Registered Surveyor

$86,305 - $136,292 yearly
  • Forbes Shire Council
  • 2 Court Street, Forbes NSW 2871, Australia
  • Dec 18, 2020
Contractor/Temp Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Other Trades and Services

Job Description

Closing Date: 31/01/2021
Salary: $86,305.00 - $136,292.00
Job Type: Contract
Location: Forbes, NSW
Job Category: Construction, Architecture & Interior Design,Consulting and Strategy,Design and Architecture,Engineering,Government, Defence & Emergency,Other,Trades & Services

Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town.

In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight or a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are also located half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.

Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administraion, Strategy, environment, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangement, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.

With a $22 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently deliversing major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.

Our future plans are related to the IP&R framework in Local Government and our emphasis is in the areas of preservation, growth and development in Infrasturure and asset management, governance and leadership, community development and environment and heritage. We have ambitious goals set out in our Communtiy Strategic Plan – paving the way for an ever changing and growing Forbes Shire, and Central West hub into the future. Forbes Council values vibrancy and energy, community partnerships, high quality delivery and the safest operations for our staff and the community. Come and be a part of our team!


Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the HR team and members of the interview panel.

Selection Process

It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the Panel review committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.

Forbes Shire Council's selection process stages are outlined below:

  • Short-listing. The selection panel (usually 3 members) will assess all applications against the selection criteria contained in the position description. The panel will then decide which applicants best meet the criteria and will call for interview.
  • Interviewing. You will be given at least 2 days notice if you are required for an interview. The interview panel will consist of either 3 or 4 members, one of which will be the HR Facilitator, who will work with the panel to recommend the most suitable person for the position.
  • Reference checks and other checks. Referee checks will be carried out on the recommended applicant/s. Positions that have been identified as child-related, will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check through the Office of Children's Guardian NSW
  • Pre-employment Functional Assessment. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment functional assessment at Council’s expense. This will include a Functional Assessment, urine Drug and Alcohol Testing and a hearing screen
  • Notification of result. The successful applicant will be verbally notified as soon as possible after the interview and will receive a written letter of offer via email and in the post. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once the offer of employment has been accepted and Council has been formally notified of the acceptance.

Job Description

To view a copy of the position description, please click HERE.

To view a copy of the position information, please click HERE.

If using an external platform, please visit Council's website to view these documents

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Subsidized rental arrangements
  • Exciting high level project work including a residential sub-division

Desired Skills and Experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying or Civil Engineering
  • Professional Land Surveying licence
  • Registration with the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BOSSI)
  • Class C (Standard) Drivers Licence


  • Demonstrated 5+ years as a Registered Surveyor
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of surveying techniques and mapping concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high level report writing
  • Demonstrated high level attention to detail and ability to learn new content rapidly and adapt to an ever changing project environment;
  • Strong focus on practical approaches to safety, and safety management systems and quality control;
  • Demonstrated capability and competence in Drone Survey for work for topographical Survey in accordance with CASA regulations;
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience and provide high quality stakeholder engagement and management in relation to major projects;
  • Demonstrated high level organisation and time management skills including the ability to prioritise multiple work tasks;
  • Demonstrated high level resilience, agility and tough mindedness to persist in challenging environments;
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions using judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated high level experience with computer drafting programs
  • Demonstrated high level proficiency with AutoCAD, Civil 3D and other surveying software and equipment


  • Holder of a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) or working towards completion of flying hours and demonstrated compliance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (ReOC);

Job Closing Date

Jan 31, 2021