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Principal Structural Engineer (Vps Sts)

Victorian Building Authority - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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This is an exciting time for an innovative and strategic senior technical specialist to join the VBA and be part of the team working together to create a better future for industry and Victoria. This brand-new role will be yours to make your own, and an opportunity to influence outcomes.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

This key specialist role will report to the State Building Surveyor and provide leading technical advice and recommendations, promote compliance, best-practice and manage risk to improve outcomes. This role will work collaboratively with the Principal Fire Safety Engineer and Principal Plumbing Specialist to drive a risk-based approach and real change, represent the VBA at forums, and lead education development.

Who are we looking for

 - A collaborative senior structural engineering design specialist (10+ yrs) with extensive construction industry experience and advanced knowledge of the construction industry, codes, regulations and standards in Victoria/Australia
 - Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise, negotiate and influence a diverse range of stakeholders, provide authoritative advice, and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefs and recommendations
 - Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to partner with industry and the business and co-design future efficiencies
 - Highly developed analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated experience and capability to identify and address emerging policy issues, develop strategies and frameworks and deliver positive and innovative solutions.
 - Tertiary qualifications in Engineering essential
 - Registered building practitioner in the category of Engineer (Civil) or demonstrated eligibility for registration in Victoria desirable 

What you can expect in the role

 - Be part of a passionate and motivated team within a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation
 - Amazing employee engagement program, career development, flexible work arrangements
 - Competitive salary STS7 + 9.5% super

 - Opportunity to take the lead as the key technical specialist and make a positive impact on the organisation and Victorian community

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

 - A detailed copy of your resume
 - A cover letter briefly outlining your relevant skills and experience and what attracted you to the role
 - Relevant qualifications
 - Drivers licence

Please note: Only electronic applications submitted via careers.vic.gov.au will be accepted. As a public sector standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence. A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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