First listed on: 29 April 2019

Development Engineer

We’re looking for a highly motivated Development Engineer to join our dynamic team. You’ll be required to assess engineering components of proposed developments and supervise construction of subdivision civil work while liaising with a range of stakeholders and providing technical engineering support. Council encourages candidates with relevant local government experience to apply. 

You’ll be able to live and work in the Clarence Valley where we enjoy the finer things in life like catching a fish or a wave before work and river views on your daily commute; or perhaps you’d like to ride your horse on a hobby farm instead. We have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

If you’re a professional Engineer who enjoys leisure time as much as office time, Clarence Valley Council wants to hear from you.

Council can be flexible to tailor the position to suit a suitable Applicant. So even if you think you do not meet all the essential and desirable criteria please get in touch and talk to us.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $84,062 - $100,246 plus Civil Liability Allowance
  • access to a leaseback vehicle
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - Grafton
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

As the Development Engineer you will:

  • Process the engineering component of development applications
  • Assess construction certificates
  • Inspect and supervise civil subdivision works
  • Provide technical engineering support to Council’s management
  • Work with a range of internal and external stakeholders

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Have good communication & negotiation skills
  • Be able to solve challenges
  • Have experience in design and/or construction/supervision of civil engineering works

Download the position description here.


Scott Lenton, Development Services Coordinator on 6643 0234.

Closing date

Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time)

Other important information 

This position is based at Council's Grafton office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

 How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.

Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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