Water & Wastewater Drafter/Designer

Job No: PEAK253
Location: Queensland

The Region

Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia and the gateway to mining and agricultural regions. It is perfectly positioned as Australia’s gateway to Asia. 

This diverse economy has significant industries including retail trade, health and education services, government administration and defence, construction, mining, manufacturing, and property and business services. Together, Queensland Rail and the Port of Townsville provide a transport hub for the region’s mining and agricultural industries.

Townsville is also a major service centre, and the main centre for government administration outside Brisbane. Regional health services are provided by the Townsville Hospital. There are several research institutions such as James Cook University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the CSIRO. 

Almost centred between Cape York and Brisbane on Queensland’s coast, the state’s unofficial second capital has a big city offering with a small-town feel.

Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history, beautifully preserved Federation architecture, a smattering of islands just off its coast, and a normally vibrant dining scene. 

 About Council

Townsville City Council is the largest regional council in Queensland and is characterised by its culture of teamwork and significant portfolio of major infrastructure assets. Council has undergone a whole-of-organisation transformational change which has placed their customers at the heart of everything they do and allowed them to take advantage of exciting opportunities to revolutionise the delivery of services to a community of more than 190,000 residents. Council strives to facilitate sustainable economic development for the region, enhance quality of life for their residents, and identify and unlock the potential of the City through inspired leadership, co-design of services with the community, and sustainable and innovative business partnering.

Within this ever-changing world there couldn’t be a better time to secure a Permanent role in Local Government and make that ‘sea change’ happen in a move to North QLD.  Council will support you every step of the way to make this a reality so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call.

The Position

This is a critical position for the organisation so you can truly make your mark and work on some exciting water and wastewater projects.

Key requirements include:

  • Drafting of plans for water, sewerage and civil infrastructure to IPWEA and local government standards
  • Knowledge in the detailed drafting/design of pipes and fittings
  • Experience in pipeline drafting/design using 12D or Civil3D
  • Ability to work collaboratively with design engineers to produce high quality plans
  • Ability to interrogate 3D exports from 12D to produce details and design plans
  • Experience drafting in AutoCAD

Success in this role will come from your ability to create very detailed and highly accurate drawings within expected time frames for use by the Engineers and Project Managers so project deadlines can be met.

About You

Renowned for consistently delivering high quality and accurate drawings – you are now ready to be given some design work and to be in an environment where work/life balance is genuinely embraced. You will probably earn more than you are now, only work a 9-day fortnight and get 5 weeks annual leave! You will also work closely with other Engineers so the opportunity to continue learning and further developing your skills will excite you.

Your current and/or previous Manager’s will describe you as someone able to:

  • work under minimum supervision and across multiple projects simultaneously
  • demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • work as a team player and as a person who can take constructive feedback as a learning exercise
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of submersible pumps, valves, pipework etc
  • prepare civil site layouts, cross-sections, long-sections using AutoCAD
  • display a basic knowledge in hydraulics (preferred)

Why this role?

If you're not a local and a ‘sea change’ is something you’ve been looking for this could be your chance to enjoy life away from the extreme measures being experienced in the southern states and to enjoy all the benefits of a large regional city in a coastal location.

The financial rewards, career development and work/life balance scenarios make this an attractive role in North Queensland. As a guide and dependent upon qualifications and experience, a salary of up to $92K + super will be paid to the successful applicant. You will also work a 9-day fortnight, have 5 weeks' annual leave, and receive generous relocation assistance if successful in your application. Council will also assist with border permits if you are moving from interstate.

How to Apply

You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

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Applications will close at 10pm on Monday 17th August 2020

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall - Principal Consultant at Peak Recruitment Services on 0438 943854.


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