Principal Development Engineer

Principal Development Engineer

Job Title: Principal Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Mackay, Queensland
Salary: up to AU$109000 per annum + Relocation Assistance, 12% Super
Reference: 1560
Contact Name: Leanne Tanti
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 04, 2022 19:02

Job Description

Principal Development Engineer | Mackay Regional Council | Mackay, Qld

  • Lead and coach a team of development engineers and construction inspectors
  • Provide engineering advice and assessment of development applications
  • Lead initiatives for continuous improvement

Mackay Regional Council is seeking an experienced and proactive engineering professional to lead a technical team that undertakes the assessment of the engineering components of complex and regionally significant development applications.

Reporting to the Coordinator Development Planning and Engineering, the Principal Development Engineer manages the team that undertakes engineering assessments of development applications received by the council, ensuring the process is timely and development in the region complies with engineering planning standards, council policies and statutory requirements. The Principal Development Engineer also oversees Construction Inspectors ensuring that new assets are constructed in accordance with Council's construction standards and specifications.


  • Contribute engineering expertise to the assessment of development applications.
  • Promote continuous improvement and best practice delivery of development assessment, response rates, service level agreements and statutory obligations.
  • Lead change and develop the team focussed on performance, customer service and delivery.
  • Build positive working relationships across the organisation, with industry stakeholders and the community.

Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent with RPEQ (desirable).
  • Highly developed skills overseeing complex engineering proposals including roads, stormwater drainage and urban infrastructure projects.
  • Team leadership experience, highly developed communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Manage time effectively, adapt to changing priorities and schedule resources.

How to Apply

Please download the
candidate information pack to view the Position Description and Selection Criteria before submitting your application.

Applications close 5 pm Thursday 3 February 2022.