Senior Assessment Engineer

$102,011 - $107,984 yearly
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Jan 08, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Power, Water, Sewerage, and Sanitation

Job Description

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Employment status

Full Time


Water and Waste


Nerang Office

Award - Classification

City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 7 Step 1 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1 10 Day Fortnight


$102,011.14 to $107,983.57

Salary Details

Hours per week


Days per fortnight

10 (Ten)

Position summary

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

The Senior Assessment Engineer position in Water and Waste is a key part of the Development Services Team which manages the assessment of development applications.

The Senior Assessment Engineer is primarily responsible for reviewing and authorising internal referral memos in accordance with the Planning Act 2016 and deciding Connection Applications in accordance with the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009. Water and Waste is an internal referral involved in the assessment of development applications and provides advice on water supply, sewerage and solid waste management. The team also supervises the construction of developer contributed water supply and sewerage assets including trunk infrastructure.

The following list of responsibilities apply to this position.

  • Coach Assessment Engineers through assessment of complex ROL, MCU and OPW applications such as applications involving; significant trunk infrastructure works, infrastructure agreements and ministerial designations
  • Assist with resolving construction issues and work with Assessment Engineers and Construction Supervisors to ensure all site inspections are undertaken
  • Review plan sealing applications and authorise on behalf of DS
  • Mentor Assessment Engineers to ensure they complete their work to a high standard and that timeframes (both legislated and internal) are met
  • Train and upskill Assessment Engineers to provide an exceptional customer experience.

About You

If you possess the following qualifications or equivalent knowledge, you are encouraged to apply for this interesting and challenging position:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent knowledge
  • Developed knowledge of the Planning Act 2016 and other relevant legislation
  • Competency in written and verbal communication
  • Valid Australian Driver Licence
    White Card.

Working in development assessment is challenging and requires compliance with strict legislative timeframes and assessment rules. To be effective in this position, you will need to be a strong delegator and be able to manage changing priorities. You will also be proficient at influencing others and making complex engineering decisions in a timely manner.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • Working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with flexible working arrangements;
  • A friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • Competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;
  • To see what other benefits the City can offer check them out here:

The Selection Process

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

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Screening questions

Essential: Do you hold a General Construction Induction Card (White Card)
Essential: Do you hold Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Civil or Mechanical) or have the equivalent knowledge? Please explain
Desirable: Outline your experience managing a team in a development assessment environment.
Desirable: Explain your experience with the Planning Act 2016 and other relevant legislation as it relates to development assessment.
Essential: Using an example, describe your involvement in a water or sewer construction project.

Contact person

Roman Thomas

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Job Closing Date

Jan 21, 2021