Works Engineer

Job Title: Works Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Parkes
Salary: $1902 per week
Start Date: 2019-07-16
Reference: JO-1906-96098-3
Contact Name: Amy Frew
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2019 09:55

Job Description

About Parkes Shire Council

The Parkes Region is a great place to live and raise a family with affordable housing and lifestyle properties, diverse employment opportunities, modern health services, quality educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and first class community facilities. It boasts a diverse economy with strong industries including transport, mining, healthcare, tourism, agriculture and public administration. 

Parkes Shire Council will play a pivotal role in supporting a number of huge growth projects in the shire with over $300 million being spent in construction, the state’s first special activation precinct development, and the new National Logistics hub all being positioned within the region. Parkes Shire Council will be responsible for carrying out the various upgrades to access roads, water, power, gas, technology and communications infrastructure, all of which are vital to facilitate and support future developments and investment within the Hub precinct. 

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About the Role

Joining the Works and Services Department and reporting into the Manager Works, the key functions of this diverse position will be to provide technical and administrative support for Council’s engineering activities. The role provides for a variety of experiences within the Works and Services Department of Council and will include project supervision of new and existing assets including roads, bridges, drainage, parks and gardens, airports and public swimming pools.

  • To provide engineering support and supervision in relation to project management.
  • Provide advice on appropriate ways to undertake a project including estimates, time management, equipment and materials including implementation of Council's Project Management methodologies.
  • Prepare, monitor, review, amend project plans and report on project progress.
  • Prepare contract documents and specifications in line with Council’s policies and procedures.
  • Administer Council contracts including the management of the RMCC with the RMS and contractors as required, including monitoring of progress and performance.
  • Assist Council to defend or avoid Civil Liability claims.
  • Present a positive image of Council to the public, and cooperate with other staff and contractors.
  • Understand and implement Council’s Enterprise Risk Management principles within the scope of the role.
  • Cooperate and communicate with Managers to ensure that safety, quality and environmental requirements are met.
  • To provide support to teams in planning, defining appropriate measures, use tools, problem solving and reviewing all aspects of the initiative to help the project goals.
  • Develop and maintain consistent performance systems and processes that build upon existing programs in the organisation whilst working with Corporate Strategy to assess and provide recommendations on the effectiveness of key drivers of performance that cover Councils operational parameters.
  • The ability to problem solve by examination and analysis of a range of options.
  • The ability to lead discussions with small groups and address issues through discussion to achieve settlement.
  • Write standard correspondence, reports and submissions following prescribed formats.
  • Demonstration of leadership and organisational skills to supervise and control a major work area or project.
  • Leadership and organisation skills are required to supervise and control a work area or project. Responsible for team building, development and achievement of goals.
  • Input to the control of financial/budget management.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or a similar related field
  • Current and maintained NSW Driver’s Licence
  • SafeWork NSW Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience preferably in a Contracts Engineering or Project Management role.
The Benefits

Be Part of Something Amazing. Huge Career Opportunities within Council and the chance to be part of and influence the construction and creation of a number of landmark projects.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Amy Frew on 02 8093 0615 or, quoting ref no. JO-1906-96098. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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