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Canal Program Technical Officer

Category:  Environmental Operations
Work Type:  Permanent Part-time

$92K – $96K Total Remuneration Package (pro-rata)

$82K – $85K Base Salary (pro-rata)

Location: Caloundra Depot

Vacancy No: 2938

Permanent - Part time

Applications close: Tuesday, 04 October 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

The Environmental Operations branch plays an active role within council, liaising with other units, as well as with the community to maintain and deliver high quality environmental outcomes.


As a Canal Programs Technical Officer, you will support the Principal Coastal Engineer in the management and delivery of sustainability and standards for the region’s canal network.


Key duties for this role include:

  • Assisting and managing the scheduling, implementation, and monitoring of the operational maintenance programs and contracts associated with the region’s canal network.
  • Providing engineering advice regarding the application of management techniques best suited to the region’s canal environments.
  • Supporting and manage strategic, tactical, program, asset and resource planning to achieve program outputs aligned with corporate strategies, plans and high quality canal management standards.
  • Assisting in the development of low-cost, easy maintenance and operational solutions for canal management programs.


About you

  • You will possess Teritary qualifications in related engineering or project managing field or relevent experince in the delivery of a similar maintenance program.
  • You will have an understanding of relevant legislation in a coastal workplace health and safety environment and of both State and Federal permit requirements in undertaking related coastal works.
  • You will have demonstrated experience and understanding in project planning/management, contract development, asset management, program management and/or canal management on a medium to large scale.


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:

  • Development opportunities through corporate learning and development programs
  • 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 demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements on the Position Profile. Keep the key responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria; 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 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact Georgia Keeshan during business hours on 0407 474 375.


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.