Department of Regional NSW
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Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

  • 493379
  • Engineering
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Based in Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Dubbo or Queanbeyan
  • Salary from $85,488 to $94,326 plus super and leave loading (package up to $104,678)

This role can be based in either Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Dubbo or Queanbeyan. while we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance to frequent the office regularly.

Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


About the role

We are currently seeking an Engineer to join the Dams and Dam Safety Team within Public Works Advisory (PWA), a division of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

In this role you will be providing engineering advice in the field of dams engineering, focussing mainly on structural engineering.  Our projects include regular dams surveillance and reporting, dams safety investigations, and investigations and concept and detailed designs for new dams, raising, strengthening and dam upgrades.  Our work typically includes all associated infrastructure, including inlet and outlet works and gates and valves.

Additionally, you will be instrumental in supporting client needs to ensure the delivery of projects having regard to time, cost, quality, safety and environmental targets.


About you

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline (civil and structural engineering, environmental engineering) with eligibility for member status of Engineers Australia;
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in structural engineering related to dams and water retaining structures, or civil engineering with a particular focus on aspects of dams engineering, dams surveillance and dam safety studies;
  • Hydraulic engineering related to dams;
  • A working knowledge of relevant structural engineering software, including slope stability analysis;
  • Experience in the structural design of a broad range of civil infrastructure including roadworks, bridgeworks and reinforced and post-tensioned concrete;
  • A valid NSW driver’s licence and a willingness to drive to remote locations which may include overnight stays.


About Us

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. At the Department, we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments and strong primary industries. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

Public Works Advisory is an advisor and enabler of the best possible infrastructure solutions for local communities across New South Wales. We partner with State Government agencies and Local Government authorities to deliver an exciting variety of critical projects of varying scale and complexity.


Why Choose Public Works Advisory


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

If you would like to hear more about this role please contact George Samios, PWA’s Principal Engineer, Dams and Dams Safety on 


Closing Date: Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 11:55pm


A recruitment talent pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

Closing date: May 11, 2021

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