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Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can contribute to the development of your community? Are you a motivated and results-oriented engineer with a passion for public service? If so, we want to hear from you!

About Us

Bellingen Shire is a picturesque and diverse area located on the Mid North Coast of NSW halfway between Sydney and Brisbane and just south of Coffs Harbour. It has a total area of 1,605 square kilometres with a coastline of approximately 10km. The region is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including lush rainforests, pristine rivers, and the World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park. The area is known for its diverse ecosystems, abundant wildlife, and charming towns, cafes and artisan shops.

Bellingen Shire’s natural beauty, cultural richness, and welcoming community make it a unique and attractive destination for both residents and visitors, with its emphasis on sustainability and preserving the environment adding to its appeal.

We are a... progressive local government authority employing approximately 150 dedicated employees.

The Opportunity

Bellingen Shire Council has an exciting Capital Works delivery program that will be delivered in the coming years.

In the next few years, Council is spending over $20M on its Bridge Renewal Program replacing over 30 bridges, a further $20M on roads as well as delivering Special Projects including the upgrade of key infrastructure in Connell Park and replacing the iconic Urunga Boardwalk.

We are seeking a highly motivated Site Engineer to join our Infrastructure Services team. In this role, you will play a key part in delivering and overseeing major capital and operational works projects across the Bellingen area.

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering, Project Management or related discipline and demonstrated experience in estimating projects, planning and assisting in the management and delivery of civil infrastructure projects, experience with NSW Specifications and contract management, ability to read plans and to survey and set out civil works, and experience with soil and concrete testing for civil works conformance.

To succeed in the role, you will have good demonstrated understanding and experience of civil construction techniques and practices, ability to manage and lead staff effectively, and the ability to build effective partnerships across functions, organisations and with community members.

On offer

Some of the benefits working for Bellingen Shire Council include:
• Access to Fitness Passport
• Access to employee wellbeing programs
• Hybrid and flexible work arrangements
• Ongoing professional development opportunities
• Salary packaging options
• 2-year fixed term opportunity, 35 hours per week with access to 19-day month.

Annual salary of $92,096 to $104,969 (plus super)

For further information regarding this role please contact James Power, Civil Project Engineer, on 02 6655 7300.

Sponsorship/work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

How to Apply

Please read the Position Description by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. It is important to read this carefully to understand what the job involves.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification or skill. If your experience looks a little different from what we have identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you!

If this sounds like you, click the ‘Apply for this job’ button at the top of the page, complete the application form and upload your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Applications close: Sunday, 16 June 2024 at 4pm

Further information

As part of the recruitment process, suitable applicants will be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include relevant background checks, functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol screening.

Our recruitment process is primarily via system generated emails. Please ensure your email is correct before submitting your application to avoid missing crucial updates and outcomes.

Email notifications may include application confirmation, interview invitations, request for references, and application outcomes. Please check your email regularly, including your junk email.

For enquiries regarding the application process, please contact the Recruitment team by email at recruitment@bellingen.nsw.gov.au.

Bellingen Shire Council is a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Bellingen Shire Council as an equal opportunity employer is committed to a merit-based workforce that encompasses inclusiveness and diversity in an environment of mutual respect. We invite, encourage, welcome and value candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Bellingen Shire Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

If you require additional assistance to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the People and Culture team on 02 6655 7300 or recruitment@bellingen.nsw.gov.au. You can ask for reasonable adjustments to be made at any time during the recruitment process
Bellingen NSW Australia


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