Private Works Engineer

About us

City of Palmerston is the Northern Territory’s youngest city and is located 20 kilometres south-east of the Northern Territory’s capital Darwin. It has a population of approx. 40,000 and is currently undergoing a significant period of infrastructure growth and development.

City of Palmerston (CoP) is “A Place for People”. We place people at the centre of all that we do and deliver, by providing excellent services to our community.


Our Commitment to You and Our Customers

At CoP we value

  • Teamwork
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Sustainability and Self-Sufficient
  • Quality Resources
  • A culture of Continuous improvement 

In addition to our focus on culture, values, and behaviours, we embed our Customer Service Charter in everything we do both internally and externally. The pillars of our Customer Service Charter are:

  • Make it easy for customer
  • Perform with pride
  • Listen, learn and act
  • Evaluate and improve


About the Role

The Private Works Engineer will ensure development and private works are efficiently delivered with legislative, industry and budgetary requirements being complied with and in the best interest of Council and importantly, our Community.  

Working with the Development Lead, the Private Works Engineer is responsible for the coordination of a range of programs and services that contribute to the delivery of the City of Palmerston Community Plan including:

• Subdivision and development
• Coordination of works by others (i.e. works permits)
• Capital works
• Civil maintenance and operations
• Contractor coordination
• Road safety and traffic management 


What you need:

We are looking for a team player with high level energy, enthusiasm, flexibility and determination to achieve objectives within a range of competing demands. With Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering and/or Project Management coupled with practical working experience, the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across the organisation.


What you receive:

  • Competitive leave entitlement with 6 weeks Annual leave a year 
  • Training & Professional Development opportunities
  • A great team who will support you to achieve professionally and personally
  • Access to wellbeing initiatives and Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to Salary Continuance



At City of Palmerston, we embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


To Apply:

To view a copy of the position description and to 'Apply' please see below.

Applications Close: Monday,  6 February 2023


Vacancy Description - 20230123 - Position Description - Private Works Engineer - P4027.pdf (181 kB)
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