Design Engineer x2

About the opportunity

Are you an experienced Design Engineer seeking a new opportunity? If the idea of being professionally challenged in a diverse and interesting role surrounded by a supportive team in a growing LGA sounds like the perfect role then look no further.

As a result of the continued growth being experienced within the Cessnock LGA, we have two new opportunities available for Design Engineers. You will utilise your technical knowledge and experience to undertake investigation, design and delivery of civil infrastructure projects including pre-construction and construction services. This position will provide a computer aided design and drafting service for refurbishment and construction of civil infrastructure together with technical support to the Principal Engineer, Design & Project Management.

To find out more about your next career opportunity: Position Description


Attractive Renumeration Package


Council has a wide range of fabulous benefits available for staff including;

  • Full-time 35 hours per week
  • Flexible work arrangements and work/life balance options including hybrid work arrangements, nine-day fortnight and RDO (19 day month) scheme
  • 11.5% superannuation
  • Leaseback Vehicle
  • Generous leave entitlements including Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities including access to Council's Study Assistance program
  • Generous corporate fitness program for you and your immediate family members 
  • Free parking on-site
  • Fabulous location in the picturesque Hunter Valley!

Applications Close: Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact: 

Soren Ryan, Principal Engineer, Project and Design Management on 02 4993 4252

How to Apply:

Please complete the application form below and provide detailed responses to the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the role description, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. Your candidate suitability is determined by your responses to the selection criteria, for more information on how to address the selection criteria please visit our How to apply page.

Pre-Employment Screening:

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council may also complete a range of other pre-employment checks, such as references, employment history checks, working with children checks or a criminal record check.

About Us:

At Cessnock City Council our success is built by our people and core values. We offer you a direct connection to the community, providing opportunities to both inspire growth and sustainability in our diverse region. We're committed to building a passionate and inclusive workforce. 

We are committed to the value of respect, and we strive to have an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

We partner with the Veterans Employment Program and the NSW Government to implement recruitment practices dedicated to supporting veterans to pursue a career in local government. Our aim is to support veterans finding suitable, sustainable and meaningful employment.

There are options available to request adjustments. If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.



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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering, Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical, Engineering Chemical
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:1st Feb 2023, 12:00 am


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