First listed on: 02 October 2019


Graduate Operations Engineer

(Full time, 12 month contract)

Located in the northern rivers area of NSW, Rous County Council is a special-purpose local government organisation that delivers bulk water and provides flood mitigation and weed biosecurity services.

The position

The Graduate Operations Engineer will provide project, operational support and assistance to the operations team managers.

Qualifications and experience

This role requires a degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering together with demonstrated experience in managing site works and concurrent tasks.

The successful candidate will have sound communication skills with the ability to build and maintain cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience in the Microsoft Office suite of products and knowledge and understanding of roles and responsibilities under the WHS Act 2011 is essential for the position.

You must also be committed to promoting Council’s Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.

Please refer to the position description for full details of essential criteria.


Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $63,564 - $74,349 per annum based on skills and experience plus statutory superannuation (9.5%) and generous working conditions including a 70 hour, nine-day fortnight. A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening and a criminal background check is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.



A position description, information package and further details about Rous County Council and how to apply are available on Council’s website at or by contacting Human Resources on (02) 6623 3800.


Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description.


Applications can be forwarded by:

  • email to

  • by post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480, or
  • delivery to Reception on Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore.


    Applications close: 9:00am Wednesday 16 October 2019  


    Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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