Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144857
  • LocationPort Macquarie
  • SalaryOther allowances attached to this role
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted24 days ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman
This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

Why work anywhere else!

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales where Birpai the traditional owners of the Port Macquarie region have occupied the region for thousands of years. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population over 86,792.Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy, and natural beauty such as rainforests and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the Port Macquarie region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone.

Why the team needs you

As the region continues to experience significant growth, the Community Infrastructure Division of Port Macquarie Hastings Council are looking for an Operations Engineer to bring specialist civil infrastructure engineering support to City’s Transport and Stormwater Network.

On a typical day, this role will:
  • Provide Engineering Support for road, bridge, and stormwater network maintenance
  • Provide Engineering Support for minor civil infrastructure works
  • Provide Engineering Support for large annual programs involving bitumen sealing and asphalt works
  • Coordinate with engineers, coordinators, and team leaders the management of contractors, plant, labour, and equipment
  • Conduct regular inspections and manage expectations of the community
  • Ensure services are delivered to Council policies, procedures, standards, and regulations
What you’ll bring to the team

First and foremost, you will share PMHC passion to improve the community’s quality of life and play a part of city-shaping projects that change the way we move around our city. To help us achieve this we are looking for someone who has a Degree in Civil Engineering or significant demonstrated experience in a similar role.

Your communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to work effectively with diverse teams and team members. You will also utilise these skills to liaise with clients and other stakeholders, providing them with information to create the best outcomes for their projects.
With strong time management, problems-solving, and prioritisation skills, you will effectively manage the constantly changing priorities faced in this role, providing effective and timely solutions for the planned and emergency repairs of the Council's infrastructure assets.

Why you’ll want to join the team

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on diverse projects , finding solutions to challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Salary: (exclusive of super): In the range of $100,083.60 to $112,626.72 depending on skills and experience
Benefits: Flexible work arrangements, hybrid working and flexi-time, discounted gym membership, career development opportunities, annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus annual salary review, long service leave after 5 years and employee assistance program.  

Vehicle: This role would qualify for a Leaseback Motor Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance 
Allowances: Civil Liability Allowance 3.5%

The Next Step

If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the role, or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106 or email