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Senior Development Engineer

Work Type: 

$97K – $103K Total Remuneration Package

$87K – $93K Base Salary

Location:  Maroochydore

Vacancy No: 2634

Temporary - Full-time (3 years)

Applications close: Sunday, 10 July 2022 11:59pm AEST



Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

Development Services branch enable sustainable development for the community on the Sunshine Coast by working with industry stakeholders to achieve timely, customer focused development assessment services, advice and advocacy in the areas of planning, engineering, environment, landscape, building, plumbing and legislative compliance.


The Senior Development Engineer provides engineering advice, assessment and expertise leadership in relation to development applications and investigations, politically sensitive requests, corporate activities and other matters.


Key duties include:

  • Coordinate and provide high-level technical engineering advice and efficient assessment of development applications.
  • Provide leadership to team members through mentoring, coaching, training, advising, guiding, empowering and support.
  • Function as a Project Director and guide the process, assessment and determination of development applications assigned to other officers.


About you

You will have demonstrated leadership skills to act as a senior member of the team, strong interpersonal and communication skills along with a high level or civil engineering experience.  A proven track record of initiative and autonomy decision making and ability to operate effectively within a political environment such as a large local government is essential.


As a requirement of this role, completion of a recognised tertiary degree qualification in Civil Engineering with demonstrated high-level experience in the workplace.


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Discounted health related memberships and other wellbeing initiatives
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter detailing your suitability for the role in Council including your ability to fulfil the key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile, including details of any specific or mandatory qualifications; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2021-2025.


For specific enquiries contact Simon Aalbers during business hours on 0408 071 319.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team



At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.

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