Design Engineer


Are you an experienced Civil Engineer?

Come and join us in the Richmond Valley, providing the best outcomes for our community utilising your technical and project management skills to ensure quality delivery of our projects within the Survey and Design team. 

This is a re-advertised position; previous applicants need not re-apply.


We are looking for

A qualified civil engineer with experience in all facets of pavement and drainage design. You will be experienced in using MAGNET and AutoCAD and demonstrate a good understanding of the design and construction phases of projects. You'll have an eye for detail but at the same time be able to see the bigger picture and have the ability to inspect works, identify defects and quality problems and communicate solutions to teams in a respectful manner. You are a team player with the ability to train, mentor and develop other staff that are less experienced but also enjoy autonomy in your role. You

We are seeking someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree qualifications in Civil Engineering and experience in Civil Infrastructure Design
  • Eligible for membership to Institute of Engineers Australia.
  • SafeWork Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Class C Drivers Licence
  • Proven sound project investigation and design skills with civil engineering activities


About the Role

Full time: 70 hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $87,791 to $100,958 pa + 10.5% super + Civil Liability Allowance

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 11 December 2022

Contact: Matt Kinkead, Coordinator Project Development and Design - 0488 219 516


The primary purpose of the role is to provide a high level of service in the development of road and drainage designs in line with Council’s delivery and operational plans.

This includes:

  • Project manage and deliver designs for roadworks and drainage projects in line with Council’s strategic objectives
  • Provide written reports on work related matters, manage up and ensure all project related documentation is produced to the required standards
  • Mentor staff within the engineering team and facilitate their professional development while ensuring values and behaviours are adhered to
  • Champion a safety culture within the team to ensure a safe workplace for our people by monitoring compliance with policies, procedures, legislation, specifications and any other documentation required for the successful delivery of projects
  • Carry out survey investigations to ensure that designs meet construction objectives 

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.


About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; Tweed Heads, Byron Shire, Lismore Shire and Ballina Shire. The area is around three hours from Brisbane, less than an hour to Byron Bay and 30 minutes to Lismore. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion


The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together


To Apply


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  1. Please review the Role Description, outlining the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
  3. Complete the questions below, demonstrating your skill, experience and interpersonal suitability for the role. Click "Next".
  4. Attach your resume. (You may also attach a cover letter - this is optional).  The names of your documents should not contain any characters other than letters, numbers and spaces. Click "Next".
  5. Review your application to ensure everything is correct. Click "Confirm" to submit your application.
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  • Closing Date:11th Dec 2022, 12:00 am


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