Development Engineer

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Development Planning team to facilitate the implementation of road, drainage and ancillary works as part of the Subdivision Construction process and ensure that developments are in accordance with Council requirements and standards.

You will also assist with the production of innovative and effective policies, plans and practices for the development of Council’s Road and Drainage related infrastructure.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing and evaluating submitted engineering documentation including drawings and specifications relating to all private subdivisional development to confirm compliance with relevant Council standards and requirements.
  • Overseeing construction of approved subdivisional works in accordance with Council standards including monitoring of safe construction techniques and procedures.
  • Liaising with developers, consultants, contractors and statutory authorities and providing authoritative advice on Council standards and requirements.
  • Liaising and directing activities of Council subdivision inspection personnel.
  • Monitoring quality control of construction works.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or several years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles in examining engineering documentation for subdivisional plans.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a professional team.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, tactfully and concisely with staff and members of the community.
  • Ability to set priorities and plan/organise work allocated.
  • Ability to problem solve and think laterally to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.


  • Knowledge of Subdivision Act, Planning and Environment Act, Local Government Act & Water Act.
  • Substantial experience in Land Development processes.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 5 April 2021

Click the Apply button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

22/03/2021 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Engineering
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