Graduate Engineer (Civil)
Our vision, your career.
People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and an exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places. Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.
Main Roads is offering enthusiastic, committed and ambitious graduates who are interested in working in our Goldfields-Esperance region, a three-year regional graduate program with long-term career opportunities. This hands-on position based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder is available for individuals who have completed their Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering within the last two years.
The future you get is the one you create.
We are looking for highly motivated recent civil engineering graduates who have a thirst to identify and help solve complex issues related to the construction and maintenance of road assets located on the road network. You are not afraid of being stuck in the nitty gritty of construction challenges. You will embrace the unexpected and take pride in making a real impact whilst putting your engineering skillset to use. Each task, activity or project will be different and at times will involve travel away from your base location in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, sometimes for short periods of up to two weeks depending upon the work roster.
Goldfields-Esperance Region specialises in contract delivery, you will gain exposure on small construction projects (intersection upgrades/road widening/passing lanes) to maintenance projects (reseal/pavement repair and rehabilitation) to even larger projects involving replacement and new road construction.
You want to make a real difference to the lives in the community, drawing on your stakeholder engagement skills and communication style to effectively engage consultants and contractors to deliver works collaborately in order to achieve a successful and safe outcome. You will form an integral part of a motivated team, led by the Regional Manager, and have your eyes set on living and working across our golden outback, the largest region in Western Australia.
Along with a training program to suit your role, you’ll learn on-the job, guided by your supervisor and mentors, plus there’s a network of support that will help you feel like a valued member of the community. To experience what our backyard has to offer, there is a wide range of social activities for you to explore.
If you need to relocate to the region suitable accommodation will be provided, at subsidised rental rates, along with coverage of relocation costs as per the Main Roads EBA.
In addition to your base salary and 9.5% superannuation, the following regional benefits are available to you, given the location of this position is the Kalgoorlie-Boulder office:
- Commuted Overtime Allowance of 13.5% per annum, if you agree to work an extra 3.45 hours per week on top of your standard 37.5 or 40 hour week
- District Allowance of $2,354 per annum
- After 12 months of service, you can access our annual leave travel concession (reimbursement of return airfares to Perth once per annum).
- Generous power subsidies paid fortnightly to assist with air conditioning, electric hot water or gas hot water bills
- A communications subsidy of up to $20 per month, to assist with your telecommunications bills and keep in touch with friends and family in other locations
Get ready to apply. It’s simple.
As a community focused organisation, we value transparency and an honest conversation. Applying is simple, straightforward and free from aptitude testing.
For this role, you will have completed a Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering, or undergraduate Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) within the last two (2) years. If you meet this requirement, please have a look at the information sheet attached, and submit an up to date CV as well as a two (2) page cover letter outlining the following key points:
- What attracts you to work for Main Roads in the Goldfields-Esperance Region?
- Tell us what you think are the key challenges of working in a remote region and what will you bring to the Goldfields-Esperance team?
- Describe how you would you build new relationships with various stakeholders in a regional community?
You will also need to provide us with a copy of your ‘C’ class Drivers licence and a copy of your most recent academic transcript.
If you are successful, you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical.
To find out about how your work in Goldfields-Esperance Region can make a direct impact on the community, watch this video on the recent Great Eastern Highway upgrade
If you get stuck with your application please call John McKelvie, Recruitment Manager on (08) 9323 6173 or email email@example.com.
For job specific questions please contact Katherine Davie, Workforce Development Manager (08) 9323 4817.
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity; we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.