Mar 05, 2020

Water Drafter/Designer

$79,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • Peak Services (LGAQ)
  • Townsville City QLD, Australia
Full time Design Engineering


  • This could be your ‘Pipe Dream’ come true!
  • ‘Step Up’ and Leverage your strong Drafting Skills
  • Up to $100K + Super + 9 day Fortnight + Relocation Assistance

If you know how to design a pipeline, then this newly created role is one where you can really step up and start to reap the rewards of your hard work and get your career moving!

Townsville City Council is the largest regional council in Queensland.  Council has recently undergone a whole-of-organisation transformational change which has placed their customers at the heart of everything they do and allowed them to take advantage of exciting opportunities to revolutionise the delivery of services to a community of more than 190,000 residents. With an experienced and committed executive management team known for ‘making things happen’, Council's ability to react quickly to changing market demands underpins a well-defined strategy.  Its progressive, yet prudent approach to business and the great emphasis it places on developing the skills and focus of its people particularly around strategic technical and engineering advice will ensure it stays at the forefront of its industry sector.

The Position

This is a critical position for the organisation so you can truly make your mark and work on some exciting water and wastewater projects.

Key requirements include:

  • drafting of plans for water, sewerage and civil infrastructure to IPWEA and local government standards
  • Knowledge in the detailed design of pipes and fittings
  • Experience in pipeline design using 12D or Civil3D
  • Ability to work collaboratively with design engineers to produce high quality plans
  • Ability to interrogate 3D exports from 12D to produce details and design plans
  • Experience drafting in AutoCAD

Success in this role will come from your ability to create very detailed and highly accurate drawings within expected time frames for use by the Engineers and Project Managers so project deadlines can be met.

About You

Renowned for consistently delivering high quality and accurate drawings – you are now ready to be given some design work and to be in an environment where work/life balance is genuinely embraced. You will earn more than you are now, only work a 9-day fortnight and get 5 weeks annual leave! You will also work closely with other Engineers so the opportunity to continue learning and further developing your skills will excite you.

Your current and/or previous Manager’s will describe you as someone able to:

  • work under minimum supervision and across multiple projects simultaneously
  • demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • work as a team player and as a person who can take constructive feedback as a learning exercise
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of submersible pumps, valves, pipework etc
  • prepare civil site layouts, cross-sections, long-sections using AutoCAD
  • display a basic knowledge in hydraulics (preferred)

Why this role?

If a ‘sea change’ is something you’ve been looking for this could be your chance to enjoy life away from the daily commute and to enjoy all the benefits of a big city but in a coastal location where work/life balance is genuinely possible.

Ready to leverage your career and live and work in the tropics? Then call for a confidential discussion to understand what a truly genuine, career enhancing opportunity this could be for you.

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall - Principal Consultant at Peak Recruitment Services on 0438 943854. Alternatively, apply via the link 


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Required work rights

Australian Working Visa

Degree targeted

Associate Degree in Engineering or approved equivalent

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