(originally uploaded on 13 Nov, 2023)
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Water Engineer, Graduate to join the Engineering Department of Forbes Shire Council.
Reporting directly to the Manager Water, the aim of this position is to support Council’s Water and Sewerage infrastructure and services to ensure that the current and future vision and goals as outlined in the Community Strategic Plan are met on behalf of Forbes Shire Council and the community.
Working both independently and as part of a Water Team, you will work to achieve timely and appropriate outcomes on an exciting range of projects.
To view a copy of the Position Description, please click HERE
Desired Skills and Experience
MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town.
In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1-hour flight or a 3-hour drive to Canberra. We are also located halfway between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in Mining or construction as well as a thriving agricultural base.
Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administration, Strategy, environment, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangement, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.
With a $50 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Goldridge Estate, subdivision development, Central West Industrial Park, Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state-of-the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently delivering major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.
Our future plans are related to the IP&R framework in Local Government and our emphasis is in the areas of preservation, growth and development in Infrastructure and asset management, governance and leadership, community development and environment and heritage. We have ambitious goals set out in our Community Strategic Plan – paving the way for an ever changing and growing Forbes Shire, and Central West hub into the future. Forbes Council values vibrancy and energy, community partnerships, high quality delivery and the safest operations for our staff and the community. Come and be a part of our team!
Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process will be collecting information about you. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the HR team and members of the interview panel.
It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the panel review committee are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.
Forbes Shire Council's selection process stages are outlined below: