Job Details
  • Reference394007A_1655353879
  • LocationDocklands
  • SalaryAU$112000 - AU$140000 per annum
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted19 days ago
  • ConsultantNimmy De Silva

Principal Storm-water Engineers

The Principal regulates and collaborates with the development industry and private landowners in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to investigate, design, strategically plan and review the Development Services Schemes (DSS) to provide new water assets required to meet the needs of Victoria's Population Growth in line with other, sometimes competing, Strategic Objectives.

This is the Senior Expert role that provides the highest level of technical knowledge and management function for the Service in their allocated area.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in undertaking professional engineering work including major assets and capital engineering approvals in the general area of civil engineering (including environmental and geotechnical matters).
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver engineering and planning decision services in a complex and high volume setting
  • Extensive demonstrated understanding and continuous professional development in the development industry as they relate to development planning and subdivision matters, floodplain management, waterway management and drainage, waterway health and waterway liveability.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with knowledge of the development industry to able making 'on the spot' decisions providing supports to Case Managers through complex issues and ambiguous situations with financial implications
  • Demonstrated experience in the application and review of complex civil engineering specification, documentation, tenders in relation to flood modelling, engineering and environmental assessment reports.
  • Extensive experience in the management or relationships and proposals for assessment from engineering and urban planning consultants.
  • Ability to project manage all accountabilities with varying complexities, often with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in acting independently and with discretion in the Asset Infrastructure Design & Review profession including asset engineering design, asset inception project management, flood modelling and urban strategic and statutory planning making in a referral authority, local or state government or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, preparing evidence and presenting to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Community Groups, developers and landowner forums and events, and in training peers and team members in the same skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills together with high level verbal and written communication skills leading small teams and making decisions in a blended working (office and home) environment.
  • High level of external and internal influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to build and maintain strong personal and corporate relationships and gain the confidence and support of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability in using asset and process management technology, systems,


  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in Civil/Land Development Engineering required.
  • Previous extensive experience in decision making in complex Civil Engineering and Urban planning related area of work including Waterway Design / Flood Resilience / Integrated Water Management / Stormwater engineering projects and approvals required.
  • Project, workload and delegated decision making management experience required.
  • Experience in the direct management of a Development or closely aligned Service required.
  • Experience in Victorian Statutory Planning processes and legislation required.
  • Experience in Financial Management of Development Services schemes, Development Contribution Scheme or other Infrastructure Contribution Plans strongly preferred.
  • Senior Management business leadership experience in a similar State Infrastructure delivery organisation preferred.
  • Experience in people and technical leadership strongly preferred. Informal mentoring and coaching experience required.
  • A current Victorian driver's licence.
  • A criminal records check.

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