Specialist/Technical Roles in project/Contract Management, Engineering

Date listed: 4/5/2019
South Mackay




Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore

endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks,

gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region. As we are continually growing and building the capability of our

workforce at council, we are now seeking some highly motivated professionals for the below roles.


The Design Coordinator (Estimating) will contribute to the operational success of the Capital Works Directorate by

developing, managing and improving the Estimating Program for the Capital Works department, with an aspirational target

of achieving results within 10 per cent of actual project costs.

The successful applicant will work with operational and planning teams to continuously develop and reconcile a capital

works estimating system scalable across all the Mackay Regional Council departments. Where required you may also

provide technical assistance for other personnel to adequately carry out their duties and to maintain and improve Council’s

Capital Delivery Program.


A rare opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Civil Designer to join the Technical Services team.

This position assists in the provision of engineering design and drafting services. The role will provide support to

Engineers, and Construction and Maintenance staff in the execution of the Council’s Works Program. The role also

supports the Assets Engineers & Manager in the provision of accurate concept and detail designs and estimates and

technical advice in the preparation of correspondence and reports to Council. Extensive experience in design, drafting,

estimating and project preparation for Local Authority works will advantageous.


These positions are to provide leadership to the work groups in the Contract Services Program and is accountable

for driving the overall performance in delivery of assigned projects/programs and teams within the Contract Services

program and for providing subject matter expert contract advice and guidance. This will be achieved through ensuring

the application of Project Management and Contract Management Framework to enable contracts to be delivered to the

contractual requirements for safety and environmental compliance, cost, time, quality, delivery and customer satisfaction.

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee

benefits and training and development opportunities.

In return for your valued contribution you will be rewarded with:

• Annual salary range and allowances (salaries are varying pending on role)

• Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)

• Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave

• 17.5% leave loading

• Flexible work arrangements

• May be eligible for salary sacrificing options

• Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts

• Study and assistance programs for career development

• Learning and development opportunities

• Employee Assistance Program

• Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

To apply

You will need to submit a resume, cover letter and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria. The selection criteria

can be found on the Position Description, available to be downloaded from the vacancy on council’s website. If you think

you are the right person for one of these jobs and are ready to catapult your career, visit www.mackay.qld.gov.au/careers

Applications close:

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect

and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful

and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to

deliver extraordinary results.

Craig Doyle

Chief Executive Officer

Mackay Regional Council

PO BOX 41 │ Mackay QLD 4740

Community Services & Development
Sub Sector
Community Development

South Mackay 4740