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Castle Hill, Australia

Reference: 5628197

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and highly skilled professional Senior Waterway Systems Advisor to join our Stormwater & Waterways Management team. The primary function of this position is to monitor, review and implement initiatives, activities and projects related to Council's natural waterway assets, develop and manage relevant section of capital works program, assist in the management of floodplain risk management process and provide expert specialist technical advice on waterway assets, WSUD initiatives, assessment of development applications and strategic land use planning in accordance with professional engineering standards and best practice principles.

Duties include:

  • Develop, review & analyse stormwater quality treatment models (MUSIC) for infrastructure projects;
  • Develop & provide advice on water sensitive urban design (WSUD) initiatives;
  • Manage & provide high level project management for waterways improvement projects, including project scope development, selection of specialist consultants & cost control;
  • Review applications & provide technical advice with regards to complex development proposals;
  • Assess design & environmental assessment reports for infrastructure projects (REF, VMP, CEMP);
  • Provide specialist design & construction advice for infrastructure projects;
  • Review & prepare detailed design documentation for infrastructure projects.

About you:

To be considered for this role you will possess:

  1. Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or Natural Resources, Urban Geography, Environmental Planning or similar qualification;
  2. Extensive experience in natural waterways management, including the interpretation of outputs from hydraulic, hydrologic & water quality modelling, flood studies & floodplain risk management studies;
  3. Sound demonstrated experience & knowledge in the design, construction & maintenance of waterway systems & stormwater infrastructure utilising WSUD techniques, riverine processes & principles of stream rehabilitation & legal aspects of natural resource management;
  4. Substantial experience & sound knowledge of contract & project management principles and development of asset management plans, particularly management of waterway assets;
  5. Demonstrated consultant management experience, including review of consultant designs;
  6. Working knowledge of Local Government Act, Roads Act, Environmental Planning & Assessment Act & other related legislation;
  7. Current Class C Motor Vehicle Driver's Licence.

Working with us:

THSC employees enjoy: Performance Bonuses, Learning & Development Opportunities, Active Social Club, Modern Office Location, Variable Leave, Proactive Wellbeing Initiatives, Onsite Café and Working for the Community.

Position details:

Permanent Full Time Role, Position Number S1068;

Salary: Circa/From $103K to $108K based on knowledge, skill, experience + Superannuation + Car Allowance [$12,855 per annum].

Next steps:

Please review the Position Description available on Council's Careers Page and submit your application online at by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
Employment will be subject to clearance on the following pre-employment checks: Psychometric Testing, Reference Checks, Identity Check, Drug and Alcohol Screening and Medical Check, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check.

The Hills Shire Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity. We assess applications on merit and suitability related to the inherent requirements of the position. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

We're seeking individuals who embrace our values and can work collaboratively to deliver quality customer services and infrastructure to The Hills Shire community.

Applications Close: 21 Sep 2021