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Current Opportunities

Administration Officer – Northern Rivers

Barker Ryan Stewart currently has an Administration Assistant position available in our Northern Rivers office to assist with providing a range of administrative support to staff and clients. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Attend to reception, including greeting visitors, answering and screening telephone calls and redirecting to the appropriate member of staff. 
  • Provision of general administrative/secretarial support and assistance to staff and the Company Directors. 
  • Assist with the preparation of tenders and submissions. 
  • Undertaking projects as assigned by the General Manager and Company Directors. 
  • Provide administration support to projects / services. 
  • Provide regular project reviews and reporting to the General Manager as required. 
  • Conduct thorough self-checking of work to ensure accuracy of information. 
  • Collection, distribution and posting of mail. 
  • Upkeep and cleanliness of office facilities, including boardroom, common areas and kitchen. 
  • General office administration tasks including filing, typing, data entry and secretarial support as required. 
  • Perform general office duties as required. 
  • Adopt continuous learning and improvement processes in all aspects of the position. 
  • Implement, participate and promote Company Policies, processes and procedures. 

About you: 

  • Certificate III or IV in Business Administration/Services, or equivalent. 
  • Class C NSW Drivers Licence. 
  • No previous administration experience required. 
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and databases. 
  • Minimum typing speed of 40wpm. 
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. 
  • Show initiative when undertaking tasks. 
  • Good customer service skills. 
  • Ability to follow instructions. 
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.  
  • Committed towards undertaking duties efficiently with a strong attention to detail. 

Town Planner – Northern Rivers / South East Queensland

We currently have a Town Planner position available in our Northern Rivers or South East Queensland office locations to work on a variety of planning and infrastructure projects that we are involved in. We are ideally looking for a candidate with planning experience in both NSW and Queensland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake town planning tasks on projects, both in the office and on site.
  • Provide planning services which are fit for purpose, practical, cost effective, comply with relevant design and regulatory standards, and comply with WHS and Quality Control requirements.
  • Proactively plan, manage, coordinate, track and run assigned projects.
  • Provide regular project reviews and reporting to your applicable Manager and Directors as required.
  • Provide technical advice to management, staff and clients.
  • Keep up to date with relevant legislation, policies and regulations associated with town planning and urban development.
  • Liaison, coordination and management of clients, sub consultants, authorities and contractors.
  • Assign and check work of technical staff assigned to work on a project.
  • Review and check town planning and urban design related information prepared by others.
  • Undertake site inspections.
  • Attend and participate in client meetings.

About you:

  • University Degree in Planning / Town Planning or equivalent, recognised by The Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Minimum two years previous town planning experience, experience in another consulting position would be advantageous.
  • Ideally have planning experience in both New South Wales and Queensland.

Survey Technician – Hunter

We currently have a Survey Technician position available to join our Hunter office to work on infrastructure and subdivision projects that we are currently involved in.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake field surveys (including topographic, engineering, pegging and setting out) to the required accuracy within the field.
  • Undertaking surveying services which are fit for purpose, practical, cost effective, comply with relevant surveying and regulatory standards, and comply with WHS and Quality Control requirements.
  • Undertaking field data reductions and calculations.
  • Preparation of set out files and digital terrain models.
  • Maintaining, calibration, auditing and cleaning survey equipment in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements.
  • Setting up of survey equipment.
  • Preparation of legible and accurate field notes for each project.
  • Preparation of WAE plans suitable for signing by a Registered Surveyor.
  • Preparation of digital files to assist Surveyors in the field.
  • Assist in the reduction of field data.
  • Preparation of plans in accordance with relevant Titles Office standards.
  • Providing technical guidance and advice.
  • Preparation of technical reports on assigned tasks.
  • Interpreting survey information for drawing, computation and/or survey needs.
  • Coordinating survey teams and projects.
  • Liaising with clients and attending client meetings where required.
  • Provide regular project reviews and reporting to the Survey Manager/s and/or Directors as required.
  • Conduct thorough self-checking and the checking of surveys, information, drawings and documentation undertaken by others.
  • Work closely with team members to clarify survey and/or documentation issues throughout the design, documentation and construction phases of projects.

About you:

  • Tertiary survey qualifications.
  • 5 years+ previous survey experience.
  • Strong all round surveying skills and experience.
  • Experience using 12D/Civil 3D and AutoCAD software.
  • Experience working with a range of survey equipment.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and individually.

Civil Engineer / Designer

We currently have a Civil Engineer / Designer position available in any of our office locations to work on infrastructure and subdivision projects that we are involved in.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of civil engineering designs and reports for subdivision bulk earthworks and road and drainage, including OSD and WSUD.
  • Preparation of civil engineering designs and reports for building projects, including bulk earthworks, car parks and stormwater drainage (OSD and WSUD).
  • Preparation of civil engineering designs for Council road and drainage infrastructure.
  • Providing designs which are fit for purpose, practical, cost effective, comply with relevant design and regulatory standards, and comply with WHS and Quality Control requirements.
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities.
  • Work closely with engineering team members to clarify design and/or documentation issues throughout the design, documentation and construction phases.
  • Proactively plan, manage, coordinate, track and run assigned projects tasks.
  • Provide regular project reviews and reporting to the Design Manager and Directors as required.
  • Provide technical advice to management, staff and clients.
  • Undertake site inspections as required.

About you:

  • Certificate III in Drafting Trades, Diploma in Civil Engineering and/or University Engineering Degree recognised by Engineers Australia, or equivalent.
  • 2+ years previous civil engineering design experience desirable but not essential.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge and experience using 12D and Civil 3D design software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Drains and Music software.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

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