First listed on: 26 March 2024

Cadet Officer Development Engineering - (Fixed Term)


  • Learn on the job by assisting the Development Engineering Team in the assessment of civil engineering aspects of development applications.
  • Be financially supported while studying in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Competitive annual salary commencing at $64,920.44, (depending upon age and experience levels) plus up to 13% superannuation.
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements and a fortnightly RDO.

About the Region

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in our western reaches to the Cooloola Coast.  Bordering Noosa and Fraser Coast Local Government areas, we are uniquely positioned to grow whilst still retaining our country charm.  Our borders with North and South Burnett, and the Somerset Local Government areas link with our rural lifestyle, where you can enjoy our picturesque smaller townships, or our abundant local history.  Our local festivals such as the Gympie Music Muster are renowned both nationally and internationally. 

For someone seeking a high quality of life, with pristine natural areas and spectacular beaches, all within reach of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are offering this unique opportunity.

Cadet Officer Development Engineering - Fixed Term for the life of the Study Program.

Remuneration: Annual salary commencing at $64,920.44, (depending upon age and experience levels) plus up to 13% superannuation

Closing Date: Sunday 21st April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 

Role Overview

Gympie Regional council has an exciting opportunity for a self-driven and motivated individual to join our Development Engineering Section as a Cadet Officer Development Engineering. 

Reporting to the Coordinator Development Engineering, you will gain valuable experience in the field of Civil Engineering by assisting the Development Engineering team in the assessment of engineering aspects of development applications, as well as assisting with undertaking inspections of Operational Works.  As you learn on the job, you will be rewarded with financial assistance to undertake and complete a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering.

Essential Knowledge & Skills:

  • Currently studying, or willing to undertake, a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technical skills (interpretation of relevant standards and policies, engineering design assessments)
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills (telephone and public relations).
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and independently.
  • Queensland ‘C’ Class driver’s licence or above that is current and maintained.
  • Construction Industry White/Blue card or the willingness to obtain.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Required to undertake study and attend residential school relating to tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering.
  • Assist with assessment of engineering aspects of developments and subdivision works.
  • Dealing with Development Engineering and Operational Works inquiries within Council, professional consultants and the general public.
  • Interpret and apply civil engineering practices, standards and specification in relation to development related engineering designs and reports.
  • Attend with the Senior Officers / Officers during the construction phase of operational works approvals and developing an understanding of inspections and compliance with operational works.
  • Assist the team with the review of as-constructed information associated with Operational Works and documentation associated with the Plan Sealing process.

Position Description

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

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Council's Manager Planning, Tania Stenholm on 07-5481 0421or email

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Officer Recruitment, Sue Rossi on 07-5481 0971 or email

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