction, transport network technologies, trades and land remediation.

The Professional Engineer is a leadership role that manages teams to deliver assigned projects and program of works to customer expectations to contribute to the overall success of the Structure section. 

With a capital expenditure budget of up to $5m per annum, in this role you will:

  • lead and role model customer focus
  • lead performance excellence by setting clear direction and performance standards
  • manage the cost of the delivery services
  • ensure projects are delivered to quality standards, within budget and time constraints
  • coordinate quality assurance and quality control
  • manage resources to achieve timely and cost effective outcomes
  • provide regular feedback to the manager on cost, time, quality of work, risk to the public and environment and variations to the scope
  • supervise and manage day labour staff and sub-contractors
  • fulfil the role of Superintendent’s Representative or Contract Inspector as required
  • provide financial management and reporting to ensure accurate and efficient cost control and cash flow.

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • leadership capabilities pursuant to the role
  • demonstrated knowledge of, and the ability to apply relevant WHS, environmental and quality policies and procedures in the operational field environment
  • demonstrated experience in contract administration and management
  • demonstrated experience in the maintenance and construction of concrete, steel and timber bridge infrastructure
  • well-developed expertise in project management
  • exceptional communication skills to influence and negotiate with customers, management and stakeholders.

A tertiary qualification in Engineering and a current ‘C’ class driver’s licence are mandatory for this role.  Whilst the following credentials are not mandatory, they will be highly regarded:

  • experience in project/works management software
  • possession of the Certificate IV in Project Management
  • current practicing certificate as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
  • free gym and wellness centre
  • award winning superannuation fund
  • generous leave provisions
  • competitive salary. 

Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.  


How to apply:  Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application.  Please upload your current resume and cover letter (of no more than one page) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. 

Position description: CLICK HERE  

Information kit: CLICK HERE

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For more information:  Please call Libby Watkins on 317 80115

Closing Date:  Friday 22 June 2018 at 11:55pm

Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace.  Council was awarded the 2016 Employer of Year at the National Disability Awards.

Employees must apply for internal vacancies while at work signed in to Council’s system (Single Sign On) or from home using a Remote Connection Service using an RSA SecureID token to log into the system.  Field based employees will be provided a system log in and password to enable them to apply online.  Employees can call Resource and Contractor Management for additional assistance.

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