Salary:                               $106,758.60pa + 11.5% Superannuation
                                           Relocation assistance available up to 2/3 of removal costs. 

Position Status:                Permanent, Full Time     

Hours of Work:                 35hour week, 9 day fortnight. 8am to 4:45pm with one hour for lunch.    

Closing Date:                    5.00pm, Sunday 4 August 2024

About Cowra & Council

Cowra is located within beautiful Central NSW on the banks of the Lachlan River. It is approximately one hour from the regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange, two hours from Canberra and four hours from Sydney. The town is situated at the intersection of three state highways; the Mid-Western Highway, the Olympic Highway and the Lachlan Valley Way, making it a central hub for travel, freight and logistics.

Covering 2810 square kilometres, the shire includes a number of small villages which feed into the Cowra township and contribute to the shires’ agricultural and cultural growth. These villages include Billimari, Darbys Falls, Gooloogong, Morongla, Noonbinna, Wattamondara, Woodstock and Wyangala. Cowra is a town with deep historical ties to Japan and is regarded as a centre for peace. Its public identity became a part of World War II history with the Cowra Breakout of 1944. This tragic event in the town’s history led Cowra to focus on promoting the values of friendship and reconciliation, something which the town still projects today.

Not only is Cowra a historical town, it is a town with a love for food and wine. It is surrounded by vineyards and grazing rich farmlands with quality restaurants and cafes, and also includes endless water and camping opportunities with Wyangala Dam only a short drive away. Cowra is a growing community with a number of primary and high school education options, health centres, sporting clubs, community groups and limitless weekend activities. It is the perfect place to raise a family, study, work or retire.

Cowra Council employs over 200 full time equivalent staff, our vision is to be a leading, innovative and creative community, proud of our place in history and offering opportunity with the best of country living. The region enjoys a range of economic, social, educational and health services with a welcoming community that embraces new members from all backgrounds. We strive to provide, maintain and extend Council services to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Shire. We aim to actively lead, facilitate and foster sustainable development and wealth generating opportunities through agricultural, industrial, commercial and tourism growth.

About the Opportunity 

Cowra Council is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Assets Engineer with expertise in developing and maintaining management strategies and plans to join our team. The position is responsible for updating Council's asset registers, asset management plans, and developing Council wide capital works programs. The Assets Engineer carries out annual asset valuations for all asset categories, updating and managing asset management systems accordingly. Applicants will need to possess a degree in Engineering, highly developed communication skills and demonstrate an understanding of assets management, risk management and quality assurance.

As the Assets Engineer you will have;

  • A four year engineering degree from an Australian University or equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Professional engineering experience, preferably Local Government experience.
  • Experience associated with total assets management, risk management and quality assurance with an understanding of the Work Health & Safety Act, regulations and environmental management principles.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement Asset Management Programs.
  • Current NSW Class C Drivers license.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyse and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources and recommend options that ensure legislative and budgetary compliance is achieved.

The successful applicant will have a positive, can do work attitude with the ability to work autonomously within a small team environment and demonstrate the ability to take initiative.  

The Benefits

The appointment will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award and Cowra Shire Council's policies and conditions of employment. 

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact and join our team that values safety, innovation, and community, we'd love for you to apply!

Benefits of working at Council include:

  • Fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO)
  • Four weeks of Annual Leave per year
  • Access to Long Service Leave after five years
  • Three weeks sick leave per year
  • Wellness Programs and Health and Wellbeing initiatives including two (2) Health and Wellbeing days per year.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid parental leave

In addition, we value work-life balance and offer opportunities for training and professional development. 

Position Details

  • $106,758.60pa + 11.5% Superannuation
  • Permanent Full Time
  • 35hour week, 9 day fortnight. 8am to 4:45pm with one hour for lunch. 
  • Employment conditions are in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award
  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position

Position Description

Please click on the link for a full copy of the Position Description.

For further enquiries please contact Manager - Assets & Technical Services, Ian Thomas on 02 6340 2108. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed and rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested.

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two employment related referees. 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.

Cowra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise at time of application. 

Applications Close: 5.00pm Sunday 4 August 2024  

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing, drug & alcohol assessments.
  • Please include two referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current.
  • Provide the applicable Working with Children Check number if the role applied for requires a Working with Children Check.
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications.

Privacy Statement

As part of the recruitment process, Cowra Shire Council will be collecting information about you. This information is private information for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act. This information will be included in the recruitment file and only accessed by members of the Recruitment Selection Panel. 

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.




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