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Project Engineer

·       A great opportunity to work in Regional NSW

·       3 Year Contract

·       Attractive remuneration package on offer (including accommodation)


Central Darling Shire is the largest Shire in NSW and yet has the smallest population. It covers an area about the size of the main island of Tasmania and yet has a population of less than 2,000 people. The Shire is extremely diverse with four main communities (Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe and White Cliffs) and Council are committed to meeting the needs of these communities and their long-term future.

Council Darling Shire Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified Project Engineer to join the organisation. This is a professional Civil Engineering position and you will be assisting the Director Shire Services in the planning, design and execution of capital works projects and the delivery of infrastructure services to the Shire. This includes construction, maintenance and repairs of the Shire’s road system, water supply, drainage and sewerage systems and aerodromes.

To be successful in the role you should have a Degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent qualification acceptable for admission to Membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia. Applicants without a Degree but with extensive works management experience in local government will also be considered for this position. A solid background in managing works including estimating, programming, budget control and design (including roads, water and sewerage infrastructure) in local government is an essential requirement for this position. Experience in the supervision of staff and work, using computer applications such as Civil Cad, Auto Cad, GIS and asset management systems, knowledge of the NSW Roads and Maritime Services Maintenance Council Contract (RMCC) for State Roads and skills in Microsoft Windows are also essential.

You will be an inclusive and motivational leader, a strong communicator and a team player with a pragmatic approach to delivery. This role offers an excellent opportunity to further develop your career and contribute to the on-going success of Council. The position is based in Wilcannia and to attract a high calibre person, Council is offering a very attractive remuneration package, subsidised housing, a fully maintained vehicle and a great lifestyle.

Interested? For further information on the role please download the position description, selection criteria and information pack from our website at


Applications must be made through the above website and applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for this role. For any enquiries, please contact Wayne Noakes, Senior Consultant Local Government Management Solutions on 0429 618 526.


Applications close at 5:00pm Monday 31 August 2020.


Position Description - Project Engineer