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Civil Engineer Cadet (3rd Year)

Job No: SHELL253
Location: Shellharbour NSW

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 78,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

  • Supported Professional Development and Tertiary Qualification
  • Live and work in a relaxed coastal lifestyle

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible, contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth?

Shellharbour City Council is committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. 

The role:

The Engineering Cadetship is a structured training and development program that includes undertaking part time study in a relevant tertiary course and practical work experience in the work areas of Engineering, Asset Strategy and at our Oak Flats Works Depot.

The Cadet will commence employment with Council as a third year student.  

As a Civil Engineer Cadet you will gain and develop new practical skills and experience in a wide range of engineering functions in one of the most rapidly developing cities in NSW. This includes working and contributing to the design and construction of local projects including roads, traffic, subdivision control, flood management, waste services, civil works, engineering forward planning and projects and contracts.

We offer:

  • Temporary full time position for up to 4 years (depending on stage of course completion).

  • Commencing salary starting from $48,157.20 per annum (depending on stage of course completion), plus 9.5% superannuation. 

  • Payment of course fees upon receipt of enrollment record.

  • Additional Allowance of $230 per semester for essential student expenses such as administration fees, course materials including textbooks and prescribed readings.

  • Study and Examination Leave for face-to-face and online courses.

  • Structured Cadetship Program including a Training and Rotational Placement Plan, Mentor and Peer Program.


For further information about the position, click here for the position description. 


Contact:  Kristi Barrett, Learning & Development Business Partner on 4221 6236.

Closing date: Sunday, 23 August 2020 at 11:30pm.



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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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