At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Penrith is a dynamic Regional City offering engineering professionals a variety of challenges and exposure to a diverse range of experiences and opportunities for professional growth.
In Engineering Services we partner with staff across our organisation, people in our communities, state and federal agencies, businesses, and interest groups to deliver a range of programs and services to our city, including transportation, drainage, development engineering, and traffic management.
About the role
We currently have a permanent full-time Senior Engineer - Stormwater position available to join our Engineering Services team. In this role you will be responsible for the provision of specialist input and advice into the planning of new stormwater systems, in particular, new urban release areas, catchment investigation and drainage capacity analysis of existing stormwater systems, including input into the review of contemporary issues in stormwater management and floodplain management. You will also assist in the development of appropriate responses and policies.
- Current Class C Driver Licence
- Tertiary qualification in civil engineering or related field
- Demonstrated understanding of floodplain management and working knowledge of NSW Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and previous manuals
- Demonstrated experience in the assessment of drainage design, flood studies and associated documentation as it relates to assessment of development applications
- Demonstrated experience in GIS (MapInfo) software interfaced with Flood Models
- Demonstrated experience in the use of computer models in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis including stormwater drainage and 1D/2D floodplain models
- Demonstrated experience in catchment investigation, drainage capacity analysis, identifying and resolving complex floodplain management and drainage issues
- Well-developed verbal and written communication, presentation and negotiation skills
Commencing Salary: $94,214.00 per annum, plus 10% Superannuation and a 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.
Access to a Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Myl Senthilvasan, Floodplain Engineering Coordinator, on 4732 7947.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.