First listed on: 31 October 2019

Senior Development Engineer (Traffic)

About the City
City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional municipality providing services to a growing population of 244,000 residents across 1247km2 comprised of urban, suburban, rural and coastal environments located 75km from Melbourne. The spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the creative design and historical significance of its built environment make the municipality a major tourism magnet for local and international visitors.

Our people take pride in their work and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of residents of the Geelong region. Employees are provided with engaging and rewarding work and a culture of respect and collaboration. On offer are professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, parental leave – 14 weeks paid leave, health & wellbeing program, discounted gym memberships at council facilities and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team, working together for the community.

About the Engineering Services Department
This department is part of our City Services Division, and is responsible for the effective and sustainable management of Council’s infrastructural  assets, including the planning, design, and delivery of a number of asset-related services.

About the Role
This position facilitates the implementation of road, drainage and ancillary works (inclusive of traffic engineering) as part of the Subdivision Construction process, and ensures that developments are in accordance with Council requirements and standards.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role will include:

  1. Analysing and evaluating submitted engineering documentation including drawings and specifications relating to all private subdivisional development to confirm compliance with relevant Council standards.
  2. Analysing and evaluating submitted drainage and computations to ensure compliance with Council requirements.
  3. Overseeing construction of Traffic Engineering activity relating to approved subdivisional works in accordance with Council standards including monitoring of safe construction techniques and procedures.
  4. Liaising with developers, consultants, contractors and statutory authorities and providing authoritative advice on Council standards and requirements.
  5. Liaising and directing activities of Council subdivision inspection personnel, including the provision of specialised traffic engineering advice.
  6. Ensuring compliance of planning permit conditions relating to subdivision and development approvals.
  7. Providing engineering advice on matters such as traffic, drainage, WSUD, car parking, etc. for the issuing of development approvals.
  8. Providing traffic engineering advice for the issuing of subdivision, development and land rezoning approvals, including Traffic Management Plans and providing transport planning recommendations for precinct structure plans.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Tertiary Degree in Civil engineering recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia.
  • Traffic engineering skills including knowledge of relevant legislation and recognised professional standards and experience in applying that expert knowledge having regard to the risks and implications of each specific situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical engineering principles in examining engineering documentation for subdivisional plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think laterally to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional engineers and people of similar disciplines in the administration of defined activities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to translate technical information into plain English.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the APPLY NOW button below to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity. 

Enquiries: Bojan Ritonja | 03 5272 5113 |

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 15 November 2019.


City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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