Designer Cadet

Job Description

Designer Cadet

Gladstone Regional Council is proud to help facilitate the upskilling of our region in a diverse range of roles and across a variety of Council locations. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to delivering outstanding service to our community. 

Council has an opportunity to appoint a permanent full time Designer Cadet to contribute to Council’s success. This Cadetship is an opportunity to undertake an Associate Degree of Engineering (Civil Engineering) and is based at the Calliope Office. Upon successful completion of your Cadetship, you will become a Designer with Council.

About the Opportunity

  • Full-time work, part-time study with education financial assistance, on-the-job training and paid study time.
  • You will gain important on the job experience to grow in your role and become a proficient designer under a team of mentors.
  • You will be exposed to a wide variety of municipal infrastructure projects in both size, scale and technical scope within Local Government.
  • The Asset Designs team are solutions focused, continuously working towards improvement initiatives and improving systems and processes to enhance the outcomes of the section.

 About You

  • Currently studying or eligible to enrol in an Associate Degree of Engineering.
  • Completed Year 12 or AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • Commitment to undertaking relevant study and a career in the Design field.
  • Technical ability to develop skills in a civil engineering environment.
  • Eligibility for membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Ability to gain an understanding of and apply Guidelines, relevant Acts and Regulations, Engineering Guidelines and Standards.
  • Ability to gain an understanding and develop competency operating Council's current engineering software packages being AutoCAD and Civil3D.

Applicants are required to answer the job specific screening questions and provide a resume. For further information about the role, please refer to the position description.


  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees.
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution.
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance.
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Councils Values –

Safe - We are uncompromising in our commitment to safety, which is reflected in our attitude, our decisions and our actions.

Ethical - We operate with transparency, openness and accountability at the fore.

Responsive -We respond by being present, proactive and solutions focused, and we deliver on our commitments.

Visionary -We plan as future-thinkers and opportunity seekers and we have the courage to shape a better future for our community.

Inclusive -We create and value diversity and we actively demonstrate our commitment to equality and inclusivity.

Community -We care about each other and our environment and we recognise that community is the core of our business.

Efficient - We deliver; we challenge the status quo and we continually find better ways to reduce cost and improve services

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should note that due to the volume of applications expected, the evaluation process will take several weeks and feedback on individual applications submitted is unable to be provided.