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Employer:  Hilltops Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Young NSW 2594, Australia (Show on map)
Position Description:  Development & Design Engineer.pdf

Development & Design Engineer

The purpose of this position is ensuring that the design and construction of civil engineering works by consultants, developers, project engineers and contractors in relation to development is in accordance with Hilltops Council’s standards and community expectations while protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment.



  • Recognised tertiary qualification in civil engineering or related field and eligibility for membership with Engineers Australia.
  • Demonstrated 7 or more years solid contemporary experience in an engineering role and combined with ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of engineering construction and maintenance techniques including, but not limited to, earthworks, road and bridge construction and storm water drainage.
  • Demonstrated experience in development assessment, construction supervision and the subdivision process with sound knowledge of engineering design for urban and rural environments.
  • Extensive knowledge directly related to civil engineering design including experience and a general knowledge of all aspects associated with development and environmental planning.
  • A good understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, the Roads Act, Water Management Act and the Local Government Act is required together with an awareness of other related environmental and planning legislations and regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing technical expertise, coaching and advice to staff to allow them to effectively undertake their responsibilities and duties. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, credible relationships and influence, persuade or negotiate outcomes that add value to the organisation.
  • Proven ability to assess and interpret information to formulate recommendations and provide specialist advice to enable the organisation to achieve quality outcomes.
  • High level computer skills including experience with Windows based packages and computer aided drafting design packages such as AutoCAD, CivilCAD, Drains and 12D.
  • Class C Drivers Licence.


  • Previous experience in Local Government.
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations, NHVR processes and works in road reserves.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  • RMS Prepare Work Zone Traffic Management Plan.


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