Australia is influenced by domestic and global trends, now and into the future. While change is constant, it is increasingly complex and interrelated. The pace of change today is rapid and accelerating. These forces play a role in creating an uncertain environment for policy and investment, which has implications for Australia’s infrastructure over the coming 15 years.
The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 has identified seven significant and interconnected influences for the future:
Quality of life and equity considers Australia’s overall quality of life and areas where living standards remain unequal because of social or geographic factors. It explores how unequal access is addressed through wellbeing and liveability frameworks to guide decision making and investment.
Cost of living and incomes considers the relationship between quality of life and the cost of living, and the impacts for people on lower incomes and those who live outside of the inner areas of fast-growing cities. It looks at changes to the cost of essential household items and services, against flat wages growth and high levels of household debt, reducing household budget resilience and capacity to pay.
Community preferences and expectations examines the changing preferences and expectations Australians place on institutions, services and products, largely enabled by technological advancements. Not all Australians are experiencing the benefits of Australia’s economic growth, and trust in governments and businesses appears to be falling. Governments and businesses are using improved technological capabilities to adapt to and shape-changing community demands.
Economy and productivity reflects on Australia’s long-term positive economic growth and the ongoing shift to service and knowledge industries – the latter posing economic productivity benefits, but also contributing to uncertainty. At the same time, economic activity and jobs are increasingly located in urban areas. It also considers challenged public sector budgets, very low levels of net debt and opportunities for sustainable borrowing.
Population and participation shows that Australia’s population is growing, ageing and urbanising, providing opportunities but also posing challenges to our economic and social wellbeing. Participation in the workforce is increasing across Australia, particularly for women and older people who are working longer.
Technology and data considers the impacts of technology evolving at a faster rate, and in more interconnected ways, than ever before. This provides opportunities for improved decision making and individualised products and services. While Australia is an early adopter of consumer technologies, we struggle to commercialise our own innovations and expertise. Protecting data privacy and security is a challenge as our lives become more connected and digital.
Environment and resilience considers how Australian society has been shaped by and relies on, its environment. Our environment is experiencing increasing weather extremes and threats to biodiversity from human activity, particularly due to the effects of global climate change. Australia’s response to climate change and environmental management is currently falling behind growing community support for change and international progress.
Ultimately our nation-building infrastructure is heading in the right direction.
Infrastructure spending is helping to drive the Australian economy. Deloitte Access Economics lists $324b worth of private and public infrastructure projects and Infrastructure Australia has identified $55b worth of projects on its national priority list over the next 15 years.
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This position will suit a driven Senior going on Principal level engineer who has a diverse background across Structures for infrastructure projects, mainly focusing on Bridges. The role will be technical go to for the client, liaising in project offices with Contractors and RMS/TfNSW. This isn't a hands on design role but does need someone who has done that in the past. The role is more in line with Project Management and technical oversight. The role is broader than just bridge engineering but the candidate we are looking for will need to have bridge design experience in NSW as well as other structural engineering experience. What is critical is someone with very good knowledge of AS5100 and RMS Technical Directions and Specifications. In the role of Senior Civil Structures Engineer You will; Lead, project manage and undertake assignments in Australia and Globally Deliver engineering solutions and report results Undertake structural design and analysis using across a broad range of structural types and using various international standards Coordinate design as part of an internal team and liaise with external associated professionals and our clients Carry out peer reviews, to ensure consistency and excellence in delivery of our technical work product Manage client relationships Act as a line manager with involvement in resourcing, recruitment, training and mentoring and coaching To be considered for the role of Senior Civil Structures Engineer, you will require: Experience across a range of bridge projects ideally in NSW, must have worked on RMS projects Relevant tertiary engineering qualification The ideal candidate will be Chartered with Engineers Australia Working knowledge of structural processes and design, with particular emphasis on data interpretation, design and analysis, construction and advanced numerical modelling Computer analysis of structures and design of structural elements in common materials (steel, concrete, composite, fibre reinforced concrete and CFRP) Structural analysis/finite element software and familiarity managing projects with 3D BIM Managing projects, with a track record of delivering for your clients What this opportunity can offer you An exciting opportunity to join a small, growing team and be involved in high profile infrastructure projects International project scope Competitive salary Discretionary and Profit Share Bonus schemes Flexible working arrangements For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / email@example.com or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer to to join a growing Engineering Consultancy and become part of their well respected Transport Team in a key position as the Senior Design Manager. The ideal candidate for this role with be a technical expert in Road and Highways Transport projects covering Earthworks, Civils and Structures. We're looking for someone with experience Managing and Coordinating Engineers, Designers and Drafters on Major Infrastructure projects as part of a JV working closely with Tier 1 Contractors. Roles and Responsibilities of the Senior Civil Design Manager will include Design Management of a Major Transport project Liaise with the Client and other JV partners Ensure company and client deadlines, commitments and expectations are met Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgement in anticipating and solving design issues. To be considered for the role of Senior Civil Design Manager, you will Degree in Civil Engineering (or other relevant) 10+ years experience in Civil Engineering from a Consulting background Project and Design Management experience on Major Transport Projects RMS and TfNSW experience is a must Impeccable communication skills (written and verbal) to aid in continuous interaction with team members and outside stakeholders. With the current Health situation we are all experiencing in the community please allow for a slightly slower process as this situation evolves, I will endeavor to respond to all in a timely manner and provide updates on live vacancies. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / firstname.lastname@example.org or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
Principal Consultant - Systems Assurance The Principal Consultant will have significant experience in systems engineering and assurance practice applied to complex, safety-critical, socio-technical systems, particularly in the rail domain. You will develop and deliver services using advanced systems engineering and assurance practice, and be considered highly experienced in one or more core systems engineering or assurance competency areas. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of projects to clients within the related designated practice. Required Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar technical disciplines. Master’s degree or professional certifications. 12+ years of systems assurance and engineering consulting across Rail projects Experience leading or guiding multiple large project teams on system scope and technical processes. MUST have experience in the application of systems assurance and RAMS processes in complex projects. Experience interpreting and applying relevant standards in engineering delivery projects (e.g., AREMA, CENELEC, ISO/IEC, IEEE). Advanced communication skills, including business writing and presentations. Experience in engineering of Mainline or Mass transit systems involving train control, signaling, SCADA or communication deliveries in Railway projects is advantageous. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / email@example.com or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
This is a cracking opportunity for someone who specialises in Tuflow to join an Engineering Consultancy that prides itself on delivering top class work first time round. The Company has an envious level of staff engagement and retention, as a successful Tier 2 attracting the best Technical Staff in the Market through great projects, above average pay and a real Family Firm feel to the place. To be successful for the Flood Modeller - Flood Engineer - role you will; Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent 3+ years of experience Software to be able to work with: Tuflow Hec-Ras 1D & 2D Know AR&R methods for hydrology and have experience in this Experience with NSW projects (council flood studies, RMS) Experience in Report and Proposal writing Excellent communication skills What this role can offer you Commitment to your professional development Access to great projects but also ownership and autonomy of your work Great benefits that include a profit share, company events and flexible working. Above award salary Can also consider candidates who can start immediate on contract With the current Health situation we are all experiencing in the community please allow for a slightly slower process as this situation evolves, I will endeavor to respond to all in a timely manner and provide updates on live vacancies. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / firstname.lastname@example.org or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
Opportunity to work out of the City up the Coast with a great specialist Engineering Consultancy. Using Civil 3D working on land development projects. There is also the opportunity to work remotely. Roles and Responsibilities of the Senior Civil 3D Designer will includ Delivering civil designs and documentation for road, subdivisions, earthworks, stormwater drainage and urban development. Setting standards, procedures, protocols and templates in Civil 3D Provide mentorship to junior designers Push innovation boundaries and ask the right questions To be successful in your role, you will have: 5+ years experience undertaking Civil Design Experience in detailed design using Civil 3D ideally Great communication skills written and verbal and a desire to work as a collaborative team player Experience and knowledge of Australian and local design standards With the current Health situation we are all experiencing in the community please allow for a slightly slower process as this situation evolves, I will endeavor to respond to all in a timely manner and provide updates on live vacancies. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / email@example.com or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
Design & Build are Partnered closely with a specialist Engineering Consultancy working on Civil Infrastructure projects, this is an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer looking to make a change. This role will play a key role within the company and has a great path laid ahead beyond this project for the right candidate. Civil Engineer - Business Leader 5+ years experience ideally in QLD working on Civil Infrastructure projects Sound knowledge and application of Australian Standard design codes, relevant design techniques and construction procedures and techniques. Demonstrated experience in the design of projects across Civil Infrastructure Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate and work with other engineers, architects and design managers. Be enthusiastic and committed to facilitating client needs In return the company is offering a great platform to work on busy projects but also work in a Regional QLD location without being too far from major city. There is a great work life balance and a real focus on family at the heart of this company. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Alex Scott on + 61 29376 8200 / firstname.lastname@example.org or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.