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About the Position

We are seeking a Specialist Surveyor operator dedicated to 3D real world data capture, to produce 3D models and datasets for various engineering, hydrographic and planning requirements.  The position will be responsible for the successful delivery of a diverse portfolio of 3D projects, end-to-end management of 3D datasets, improvement and implementation of 3D data capture systems and working as part of a team to solve technical problems.

The position requires a high level of expertise in 3D reality capture utilising terrestrial laser scanning, mobile laser scanning, UAV LiDAR, UAV imagery and bathymetry data collection using vessel mounted single and multi-beam echosounders. A requirement of this position will be to assist with the delivery of internal and external hydrographic and engineering survey works such as vendor auditing and internal QA where necessary.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Undertake and/or manage minor, moderately complex and complex multi-disciplinary:
surveys for set out of construction works and capture as constructed survey data using sound project management methodology predominantly associated with water bodies. E.g. boat ramps, foreshore works, boardwalks etc.
Hydrographic surveys including coastal survey for monitoring and modelling the ocean and beaches, the City’s system of canals, inland waters and lakes and associated infrastructure.
Prepare or supervise the preparation of hydrographic and engineering survey plans and processing of associated survey data.
Support and/or drive internal initiatives that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
Manage assigned projects and tasks allocated to resources to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, to a quality standard and meet customer requirements and expectations.
Provide supervision of daily activities and on-the-job training to any subordinate survey staff.
Train key staff in:
the procedures and processes for hydrographic and engineering surveys
new surveying equipment and/or software as required
Contribute to the development of surveying documentation including surveying procedures and safety manuals for Quality Assurance and Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
Conduct surveys to contribute to and improve the State survey control network.
Provide advice associated with scanning for external surveys in consultation with the Coordinator Cadastral Surveys and External Surveyors where required.
Provide specialist technical advice to the Infrastructure Delivery Branch, the Directorate and Council articulating concepts in ‘Plain English’, ensuring consistency and clarity of advice to ensure the integrity of the project objectives.
Contribute to the development and delivery of business improvement projects, to improve survey services practices and procedures.
Participate in the assessment and selection of new surveying equipment and/or software and development and review of associated survey procedures.
Liaise with Senior Surveyors to advise of equipment maintenance issues in line with Survey Services equipment maintenance schedule.
Would you like to know more about the role we have available? If so, please click on the Job Description which covers the role responsibilities and key deliverables.

About you

You are a strong team player with a ‘can do’ attitude in an environment of competing priorities. You have highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills ensuring consistency and clarity to provide advice relevant to survey practices. You will bring your knowledge and experience to this role including:

Well-developed supervisory experience including the ability to develop and motivate staff, provide expert advice and set and monitor project outcomes.
Well-developed analytical, problem solving and investigative skills with the ability to contribute to the development of new techniques and methodologies, as they apply to surveying.
You will have a Bachelor or Degree in Surveying (or equivalent qualification) and significant experience in 3D scanning, hydrographic and engineering surveying.
You will have a current registration as a Surveying Associate or above with the Surveyors Board of Queensland or the ability to gain registration.
You will have a current ‘C’ class Driver’s Licence (Manual)

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

Working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and flexible working arrangements
A friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded
Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
A competitive remuneration and options to salary sacrifice
See what other benefits the City can offer you here:
About us

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

The City of Gold Coast is the second largest Council in Australia. Operating seven directorates and employing more than 4000 people with a commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

The Infrastructure Delivery branch is responsible for the design and construction of new infrastructure and significant rehabilitation works for roads, stormwater, drainage, buildings and bridges (excluding GCW and EDMP projects/ infrastructure). The branch delivers approximately 500 projects each year. Project management services for local area works and community services projects are provided for customers external to the City Infrastructure directorate.

How to apply

City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

There has never been a better time to join the City of Gold Coast! So, if this sounds like you and you are ready for this rewarding challenge with City of Gold Coast, then:

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Complete your application with your Resume and answering the screening questions with detailed responses outlining your relevant skills and experience in support of your application for this position.
The Selection Process

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SparkHire, and a face to face interview or virtual interview via Microsoft Teams or Skype. You may also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council’s procedures.

Please note applications for all of our vacancies close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

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