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Technical Officer (Civil Works)

Position Details:

  • Work type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Mundubbera
  • 9-day fortnight

Why work with us?

 There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

About the role

An exciting career opportunity exists for a full-time Technical Officer to join the Civil Works team.  Reporting directly to the Civil Works Manager, the successful candidate will provide technical support and assist to ensure that the projects undertaken by the Civil Works section are effectively planned, delivered and maintained to Council and the Communities expectations.

About you

While experience within Local Government is highly desirable, it is not essential as we are looking for solutions focused individuals that can deliver positive outcomes for the community. Successful candidates will also hold or be undertaking formal qualifications in an Engineering, Construction or Project Management focused discipline.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Civil Works team to analyse the performance of infrastructure assets to better inform future investment decisions.
  • Assist in the development of infrastructure plans for roads, bridges, drainage, footpaths, aerodromes and parks and open spaces.
  • Develop project bid documentation suitable for inclusion in operational and capital budget processes.
  • Perform the duties of a contract administrator and/or quality officer.
  • Assist in managing projects and contractors and deliver minor projects.
  • Assist with the development of project documentation including plans and quality documents.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters
  • Relocation assistance applicable to some roles


Applications close:  10:00pm, Monday 22 July 2024


For further information regarding this position please contact Darren Simpson from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

Due to the nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be physically fit and able to satisfactorily pass Council’s medical and functional assessment based on the physical and safety requirements of the position.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodation / housing the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market. Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.