Design Engineer (Water and Sewer)

Job No: OCC345
Location: Orange, NSW

Grade: 11
Weekly Hours: 35
Annual Salary: from
$88,151 to $96,085
(inclusive of 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance & 10% Excess Hours Agreement)
(excludes superannuation)
(actual salary paid will be dependent on experience and qualifications)

View the full Position Description by clicking HERE

About Orange City Council

Orange City Council is committed to making a positive contribution to both our region and our local community. With around 500 employees, we take pride in being both for and part of the Orange community. Our aim - to make Orange a better place to live today and tomorrow.


An exciting opportunity exists to join our Engineering Team, as the Design Engineer (Water and Sewer).

Reporting to the Strategic Design and Planning Engineer, you will be responsible for providing expert engineering technical know-how in the investigation, options development, design and delivery of Council’s water and sewerage infrastructure projects, including liaison with external and internal agents.

In this newly created position you will put your extensive experience to good use as you assist with the development, design and delivery of long term water and sewerage strategies and projects, including the investigation, planning and design of water and sewerage infrastructure works and the provision of strategic advice on engineering computations, estimates and contract specifications.

You will also be responsible for the approval of water and sewerage engineering plans for developments, the project management of renewal, upgrade and expansion works and the management of design consultants.

Being a newly created position this is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark and take a leading role in the ongoing development and delivery of Council's water and sewer strategies, plans and projects.


To be successful in this role we need:

  • Someone with extensive work experience in civil engineering, preferably in water & sewer design, at both a strategic and operational level;
  • With experience using CAD design packages, preferably experience in 12D, AutoCad and DRAINs;
  • With experience using hydraulic modelling software, preferably with experience in InfoWorks WS and InfoWorks ICM;
  • With demonstrated knowledge of the WASA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the Water and Sewerage Industry;
  • With the ability to work independently, as well as the capability to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines;

You also need to have Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or an associated discipline, a current Class C driver’s licence and a General Construction Induction Card (White Card).

To apply, please complete all the questions below. Please be aware that you will be asked to add attachments (such as your resume) after clicking next. Unfortunately you cannot save your application and return to it later.

If you have any queries relating to this role, please contact or telephone Wayne Harris on (02) 6393 8066.

Applications close Sunday 29th October 2017 @ 11pm.


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