Senior Engineer - Electrical Assets

Immediate start for an Experienced Senior Engineer with a Project management background dealing with Electrical Assets.

Initial 6 month contract with the potential to be extended. 

Primary purpose of position:

This position ensures that the design, implementation, and management of public domain lighting schemes, and associated electrical and lighting infrastructure is consistent with the City’s standards, the 2050 vision and sustainable renewal objectives.

Position Objectives:

The major objectives to be achieved by the Senior Engineer are as follows:
  • Good governance, strong project management control, contact management and effective decision making in the delivery of Electrical and Lighting projects.
  • Producing, checking, verifying/approve electrical and lighting designs evaluating and agreeing measures and contract variations.
  • Meet the City’s legislative obligations and contractual conditions in relation to delivery of public infrastructure, facilities and services.
  • Ensure that the design of all public domain lighting and electrical infrastructure, complies to City’s and all relevant Australian Standards; including, but not limited to AS/NZS1158; AS/NZS 3000; AS/NZS 4282.
  • Produce high quality, professional reports and correspondence, tailored to suit the identified audience, outlining objectives, explaining implications and options in a short, sharp manner on a monthly basis or as required by Management.
  • Monitor and report on all key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to the program including, but not limited to delivery timelines, lighting design control, energy usage, energy costs and budget control.
  • Effective risk management through proactive identification, prioritisation, treatment, monitoring and reporting of risks, linked with strategic planning, business planning and the performance measurement process.
  • Work autonomously to meet competing priorities and tight timeframes; and
  • Be held accountable for working conditions under the control of the position and for detecting any unsafe or unhealthy conditions or behaviour and to take immediate steps to investigate and rectify any risks to health, safety and welfare arising from any activity.
  • Ensure all works commences promptly, with adequate briefing, scoping, and appropriate sign-off by all interested parties.
  • Ensure the work is delivered on time, within budget and to the organisation’s quality requirements.
  • Projects are carefully monitored to ensure that potential problems – which may produce cost over-runs are confronted and resolved.
  • Undertake comprehensive project reviews, including cost control, coordinate and participate in committees and business meetings as required.
  • Deliver a high standard of customer service through the provision of advice, consultation with and sharing of information with all levels of staff across all divisions of Council. External liaison will be at all levels within a range of public and private sector organisations.
Position Accountability's
The major accountability's for the Senior Engineer are:
  • Develop and implement lighting and electrical renewal/additions programs.
  • Prepare and maintain City’s technical specifications for lighting and electrical design.
  • Meeting the success criteria developed and approved through the City’s Project Management Process, including preparation of all required project briefs, plans and reports for consideration.
  • The position holder will be required to work flexible hours, including night-time work as part of the normal duties of the post to undertake inspections as required.
  • Effective risk management in line with City policy and procedures.
  • Complying with and keeping abreast of any relevant legislation, as well as ensuring the City meets obligations associated with contracts, or agreements.
  • Ensuring strong and effective communication and consultation with the Community, government agencies and other stakeholders; providing a responsive, informed interface; establishing and maintaining partnerships for change.
  • Production of high quality, professional reports and correspondence, provision of presentations and advice at Council meetings, public forums and other meetings, during and outside working hours.
  • Prepare site specific specifications and review lighting and electrical designs, drawings, calculations to ensure high quality designs and certificates compliant with Australian and City Standards, including, but not limited to AS/NZS1158; AS/NZS3000, AS/NZS4282.
  • Resolve on-site construction issues and resulting deviations from approved design. Provide site-specific solutions and alternative design options.
  • Lighting and electrical asset handover inspections and coordination of electrical compliance testing witnessed by COS electrical service provider.
  • Review as-built data and coordinate recording of data in the City’s asset register.
  • Value adding, constructive participation in internal and external project meetings and workshops.
  • Effective time management and prioritisation of tasks to meet allocated, competing responsibilities and tight time frames.
  • Adhere to all relevant Council policies and procedures.
  • Implement Council’s WH&S and EEO policies and procedures and work within and monitor expenditure within designated budgets.

Work Health & Safety Responsibilities
Team Leaders are responsible for the health and safety of all persons under their direction. As such they are responsible for assisting their managers implement the OHS policy and procedures by:
  • Consulting on WH&S in their workplaces through “toolbox” talks or regular team meetings.
  • Monitor and provide input for the quarterly performance of WH&S.
  • Conducting inductions for all new and transferred staff.
  • Implement Contractor procedures within the Unit and audit their performance as required.
  • Promote and support the implementation of the Manual Handling, Hazardous Substances, Plant Safety, Confined Spaces and Noise Programs as appropriate to the area.
  • Attend WH&S training.
  • Supervise workplace inspections.
  • Prompt Manager notification of accidents and incidents.
  • Implement the City’s Return to Work Program and investigating all incidents.
  • Implement all risk management activities.
  • Complying with the WH&S record keeping requirements.
  • Implementing all other requirements as outlined in the City’s WH&S Procedures manual (See Responsibilities and Accountability's)
  • Ensure compliance with WH&S Document Control as outlined in the WH&S Procedures Manual
  • Ensure compliance with WH&S Process Control as outlined in the WH&S Procedures Manual
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing procedures as outlined in the WH&S Procedures manual
  • Complying with all other responsibilities as detailed in the WH&S Management System and WH&S Procedures Manual as amended from time to time.
Authority to Act
  • The incumbent has the authority to take any reasonable steps to ensure that the smooth flow of operations is maintained, providing the actions are consistent with the responsibilities of the position and subject to any limitations, corporate policies, procedures or safe work method statements.
  • All personnel have the power to stop work in circumstances that are deemed an immediate risk to health and safety until a satisfactory resolution is agreed / implemented. Such circumstances may include life threatening situations or those that could result in loss of limb or other significant lost time injury.
  • The position has a significant degree of autonomy in developing strategies, programs, policies, service delivery arrangements and managing contracts for public domain lighting infrastructure.
  • Matters which have a significant effect on the strategic or policy direction of the Unit, Unit budgets or the City’s statutory or financial reporting obligations are to be developed and discussed with the Technical Services Manager.

Essential Criteria
  • Tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in Contract and Project management including writing of briefs; checking, evaluating, agreeing measures; contract variations; development and implementation of project plans and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing public domain lighting principles, reviewing and approving lighting and electrical designs produced by external consultants, and electrical inspection and testing procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing electrical and lighting design briefs and coordination with the contractors.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication, leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills and advanced problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles.
  • Hold a Class C Driver’s License.
Desirable Criteria
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the functions, obligations and operations of Local Government.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lighting design packages including AGi32 and Perfectlite
  • Demonstrated understanding of Smart City principles, preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge and experience with AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge and experience with smart lighting.
  • Knowledge and experience with sports field lighting.
Benefits – Perks
  • Well being initiatives – Employee Assistance Programs – Social Clubs – Discounts for health insurance or gym memberships – Vaccinations and health checks
  • Coaching & Mentoring – Study assistance – Reward and recognition programs.
  • Diverse and Inclusive workplace – Career Development
If you have the above essential skills and available for a 6 month contract with potential to extend - Apply now with a Word formatted resume. 

For a confidential discussion call Alex Dunbar on 9250 8043 or Email
Sydney (Sydney C B D)
Alexander Dunbar