Senior Civil Designer

Full Time
Wollongong NSW
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Full Time Wollongong Posted 5 months ago

Are you a Senior Civil Designer looking for your next challenge, then now is the time to become a part of our Wollongong team.

Orion is a development services consultancy that has rapidly become known for providing superior value to our Clients. We are honest, accessible, and valued for our commercial mindset and use our deep understanding of development to drive innovative solutions to complex projects. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are an equal opportunity employer. Our culture is inclusive, fun, and dynamic and we love to challenge the status quo. We invest in our people and provide them with opportunities to become the best they can be. And now we are expanding.

Wollongong is a vibrant Coastal City, our office is located a short 5-minute drive from the popular North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong CBD, with ample street parking and easy access. Head for a surf, swim, walk or simply just get out of the office for a coffee on lunch.

Wollongong and the surrounding suburbs are in a period of growth, with several new projects in and around the CBD and the West Dapto Urban Release Area. Calderwood and Shell Cove offer new and vibrant communities for people to live in.

Working for Orion gives the opportunity to work on projects locally within the Illawarra but also in the greater Sydney Basin and NSW regions.

Your Role

  • As a Senior Designer your main duties will include civil design primarily within urban development
    space, including roads, lot grading and drainage infrastructure.


  • Undertake documentation and design tasks with a demonstrated working knowledge in the
    use of 12D/Civil 3D at an advanced level
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgement in anticipating and solving design
  • Coordinate design and drafting activities with drafters to provide drawing sets to Orion
  • Liaise with various project stakeholders including; clients, consultants and relevant
  • Manage the invoicing and budgeting of projects
  • Ensure quality control processes for each project are implemented and documented
  • Ensure work output is of a technically high standard, meets client needs, and activities are
    commercially viable
  • Adoption, promotion and adherence to the Orion Consulting’s Quality Management (QMS)
    and Work Health & Safety (WHS) Systems.
  • Implementation of good practice, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to support the
    ongoing success of the business.
  • Assist with growing and developing the company and its drafting standards to help provide a
    unique and modern drafting/ design method to be adopted by the company
  • Provide technical support to peers, as well mentor junior staff to further develop knowledge
    base and assist in career progression
  • Assist management in preparing tenders submissions including scope of works and project

Skills and Expertise

  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 6+ years civil engineering design and drafting experience within land development
  • Advanced working knowledge in the use of 12D/Civil 3D, DRAINS & MUSIC software
  • Advanced working knowledge with the use of Auto CAD/Civil 3D software
  • Sound understanding of hydrological and hydraulic design principles
  • Demonstrated understanding and compliance with Australian standards and LGA road and
    drainage design principles
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing road, lot and drainage strategies independently
  • Ability to coordinate design and drafting activities
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Excellent computer skills

Performance Goals

  • Completing complex civil engineering designs to a high standard
  • Ability to lead projects effectively and deliver within time and budget.
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgement in anticipating and solving design
  • Maintenance of strong, enduring and cooperative working relationships with all
  • Commitment to the professional development of peers within the Orion Consulting business
  • Engagement in the ongoing review and improvements to the Orion Consulting business
    processes to identify opportunities for efficiencies or value-add to either Orion Consulting or
    its Clients
  • Demonstrable commitment to the positive culture within the Orion Consulting business and
    the promotion of Orion Consulting as a consultant and employer of choice


  • We offer a boutique working environment with a young and diverse team of project managers, construction managers, designers, planners, and engineers who are dedicated to providing superior service to our valued clients.
  • We have a structure that offers opportunities for career progression alongside the growth of the business.
  • We offer unstructured mentoring, guidance, ongoing support, and supervision.
  • We focus on spending more time getting the job done by minimising processes and administration tasks.
  • We organise regular social activities.
  • We offer a flexible/hybrid working situation
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience.

Please send your resume through to [email protected]

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