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Role Description for Principal Engineer (Civil)



Closing date

Management & Delivery
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Vacancy ref


Salary per f/n

$3,869.00 - $4,148.50


Ross Poidevin

Salary per annum

$100,939 - $108,231


(07) 5563 6535


Program Delivery &







Basis of

Permanent Full-time

Special Conditions:

Applications will remain current for 12 months.

Any employee requiring placement who apply will be assessed on the basis of suitability.

We are seeking a high performing and innovative Principal Engineer (Civil) to contribute to
our vision: Connecting Queensland delivering transport for prosperity.
Queenslands Public Service
Our vision is to be a government of the 21st century; one government that is connected and working together to deliver smarter,
simpler outcomes that are responsive to the needs of Queenslanders now and for the future. We will create opportunities in
partnerships that are all about positive outcomes rather than just service delivery and regulation.
Our goal is to be the most responsive and respected public service in the nation. We will be more effective, deliver value for money
and ultimately achieve better outcomes for Queenslanders. Queenslands public service has five organisational values that will
support this goal.

Customers first

Ideas into action

Unleash potential

Be courageous

Empower people

Your opportunity
In the role of Principal Engineer (Civil) you will manage the operational aspects of the delivery of individual projects from local road
infrastructure programs and provide specialist technical expertise to project activities through effective leadership to project
managers on design, construction, maintenance projects and operation of road networks.
Accountabilities include:

Manage and co-ordinate contract performance and construction practices by ensuring that efficient procedures are
implemented and best practice is achieved; (can be replaced with accountability from Suite to specialise RD);

Ensure all quality and environmental aspects of the project are identified and addressed to maintain effective operation
and project delivery;

Provide support and advice on planning and design suitability and options, the use of materials, resources, components or
systems within the project, and construction practices and problems to ensure project success, value for money and best
practice are achieved

Manage the operational aspects of project delivery to ensure the effective and efficient use of systems and processes
involved with all phases of the project management model;

Maintain and apply all relevant standards, policies, guidelines and legislative requirements necessary to support
responsible decisions and courses of action for the design and construction of road infrastructure projects;

Supervise and coordinate resource allocation with the expectation that you would encourage effective teamwork and foster
a positive attitude toward the achievement of organisational objectives;

Identify and manage networks and alliances of all stakeholders and manage the expectations and issues of all parties,
including identifying possible political and high risk matters to ensure they are dealt with in a timely and professional

This position reports to the Principal Engineer (Civil) - Team Leader [Pre-Construction].

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Working at Transport and Main Roads

Transport and Main Roads actively encourages teamwork and innovation. You will work for an organisation which offers a variety
of state-wide work opportunities; a safe, healthy and secure workplace; professional development; and flexible work and lifestyle

Is this role for you?

The information in this section outlines the basis of assessment of your suitability for the organisation and the role. Please refer to the
role statement as attached for more information regarding this position.
Mandatory requirements:

A Degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent Civil Engineering qualification which is accepted by Engineers Australia is a
requirement of this position

Registration as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) is mandatory for permanent appointment to the

Unregistered applicants are encouraged to apply for the position provided they are eligible for registration in accordance with
the Professional Engineers Act 2002.

If the preferred candidate is not a current RPEQ a six month temporary appointment to the position may be offered, with the
appointee to be directly supervised locally by a Transport and Main Roads employee with RPEQ membership.

The temporary employee will be required to provide evidence of an application for registration within two months of
commencement and have attained RPEQ status within six months of commencement. If these requirements are not met
temporary employment will cease.

Current holder of a C class drivers licence.

TMRs Workforce Capabilities:

Manages internal and external relationshps
Models open communication. Actively and attentively listens to others

Builds networks with peers

Works collaboratively with others

Displays rigour in analysis

Shows judgement in decision making
Acts Proactively
Self directed (that is, can decide on a course of action to achieve objectices, without needing step-by-step instruction)

Works flexibly without supervision (that is, effectively manages new and unexpected events, and demonstrates
judgement about when to escalate issues)

Project Management (OCC)


Applies project management principals and methodology to achieve project outcomes.

Planning and Design (OCC)


You can use your technical expertise in applying engineering principles, techniques and methods to the planning and
design of infrastructure projects and the development of specifications and standards.

Engineering Operations (OCC)


Has extensive experience in engineering operations, manages processes, systems and people while providing input
into operations or systems.

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Your application
Please provide the following information to the panel to assess your suitability:

Your CV or resume (maximum five pages) must include the following:


your contact details;

a comprehensive employment history including functions or roles performed by you;
dates of employment;
major achievements / awards;
tertiary qualifications (with completion dates) ;
licences if applicable; and
Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) registration number (if possessed at present)

Applicants must also provide a covering letter outlining their knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to TMRs Organisational
and Role Capabilities under Is this role for you ? as well as their motivations for applying for the position. As a guide, this
document should be no longer than two pages in length.

Submit your application:

Applying online through the Smart jobs and careers website is the preferred means to submit an
application. To do this, access the 'apply online' facility on the Smart jobs and careers website. You will need to create a 'My
SmartJob' account before submitting your online application.
By applying online you can track your application through the process, maintain your personal details through registration and
withdraw your application if required.
If you experience any technical difficulties when accessing please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). All calls
relating to the status of your application once the job has closed should be directed to the contact officer on the role description.
If you do not have internet access and are unable to submit your application online please contact the Applications Processing
Team on (07) 3021 5465 or (07) 3021 5450, between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, to enquire about alternative arrangements.
Late applications cannot be submitted via the Smart jobs and careers website, so please allow enough time before the closing date
to submit your application. If approval has been granted by the Selection Panel for a late application to be considered, please
contact the Applications Processing Team on the numbers above to arrange this.
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Additional information

For more details about our organisation visit our website

Employees may be required to work in any other location as determined by business needs.

You may be requested to undergo employment screening (for example a criminal history check) as part of our selection process.

For more information about the role, its priorities and the organisational context please refer to the contact listed at the top of the
role description.

To be eligible for permanent appointment to the Queensland Public Service applicants must provide proof of Australian
citizenship or permanent residency. To be eligible for temporary appointment applicants must provide proof that they can
legally work in Australia.

In accordance with Section 52(3) of the Public Service Act 2008 and Section 687(3) of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 and
Public Service Commission Directive Early Retirement, Redundancy and Retrenchment, financial penalties apply for
severance benefit recipients who are re-employed by a Queensland Government entity, for greater than twenty days, within
the period covered by the severance benefit.

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) recipients are not eligible for re-employment by a Queensland Government entity for a
period of three years from the date of termination in accordance with the VSP Deed. Applicants who have been paid an early
retirement, redundancy, retrenchment, severance benefit or VSP payment from a Queensland Government entity within the
applicable periods are required to indicate this in the application form.

In accordance with the Public Service Commission Directive Voluntary Medical Retirement, financial penalties apply for
severance benefit recipients who are re-employed by a Queensland Government entity, for greater than twenty days, within
the period covered by the severance benefit.

Probationary periods apply to successful applicants external to the public sector.

A non-smoking policy is effective in Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.

All role description and selection processes are required to be aligned with Queensland Government Workforce Capability
Success Profile. For more information, visit

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