Capital Works Engineer

Job No: LCC989
Location: Lismore, NSW

The important stuff:

  • Full Time:  35 hours per week
  • Salary: A Competitive Salary + Civil Liability Allowance + Superannuation (overtime as required)
  • Full position description: Click here
  • Contact: For a confidential discussion please contact Cliff Chadburn on 0406 383 872 or
  • Closing date: Sunday, 25 September at 4:00 PM

Who we are:

The team: We are all about infrastructure in the community, delivering on Capital Works Projects and Road Maintenance Activities.  As the Capital Works Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of Civil Infrastructure Projects (predominantly roads and bridges), in the most cost effective and efficient manner whilst meeting needs and expectations of the community.

The organisation: We are committed to making a valuable difference in the community in which we live, work and play. We are a diverse organisation that is made up of many disciplines all working towards the same end goal. We offer a broad range of career opportunities for everyone and encourage and support our teams to develop their skills and build their careers here in the Northern Rivers.

To find out more about our diverse and colourful region, click here.

You are:

  • Experienced in civil infrastructure projects: you will have a minimum of 5 years experience working on projects such as roads and bridges >$5mil.
  • An excellent team leader: you had led teams to achieve excellence through service delivery benchmarks and continuous improvement processes.
  • Experienced in technical specifications: you will have a good understanding of local government and Transport for NSW specifications and standards (quality, safety, traffic and environment).
  • Interested in helping and supporting the community: you are excited by listening and responding to the communities needs and public inquires.
  • An expert communicator: you will have high level communication skills and the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and gain cooperation and assistance from a range of stakeholders both internal and external.

You will:

  • Ensure all Infrastructure Capital works comply with relevant industry standards and best practice.
  • Provide detailed financial progress reports for Infrastructure Capital projects.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and supervise the construction of roads, storm water drainage, water and wastewater infrastructure and ancillary works within the Local Government area of Lismore City Council.
  • Provide technical advice and administrative support to the Manager Civic Services and relevant field staff in managing Council’s public infrastructure assets.
  • Providing leadership for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of Council’s infrastructure assets.

You'll love:

  • Working with a diverse range of passionate and professional teams across the wide range of services we offer to the community.
  • Generous leave entitlements including long service leave entitlements and access to paid parental leave.
  • Working in an organisation that supports and encourages growth and development including access to higher education assistance.
  • Feeling supported by an organisation that genuinely cares about your wellbeing, including having access to our Employee Assistance Program and Fitness Passport.
  • Making a difference in our community.

Please note:

Conditions of Employment: Conditions of employment are in the Local Government (State) Award and relevant Council policy, procedures and agreements.

Pre-employment Screening: Lismore City Council adheres to the guidelines and advice outlined by NSW Health in relation to COVID-19 related legislation, and will be collecting and screening vaccination information for future employees as required.

There will be a series of pre-employment checks including health assessments (includes drug test and confidential medical statement) and receipt of copies of relevant qualifications and reference checks. 

No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above.

We are no longer accepting late applications therefore please allow yourself enough time to submit your application prior to the deadline outlined above.



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