Mar 11, 2019

Senior Engineer Water & Wastewater

$99,000 - $110,000 yearly
  • Peak Services (LGAQ)
  • Townsville City QLD, Australia
Full time Engineering (civil/structural) Engineering (environmental)


  • Career Growth Opportunity
  • Drive New and Upgraded Plans and Solutions
  • Attractive salary + 5 weeks leave + significant benefits including relocation assistance

About Council

Townsville City Council is the largest regional council in Queensland.  Council is currently undergoing a whole-of-organisation transformational change which will place their customers at the heart of everything they do and allow them to take advantage of exciting opportunities to revolutionise the delivery of services to a community of more than 190,000 residents. Council strives to facilitate sustainable economic development for the region, enhance quality of life for their residents, and identify and unlock the potential of the City through inspired leadership, co-design of services with the community, and sustainable and innovative business partnering.

Creating world-class experiences in the city will drive economic growth through new investment and greater tourism spending, while improving the unique Townsville lifestyle for locals. There is a clear vision for the City and several projects highlighted in the Townsville2020 Masterplan focus on boosting the economy, benefiting the local community and attracting tourism to the region. Townsville2020 is about enhancing the city, not trying to change it.

About the Position

With post flood work well underway and works getting back on track this is an opportunity to be involved in some challenging and exciting water and waste water projects.  This is a genuine chance to broaden out your experience, expand your learning and expertise in this field and to leverage yourself into more senior roles within Council. Renowned for being a 'Solution oriented' engineer you will relish taking responsibility for providing civil engineering advice on the planning, design and delivery of Council's water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

You will work closely with the team in a collaborative and open atmosphere to solve problems and deliver quality outcomes for Council. This role also involves:

  • Overseeing and managing projects to ensure work output is of a technically high standard
  • Day-to-day supervision of both professional and non-professional staff working on projects
  • providing technical advice on, and co-ordination of planning, design and delivery of Council's water and wastewater projects
  • Provide relevant leadership to project teams

As a motivated and proactive Senior Water Engineer, you will have the right combination of talent and energy underpinned by commitment to technical excellence. You will also have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or a related relevant degree
  • At least 5+ years of experience within a consulting and/or government water industry environment
  • The ability to work within a team environment using your well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of relevant Australian/QLD water legislation, policy, standards and codes of practice.

The financial rewards, career development and work/life balance scenarios make this an attractive senior role in Local Government. The position offers flexible work life balance arrangements. As a guide, a salary of up to nearly $110K + super will be paid to the successful applicant dependent upon experience. Benefits include a 9-day fortnight, 5 weeks annual leave and 17.5% holiday loading as well as ongoing learning and development opportunities. Generous relocation assistance will also be provided for the successful candidate.

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall or Celia Jones on 0438 943854 at Peak Services Recruitment. A position description and details on how to apply can be found on the following website:

Applications will close on Monday 25/03/2019 at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time. 


Peak Services

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Required work rights

Australian Permanent Resident

Degree targeted

Degree in Engineering (Civil or Environmental) with eligibility for membership with Engineers Australia

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