First listed on: 14 June 2024

Water and Sewer Designer

  • Work in a dynamic and customer focused team and on a range of interesting projects in the local community
  • Permanent full-time
  • Balance your life with a 9 day fortnight 
  • Flexible work arrangement options are available

About the role

As the Water and Sewer Designer, you will be responsible for the planning and design of water and sewer infrastructure across the Central Coast Community. 

You will use your well developed communication skills in managing external consultants and providing technical advice, stakeholder management and presentation of all stages of the design process. 

You will have the opportunity to get out and about in the great outdoors to undertake field inspections, ensuring accuracy of plans and designs that are to be delivered in line with the works program.

You are the designer we are looking for if you like the challenge of being responsible for the investigation, survey and design of water and sewer infrastructure and have a sound understanding of Australian Standards.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Provide written and oral technical advice, plan designs, provide concept designs, coordinate and prioritise work to ensure that Council’s water and sewer infrastructure is
    delivered in a professional, effective and efficient manner within agreed time frames, taking in consideration internal and external stakeholders
  • Carry out field inspections, investigations and field survey as required in order to deliver accurate plans and designs
  • Understanding and proficiency in applying the principles of Safety in Design
  • Preparation, interpretation and analysis of designs and design specifications to ensure detailed estimates and project requirements
  • Perform administrative functions associated with the position to meet the objectives including but not limited to managing, planning, designing, report writing, letter writing,
    spreadsheet and database usage and using Council's document management systems
  • Scope development and monitoring compliance of external design consultants, in regards to design intent, constructability, safety, quality and regulatory standards in all

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Diploma qualification in Civil Engineering OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role
  • Current Construction General Induction Card – NSW SafeWork or equivalent or willing to obtain
  • Current Class C Driver's Licence
  • Experience in a civil engineering design role
  • Knowledge of engineering surveying and proficiency in drafting design plans and drawings using AutoCAD drafting software
  • Experience in the successful design delivery of a range of infrastructure and/or service projects
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in Water and Sewer infrastructure designs using 12d Model and other design software

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for this position sits between $85.8k - $103k + superannuation
  • This is a Permanent full time.
  • This role will be able to access a 9 day fortnight
  • We are able to offer hybrid and flexible working conditions for this role. 
  • This role is located at the Erina Depot.
  • Successful candidates may be required to have vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces medical.

Council will be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships. 

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

What to know more?

The contact person for this role is Cathy Newton Designer Manager. You can contact them on 02 4325 8820 or on email at

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 7 July 2024. 

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Central Coast Council is ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia. 

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

How to apply

We have put together some additional resources to help you apply for a role at Central Coast Council.

By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information that you provide in this application is true and correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false. 

You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks including reference checks, Working with Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, employment history and an Australian Federal Police Check, as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

You also acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

To lodge your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Answer the on-line questions shown below.
  2. Attach your resume 
  3. Attach your qualifications and licences.

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need. If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. For further instructions please click here

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finalise your application.  

If you don't have access to a computer or electronic device, you can lodge your application at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1-hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications being presented by recruitment agencies. 

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