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Job Ref:  CoW014
Employer:  City of Whyalla
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Whyalla SA 5600, Australia (Show on map)

Project Engineer

Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is one of the largest regional cities within South Australia and offers a relaxed lifestyle where the outback meets the sea. Whyalla is home to approximately 23,000 people and has a well-established industry and retail base. The area offers compelling benefits based on locational, lifestyle, Mediterranean climate, picturesque costal shores and vivid scenery providing residents with small city charm. It is an attractive destination with good amenities, events and activities and a strong community spirit for families to call home.

Whyalla represents huge growth potential courtesy of the unique contrast of nature-based and industrial attractions, set against coastal and outback environments. The city is undergoing a major resurgence following the purchase of the Arrium Steelworks by GFG Alliance who are committed to investing in Whyalla.

Whyalla City Council manages and maintains Childcare services, Library, Airport, Resource Recovery Centre, Cemetery, Crematorium, Infrastructure and recreational facilities including the Visitor Information Centre.

Whyalla City Council is open for business! We welcome the opportunity to work with people who can play a role developing South Australia’s Next Regional Smart City.

About the Role:

Reporting to Manager Engineering Services, the Project Engineer is a member of the Project Delivery team within the Engineering Services Department to assist in the delivery of the Whyalla City Council’s Capital Works Program through project and contract management.

The successful applicant will be responsible for program management, project planning and management from design to construction and contract management and supervision.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced project/contract manager who has highly developed written and oral communication, problem solving skills, and proven experience in managing and supervising programs and contract management and supervision.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of best practice principles for program, project and contract supervision and management.
  • Experience and ability to meet critical timeframes, budget and quality requirements.
  • Highly developed communication skills including report and document preparation skills.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and expediently.
  • Well-developed consultation, public relations, customer service, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety requirements.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Eligibility for Professional Membership of Engineers Australia.
  • 5 years post-graduate experience in infrastructure delivery with substantial exposure to project and contract management.
  • Sound knowledge of local government works and services.
  • Substantial local government experience in a similar role, with demonstrated knowledge of leadership, planning, purchasing procedures and employee development skills.
  • Construction White Card or similar training attained.

If you are attracted to a challenging, rewarding and progressive role within a fantastic organisation and hold the appropriate experience, we encourage you to apply. 

The salary for the role is in accordance with the South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award (SAMSOA) and Council’s Enterprise Agreement at Level 7 which ranges from $97,942 to $104,043 per annum.

If you are attracted to a challenging, rewarding and progressive role within a fantastic organisation and hold the appropriate experience, we encourage you to apply by responding to the ESSENTIAL SKILLS and EXPERIENCE contained within the attached Position Description. 

Enquiries can be directed to Bart Servaas, Manager Engineering Services on (08) 8640 3444.

Applications close 9.00am Monday 13 August 2018.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a smoke, drug and alcohol free work environment.

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