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					                                      CITY OF WHITEHORSE POSITION DESCRIPTION




                                              Project Engineer

Classification: Band 6                                Effective Date:

Reports to: Design & Construction Coordinator         Tenure: Full time

Goal Statement

To undertake functions related to the design and construction services for the City of Whitehorse to ensure that
the design and construction of roads, drains, traffic management devices and a range of other civil engineering
works are undertaken throughout the municipality are completed in a professional, timely and quality manner.


Key Responsibilities

Position Specific Responsibilities
   Scoping, design, estimating, consultation with the community and various authorities for a variety of projects
   in the roads, drainage, special charge schemes, parks, traffic management devices, underground power
   and car parks in accordance with the principle of Council’s Ecovision Strategy.
   Project management and administration of the various projects encompassing preparation of contract
   documentation, writing of Council and other reports, evaluation of contracts, supervision of works,
   processing of payments and all other associated duties with delivering a quality project
   Monitor and manage the budgets of the various projects assigned to the position
   Assist in the development of strategic advice to Council on asset management issues with infrastructure.
   Contribute to the development of a culture of quality, industry best practice and customer focus across the
   engineering team.

Corporate Responsibilities
   Adherence to all Corporate Policies, Procedures and the Overarching Principles in the current Whitehorse
   City Council Collective Agreement.
   To understand and adhere to the Risk Management Policy (as it relates to the employees work area) and
   related procedures that are designed to minimise injury and/or loss to individuals, assets and equipment.
   Reporting of any matters that may impact on the safety of Council employees or citizens, assets and
   equipment.


Authority


Budget: Manage budgets on a project by project basis with assistance from the supervisor.

Staff responsibility: Nil.

Decision making: The position has a variety of industry standards that can be used or adapted to provide the
best design and contract management solutions to a number of different problems. It is expected that the
incumbent should be able to manage his own workload with minimal consultation with senior staff


Key Relationships

Liaises with residents, industry bodies, government agencies and a variety of staff, management and
Councillors.
Selection Criteria (Essential)

Qualifications and experience
   Bachelor of Engineering
   Relevant experience in design and contract management of civil projects such as roads, drainage, parks,
   etc.

Technology
   Experience in Microsoft suite of applications (word, excel, outlook, access), GIS systems, Experienced user
   of Autocad and Civilcad design packages

Other technical skills and experience
   Experience in the development of forward works programs
   Contract management and administration skills are a necessity
   Excellent understanding of Occupational Health & Safety responsibilities

Interpersonal
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage a variety of complex tasks concurrently,
    ability to gain cooperation and assistance from clients, members of the public and other staff members.

Leadership/management:
   Having the skills required to influence and lead other staff in the organisation is well regarded.

Notes and comments: (Include items applicable to this position)

    Short listed candidates may be required to attend a pre-employment medical examination.
    A current drivers licence that meets the requirements of Vic Roads is essential.
    May be required to attend out of hours meeting.

				
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