First listed on: 21 January 2019

Located in the sub-tropical Northern Rivers region of NSW, Rous County Council is a special-purpose local government organisation that delivers bulk water, provides flood mitigation and weed biosecurity services.

The position

The position of Strategic Planning Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation and review of Council’s strategic water and flood planning documents including the Future Water Strategy (FWS), demand forecasting, secure yield planning and distribution modelling.

Qualifications and experience

The position requires a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent tertiary qualifications together with demonstrated relevant experience in strategic infrastructure planning and management in a government context.

Demonstrated experience in asset management, capital programming and the preparation of project briefs is essential for this role.

The successful applicant will have experience in the use of computerised hydrological and hydraulicmodelling software for water supply planning and flood modelling along with experience in the development, implementation and review of floodplain risk management studies and plans.

You must also be committed to promoting Council’s Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.

Please refer to the position description for full details of essential and desirable criteria.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $92,575 - $108,290 per annum based on skills and experience plus 3.5% civil liability allowance, 9.5% superannuation and generous working conditions including a 70 hour, nine-day fortnight. A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening and a criminal background check is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.


A position description, information package and further details about Rous County Council are available on Council’s website at or by contacting Human Resources on (02) 6623 3800.

This is a readvertised position; previous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description.

Applications can be forwarded by:

email to

by post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480, or

delivery to Reception on Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore.

Applications close: 9:00am, Monday 18 February 2019

Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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