Senior Development Engineer

The Organisation 
Located in the Hunter region, roughly 1 hour from Newcastle, this role will work closely with senior management and provide technical engineering support to various departments within a respected government entity. 

The opportunity

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Engineer who thrives in challenging environments and wishes to exercise their knowledge and expertise in a senior role.

The Senior Development Engineer will work across a broad range of development issues including the assessment and determination of development applications, works, construction, and subdivision certificates. The ideal candidate will enjoy delivering detailed designs of intermediate/complex projects while engaging with and supporting the needs of a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The role
You will be responsible for:

  • Assess civil design drawings for subdivisions and development projects.
  • Ensure subdivisions and developments are constructed in compliance with government standards, polices and planning permits.
  • Conduct engineering investigations, carry out site inspections and attend meetings to ensure all subdivision and development works comply with the relevant permit conditions and the approved construction plans.
  • Provide expert technical advice at Land and Environment Court hearings and on-site meetings in a clear and productive manner.
  • Process and determine subdivision construction certificates and applications.
  • Assist in the coordination and development of Order of Magnitude costings for housing delivery to assist with Urban Development Program initiatives.
  • Assist management with financial projections and costings for current and ongoing infrastructure work programs.

About you
What you will bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering, Surveying, or another relevant discipline.
  • Experience in the design of water quality control facilities, roads and stormwater drainage systems, hydrological and hydraulic computer modelling.
  • In depth knowledge of subdivision/urban and rural planning and design principles.
  • Highly developed communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in the application of Australian standards, guidelines, manuals, and codes applicable to engineering design and construction.
  • Experience in assessing or preparing development applications for subdivisions and engineering works.
  • Knowledge of innovative environmental management, policies and practices.

The Benefits
What’s on offer:

  • Permanent – Full Time position.
  • Monday to Friday, 35-hour week.
  • Work with experienced professionals in a relaxed team environment.
  • Flexible work arrangements available once established in the role.
  • Further growth opportunities within the business including training and mentoring.

To apply, please click the apply now button or forward your current resume to 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Kyle Archibald on 0478 088 245.