First listed on: 12 September 2020

Senior Design Engineer

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $90,300 - $107,685 per annum, plus superannuation, plus Civil Liability Allowance
  • location - South Grafton
  • flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave
  • access to leaseback vehicle

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to manage our civil infrastructure design team?  Do you like a variety of work across a wide geographic area?  If you are interested in the design of roads, stormwater and other civil assets, apply to join Clarence Valley Council’s Civil Services team for the opportunity grow your skills in one of the most scenic, beautiful and geographically diverse areas of New South Wales.

We are seeking an applicant to lead a survey and design team that is responsible for the design of all of our in house civil works.  There is a great variety of work as the assets the Civil Services section is responsible for include a large asset base of roads, bridges, stormwater, footpaths, cycle ways, boat ramps, jetties and much more.

We offer a great work / life balance, and STRIVE to make the Clarence Valley a community full of opportunity.

Download the position description here.


Alex Dalrymple, Manager Civil Services on (02) 6640 3557

Closing date

Monday, 5 October 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

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