Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cooktown, Queensland
Salary: +12% Super & Salary Sacrifice
Reference: BBBH810_1579244678
Contact Name: Rob Maxwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 20:04

Job Description

Project Engineer | Cook Shire Council I Cooktown, NQ

Download the Candidate Information Pack for this role. Click Apply Now to submit your application.

The Project Engineer is responsible for assisting in the delivery of projects and contracts within the Engineering Services Department and reports to the Manager Engineering. In this position you will have the opportunity to work across all infrastructure Engineering facets and be supported in developing your capabilities. This position also takes overall responsibility to plan, lead and deliver much of the Shire's projects and capital works program which will include managing contractors and consulting engineers.

A recent Staff Engagement Survey identified Cook Shire Council as an "Employer of Choice", having been independently assessed as performing in the top 10% when benchmarked against 65 other Councils. If you're looking for a work location that offers great lifestyle and adventure opportunities this is possibly the job for you, located in Cooktown, Far North Queensland.

Council is seeking a person that has a genuine desire to contribute to Council's broader infrastructure division and the sustainable development of the local region.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be keen to learn, develop and progress your career.
  • Be an advocate for innovation and technology advancements.
  • Have a genuine desire to live and work in Far North Queensland.
  • Be a confident communicator in both written and verbal formats.
  • Have a commitment to a positive safety culture.

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification in a related field (Infrastructure Project Management) together with a good understanding of asset management fundamentals.
  • Capabilities in managing urban and civil infrastructure projects.
  • Good exposure to engineering design, traffic and transport design.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and monitoring of project budgets, preparing cost estimations for infrastructure projects (recurrent and capital).
  • A sound understanding of project management principles and processes.
  • 2 - 5 years' experience in a similar or related role
  • C Class open driver's License

About the Person

  • You will have a genuine desire to develop your engineering career within a supportive and structured work environment
  • Be willing to undertake training to develop your capabilities
  • Have a commitment to work in a team environment
  • Be a good communicator in both written and verbal formats

Working and living in the Region

Cook Shire is the largest land area Shire in Queensland covering 106,000km2 and encompassing some 80% of the Cape York Peninsula region of Far North Queensland. Employment with Council offers stability and security, combined with a balanced, tropical lifestyle that comes with living in the region. The Cook Shire Council employs 140 staff and has an annual budget of $32.1m.

The Cook Shire Council is a progressive and forward-thinking organisation with a rich blend of culture and community connections and collaboration. Council brings tremendous positive opportunities and provides for a bright, healthy and sustainable future for the Shire, its residents and the communities.

Cook Shire enjoys a mild tropical climate with the wet season typically running from January to March, which is also the hottest part of the year. April to December brings a drier period and cooler weather, with temperatures averaging 27 degrees.

Considering a sea change or relocating to Cook Shire for employment? You will find that it is a growing region and the perfect place to be now and into the future. It is the largest land area shire in Queensland, and features a pristine coastline, culturally diverse community, friendly locals and huge potential for growth. Become a part of a flourishing and innovative Council and help drive and shape the future development of Cook Shire.

How to Apply

Apply with a covering letter addressing the Position section of the information pack.

Applications close: 5.00pm on Monday 17th February 2020