Civil Designer

City of Moreton Bay

City of Moreton Bay is Australia's third largest local government spanning rural townships and urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts. Council employs a workforce dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of residents, providing more than 100 services to the community across road and transport infrastructure, parks, sport, rubbish collection and community and cultural facilities. Together, we make a significant contribution to local lifestyle, community and economy.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Brisbane, Australia ⚠️

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time | 9 day fortnight
  • From $79,563 up to $94,415  pa + 12% super + leave loading Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - From Level 3 up to Level 5 of EBA5 The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidate's level of experience, skills and qualifications.
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.

Design Services:

We have opportunity to welcome people with various experience levels into the team, if you are looking to begin your career in Civil Design or already have experience as a Civil Designer, we are keen to hear from you! Come and join a large team of Civil Design professionals, where you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects across in both size, scale and technical scope ensuring the ability to diversify your skills and experience across different civil projects.

We provide a collaborative team environment, where ideas and shared learning is encouraged and supported, as well as the ability to innovate across design processes.

About the role:

As a member of the Civil Design Team, you will prepare and provide assistance with the delivery of quality design and documentation for civic projects that incorporate a range of elements that form the built environment and are consistent with Council’s strategic outcomes of quality urban design and placemaking.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing moderately complex and integrated designs and applying technical design knowledge to the development of solutions that integrate transport, water sensitive design, streetscaping and urban design
  • Preparing accurate estimates of costs and project documentation using schedules of rates, bills of quantities and identifying issues that may impact cost
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to obtain or provide information to assist with the completion of project designs
  • Acting as a point of contact for design matters by providing sound advice and contributing to design meetings
  • Undertaking site inspections associated with design responsibilities

About you:

If you are currently studying, you will bring an enthusiastic approach and willingness to learn Civil Design from a dedicated design team.

Applicants with prior experience in Civil Design will benefit by utilising their design skills on a variety of projects and have the ability to work across the end to end design process for various infrastructure projects.

You will have a strong customer service focus and the ability to adapt and find solutions whilst maintaining strategic outcomes. Your ability to effectively time manage deadlines and conflicting priorities will ensure your effectiveness in managing tasks to agreed timeframes. Your well-developed communication skills will enable you to liaise effectively with stakeholders across the community and within council.

To be successful in this role you will also bring:

  • Proficiency commensurate with your level of experience in the preparation of engineering design plans and the integration of other elements of the built environment using computer aided design methods including AutoCAD and 12d model software or equivalent.
  • Ability to accurately measure quantities for the preparation of cost estimates as well as interpret client needs through written documentation (design briefs)
  • Ability to read survey plans and interpret survey field data

This opportunity is open to candidates that are currently studying or have already completed a Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or other relevant field.  Consideration may be given to applicants who don’t hold a formal qualification but have demonstrated extensive civil design experience. You will hold or be willing to obtain a Construction Induction Card.

Position Description

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Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Flexibility depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

For more information about City of Moreton Bay and to stay across what's happening in our region, follow us on LinkedIn.

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Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including leave loading and public holidays.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work environment with some work-from-home days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • business development
  • operations
  • arts and design
  • media and commmunication
  • legal
  • finance
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • AutoCAD
  • 12d Model
  • Customer service focus
  • Time management
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency in 12d Model

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