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Engineer - Special Projects / Special Projects Officer Forbes NSW Forbes Shire Council Forbes NSW

Engineer - Special Projects / Special Projects Officer Forbes NSW

2021-02-19 20:20:14
Engineer - Special Projects / Special Projects Officer Forbes NSW
Closing Date: 25/02/2021
Salary: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Job Type: Contract
Location: Forbes, NSW
Job Category: Construction, Architecture & Interior Design,Engineering,Government, Defence & Emergency,Program & Project Management,Trades & Services

An exciting opportunity has come up at Forbes Shire Council as part of the Project Management Office. Reporting to the Manager Major Projects, this Engineer Special Projects / Special Projects Officer is a new 12 month contract position that has been designed to focus on strategic oversight, and operational management of Council's major projects. This will include Project Management of these works including scoping, planning, and commissioning of these projects, as well as expert advice to Council on all elements of engineering design and planning. The position is critical in the management of allocated resources - to deliver high standard outcomes for the Council's projects as well as planning for the future.

Special Conditions

Some out... of hours work may be required to successfully manage the project

Take home vehicle included in accordance with Council’s Take Home Vehicle Use Policy.

To be successful, the candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Tertiary Qualification in Project Management &/or demonstrated equivalent industry experience
• Bachelor and/preferably higher degree in Engineering and registration as a Professional Engineer. A minimum of 5 years water, sewer and stormwater experience in senior roles. (Desirable)
• Class C (Standard) Drivers Licence

• Demonstrated experience in Local Government or related industry
• Demonstrated experience in the implementation of workplace safety, quality systems and environmental assessment;
• Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated experience managing and leading people in diverse, multi-functional teams;
• Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions using judgement and initiative.

To view a copy of the Position Description, please visit Council's Website: and visit the positions vacant.

Remuneration and benefits may be further negotiated with the successful candidate.

Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the People and Strategy Team on 02 6850 2300 or email: [email protected]

Applications Close: 25 February 2021

More about the Community

Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town.

In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight or a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are also located half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.

Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administration, Strategy, environment, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangement, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.

With a $22 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently delivering major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.

Our future plans are related to the IP&R framework in Local Government and our emphasis is in the areas of preservation, growth and development in Infrastructure and asset management, governance and leadership, community development and environment and heritage. We have ambitious goals set out in our Community Strategic Plan – paving the way for an ever changing and growing Forbes Shire, and Central West hub into the future. Forbes Council values vibrancy and energy, community partnerships, high quality delivery and the safest operations for our staff and the community. Come and be a part of our team!


Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the HR team and members of the interview panel.

Selection Process

It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the Panel review committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.

Forbes Shire Council's selection process stages are outlined below:
• Short-listing. The selection panel (usually 3 members) will assess all applications against the selection criteria contained in the position description. The panel will then decide which applicants best meet the criteria and will call for interview.
• Interviewing. You will be given at least 2 days notice if you are required for an interview. The interview panel will consist of either 3 or 4 members, one of which will be the HR Facilitator, who will work with the panel to recommend the most suitable person for the position.
• Reference checks and other checks. Referee checks will be carried out on the recommended applicant/s. Positions that have been identified as child-related, will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check through the Office of Children's Guardian NSW
• Pre-employment Functional Assessment. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment functional assessment at Council’s expense. This will include a Functional Assessment, urine Drug and Alcohol Testing and a hearing screen
• Notification of result. The successful applicant will be verbally notified as soon as possible after the interview and will receive a written letter of offer via email and in the post. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once the offer of employment has been accepted and Council has been formally notified of the acceptance.

Job Description

To view a copy of the Position Description, please click HERE

To view a copy of the Recruitment Pack, please click HERE
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