Multiple Engineering Positions - Water Business Unit

Job No: GRC398
Location: Gympie, Queensland

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.

The CBD of Gympie is the central hub to the Gympie region, which is two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.

Gympie Regional Council's Water Business Unit

Gympie Regional Council provides water and sewerage services to over 30,000 residents, and has recently embarked on a major reform program to implement and develop a contemporary customer focussed water business unit. As such, unique and exciting opportunities exist for the experienced water business professional with a proven track record in the industry to lead the process and guide the goals and functions of this Council driven enterprise from its inception to new heights.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a modern water and sewerage business which is customer focused and underpinned by strong and sustainable business principles.

  

 

Council has the following Senior Engineering positions available:

 

Senior Asset Management Engineer - Full Time Permanent

Remuneration:  Salary range between $90,297 and $95,861 per annum plus 13% superannuation.

Closing Date:  Sunday 9 September 2018 at 5.00pm AEST.  No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

 

Role Overview

The purpose of this role will be to operate as a senior asset management specialist leading strategic and tactical asset managment plans, asset data collection and condition assessment programs, capital works programming, renewal planning, feasibility studies and development of project proposals and business cases to support the Water Business Unit in the provision of water and sewerage services to the community.

What we are looking for

As Senior Asset Management Engineer for the Water Business Unit, you will be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Developing and maintaining strategic and tactical asset management plans.
  • Undertaking projects and programs criticality assessment and prioritisation to develop long term capital works programs.
  • Undertake details infrastructure planning and feasibility studies and prepare associated project proposals and business cases.
  • Develop and mainage a reliable water and sewerage infrastruture asset register and associated asset management software (AMIS)
  • Engaging with both internal and external asset management stakeholders to obtain as constructed information to fulfil asset recognition requirements
  • Lead business processes around asset data capture, hierarchy, conditions and performance

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an Engineering field, and/or significant and relevant experience in asset management and infrastructure planing.
  • Experience in the development and review of strategic and tactical asset management plans.
  • High level communication and engagement skills to facilitate asset data capture and the development and maintenance of professional stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing asset integrity reports and expert asset management advice.
  • Demonstrated experience in feasibility studies, project proposals and business case development with regards to infrastructure planning.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of project and program management methodologies and practices.

Highly desirable for this role will be:

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of CAD and GIS software.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of AMIS software such as Assetic and Maximo.

 

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

 

 

Senior Planning Engineer

Remuneration:  Salary range between $90,297 and $95,861 per annum plus 13% superannuation.

 

Closing Date:  Sunday 9 September 2018 at 5.00pm AEST.  No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

 

Role Overview

The purpose of this role will be to provide specialist strategic infrastructure planning and water and sewerage network modelling services to the Water Business Unit.  The position will require a considerate degree of liaison with Council personnel, Local Governments, State Governments, customers and many other water and sewerage service stakeholders.

What we are looking for

As Senior Planning Engineer for the Water Business Unit, you will be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Completing planning strategies, master and detailed instrastructure planning, emergent planning, investigations and providing strategic plannning advie on water and sewerage network infrastructure.
  • Work with Council's Planning and Development Directorate for the contribution and review of water and sewerage components to the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).
  • Develop, calibrate and maintain hydraulic network water and sewerage models.
  • Develop and undertake field monitoring programs that provide reliable intelligence on network system performance.
  • Provide input into development applications as they relate to water and sewerage infrastructure.
  • Ensure all infrastrure programs and projects comply with legislation.
  • support the development of asset management plans.

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an Engineering or related field.
  • Experience in developing and implementing water and sewerage infrastructure strategies and planning
  • Experience in water and sewerage network modelling, calibration and the interpretation of modelling results.
  • Experience in strategic and tactical asset management.
  • Experience in providing input to the development assessment process with respect to water and sewerage infrastructure.
  • Experience in preparing project breifs and business cases for programmed projects.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Highly desirable for this role will be:

  • Demonstrated experience in network modelling software such as WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of GIS software.
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Civil or Environmental Engineering.

 

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

 

 

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of either of these roles, please contact the Manager - Strategic Planning, Sayed Khan on 5481 0713 or email sayed.khan@gympie.qld.gov.au

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Advisor - Human Resources, Ros McVicar on 07-5481 0646 or email ros.mcvicar@gympie.qld.gov.au

 

What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.


Our Values

  • Accountable
  • Consistent
  • Appreciative
  • Communicative
  • Respectful


For a full explanation of our values please click here. You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.

 

How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
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Applications close  on Sunday 9 September 2018 at 5.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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