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Employer:  Town of Port Hedland
Job Type:  Contract
Port Hedland WA 6721, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $90,678.64 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Graduate Engineer

$90,678.64 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Fixed-Term 2 Year contract. Heavily subsidised share housing*


  • Exposure to exciting and diverse projects
  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city
  • Opportunity to gain valuable industry experience

Town of Port Hedland have an exciting opportunity for a hands on Engineering Graduate looking to kick start their career! As a graduate, you will have the opportunity to join a team working on Project planning and design, road and storm water drainage design and gain skills in relevant program. This position will complete duties under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and will receive ongoing guidance and support in the application of tasks.

We are working off of a vision, but in order to make it a reality, we need a team who are eager to build an experience that will have great contributions to our projects, positive culture, and we are in need of a motivated graduate to join our team.

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing engineering support across the Engineering Services team, including; asset management, capital works, project planning, design and investigations.

  • To take proactive role in project development, implementation and execution processes
  • To assist with the facilitation of project administration including investigations, feasibility studies, grant application and acquittals, tender processes and progress reports as required
  • Research and prepare reports and recommendations on Engineering projects
  • Ongoing compliance with the Town’s Safety Management System and audit programs in line with the relevant Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice, Health and Safety Policies and Procedure

*** Whilst the position description covers the key areas of responsibilities, this list is not exhaustive. Day to day tasks and responsibilities may vary and be in addition to those listed above (reasonably and within the limits of individual skills, competence and training).

Position Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Degree qualification in Civil Engineering or relevant field
  • A basic understanding of technical design and construction drawings
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • C Class Driver’s Licence
  • Blue/White Construction Safety Card

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers:

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

*Shared accommodation will be provided by the Town at a heavily subsidised rate. Should this property not meet the requirements of the preferred candidate or should the candidate not wish to reside in share-housing, alternate arrangements can be made at the discretion and cost of the candidate.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Your application should include a comprehensive letter detailing how your experience meets the essential and desirable experience listed on the Position Description and how your experience will enable you to execute the accountabilities as listed. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Gerard Sherlock, Director Infrastructure and Town Services on 08 9158 9750.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 20 July 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - Position Description Graduate Engineer.pdf

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