Development Engineer

About the opportunity

Our team is growing and we are looking for an energetic, motivated and experienced Development Engineer to join our Development Services Unit! We are interested in hearing from experienced development engineers, or recent graduates with an interest in the development industry. If you are a recent graduate, or have proven knowledge and experience in the Development realm, we would love to hear from you. This is a unique chance to come in at ground level and work your way up to become a key player as our valued Development Engineer. Alternatively, if you are looking for your next career move to enhance your portfolio, this may be the job for you as the Cessnock LGA attracts a wide-range of development proposals, relating to large-scale subdivisions; wine-based tourism facilities; temporary events; and significant commercial and industrial developments.  

In this role you will contribute to the provision of professional development engineering input relating to development and subdivision works matters in order to ensure that Council achieves its objectives and is compliant with relevant legislative requirements. You will assess development applications and associated applications such as subdivision works certificates, subdivision certificates and section 138 applications, as well as assist in compliance with conditions of consent during civil construction works.

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


An attractive remuneration package is on offer which will be negotiated with the successful candidate and includes 11.5% superannuation and a leaseback vehicle. Financial assistance for relocation to the area is also available. 

Why Work For Us?

You will be located in the picturesque Hunter Valley which is located just 120 kilometres north of Sydney and 40 kilometres west of Newcastle. Our region is well renowned as Australia’s oldest wine producing region and has a tourism industry worth an estimated $521 million. 

Working at Cessnock City Council you will have access to a wide range of benefits and options to help you balance your work / life commitments. These include;

  • Flexible work arrangements options including hybrid work arrangements, nine-day fortnight and RDO (19 day month) scheme
  • Leaseback Vehicle
  • Generous leave entitlements including Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 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

 Applications Close: Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact: 

Arsh Singh, Acting Principal Development Engineer on 02 4993 4140

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:15th Feb 2023, 12:00 am


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