First listed on: 08 March 2019

Senior Design Engineer

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $84,062 - $100,246 per annum, plus Civil Liability Allowance, plus superannuation
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - Grafton
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

As the Senior Design Engineer you will:

  • Complete designs for Council construction projects (e.g. roads, drainage, footpaths, boating facilities)
  • Manage a staff of surveyors and designers to meet the project development needs of Council
  • Provide technical advice to Council staff regarding design matters and standards
  • Represent Council on committees and at meetings

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be able to think innovately to provide design solutions
  • Have good communication & negotiation skills
  • Work as part of a team environment

Download the position description here.


Tim Jenkins, Manager Civil Services on 6640 3560.

Closing date

Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight saving time

Other important information 

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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