Flood & Drainage Engineer

About UsKempsey Shire Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and is known for its genuine hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, rock river gorges, sprawling farmland and peaceful villages.The OpportunityAwarded Employer of Choice in 2019 and 2021 in the Macleay Valley Business Awards, Council has an exciting opportunity for a Flood and Drainage Engineer to join our Strategic and Asset Planning team. Reporting to the Coordinator Design and Investigation, the Flood and Drainage Engineer plays a key role within the team in improving safety and building flood resilience for our community, as well as contributing to the sustainable management of Council’s stormwater drainage network and natural waterways.The successful candidate will also act as Council’s appointed Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) as required.  This role provides executive support to the Local Emergency Management Committee and to the Local Emergency Operations Controller, and will require out of hours response during emergencies as part of a rotating roster. To be successful in this role, you should possess tertiary qualifications in engineering (or related discipline) and/or extensive experience relevant to the role; and experience in the development and implementation of floodplain management programs (including flood studies and risk management studies and plans); resolving complex stormwater and drainage matters; project management; and an understanding of emergency management concepts.For full details of the key accountabilities of this position, please download the Position Descriptions below.On offerIn return, you will be rewarded by:Career developmentPermanent Full-time position, 35 hours per week with a 19-day monthA fantastic lifestyle and work life balance, with access to Fitness PassportWeekly salary of $1,820.69 to $2,049.21 (plus 10% superannuation) Key accountabilities include Develop and implement Council’s floodplain management program (flood studies and risk management studies and plans)Coordinate planning for flooding, including completion of flood and drainage modelling and strategic studies that inform provisions for infrastructure planningUndertake stormwater and drainage investigations, including modelling, assessment and catchment analysisCoordinate Council’s Flood Risk Management Technical GroupAct as Council’s appointed Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) as requiredFor further information regarding this role please contact Erin Fuller on 02 6566 3200.How to ApplyYou must apply via Council’s webpage http://careers.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/ or through Seek.  Emailed or posted applications will not be considered.To download a copy of the Position Description, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.  It is important to read this carefully to understand what the job involves.Please click the Apply button below (or the Apply for this job button in Seek), complete the application form and provide the following information:A short statement (maximum 2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities of the role.Your current resume which details your work experience and any other information that is relevant to this role as well as the contact details for two work related referees from a supervisor or Manager.We recommend you use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome to submit your application.Applications close: Sunday, 8 August 2021 at 4pmYou will receive an e-mail to confirm your application has been received.NOTE:  All correspondence will occur by email.  Please ensure you check your emails regularly.If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6566 3200 or email jobs@kempsey.nsw.gov.auThank you and good luck with your application.We are an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate our diverse workforcePosition DescriptionPosition Description LEMO 94000 AUD West Kempsey 2440