Would you like to enjoy the laid back lifestyle and waterways of the Northern Rivers for more than just a holiday? Want to avoid the traffic jams and parking woes, improve your carbon footprint and live a healthier lifestyle?

Ballina is situated on the surfing coast between Byron Bay and Evans Head, and lies between the waters of the Richmond River and North Creek which join to encapsulate Ballina as an island. Surfing, fishing, sailing and boating of all sorts are enjoyed in the Ballina vicinity. The hinterland is picturesque with national parks, nature reserves, waterfalls, rolling country vistas and quaint villages from which you can source locally grown fresh farm produce.

Ardill Payne and Partners (APP) is a multi-disciplinary firm of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers, Project Managers, Town Planners and Surveyors which has been practising in Ballina on the Far North Coast of NSW for over 35 years.

APP has a subsidiary office in Gunnedah and covers sites all around Australia for telecommunications and wind farm clients. APP provides engineering and management services to a large range of clients covering a great variety of work, including:

  • Property development
  • Telecommunications and alternate energy systems
  • Mining industry
  • Environmental investigation
  • Civil and structural engineering design
  • Surveying services
  • Town planning services

Current Positions

Senior Structural Engineer 

About the role

A position exists for a Senior Structural Engineer. We envisage the candidate would have a minimum of ten years design experience in a consulting engineer’s office and have experience in reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures.

APP undertakes a variety of structural engineering tasks from conventional, commercial, industrial and residential development, through to advanced engineering in the wind and telecommunications industries. Experience in first principles and advanced computer modelling, and design of slender steel structures would be beneficial. Remote field work will also be required from time to time.

This position offered is primarily as a permanent role, however a casual or contract engagement would be acceptable and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

If you have a high level of technical knowledge, enjoy challenges, are hardworking and want the opportunity to maintain a fantastic work-life balance whilst working in a friendly and co-operative environment, then please forward your application.

Salary Range

$95,000 – $125,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

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Ardill Payne & Partners

BALLINA: 45 River Street, PO Box 20, Ballina NSW 2478
02 6686 3280

GUNNEDAH:  Germane House, 285 Conadilly Street, Gunnedah NSW 2380
Phone: 02 6742 9955