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Graduate Civil Engineers - Alice Springs


Ekistica (www.ekistica.com.au) is a professional advisory and technical consultancy firm based in Central Australia with over a decade of experience delivering innovative solutions to the complex challenges of remote area infrastructure development, across Australia, the Pacific, South Asia and beyond.

Wholly owned by the Indigenous controlled Centre for Appropriate Technology, and with a heritage of working with remote and regional communities that spans almost forty years, our vision is a world where location is no longer a barrier to good technical outcomes: where the appropriation of technology enables people, communities and businesses to reach their full potential. We pursue this by providing high quality, independent technical advisory, design engineering and project delivery services to a wide range of national and international clients that include state and national governments, intergovernmental agencies and development banks/organisations, power utilities, community service organisations, large commercial firms and private investment firms.

Based in our Alice Springs office alongside our diverse, multidisciplinary and dynamic team of more than twenty five professional engineers, project managers, engagement specialists and data analysts, you will provide administrative support and coordination to multiple teams delivering an exciting and continuously challenging suite of projects that include utility scale wind and solar farms, power supply projects for remote and regional commercial facilities such as airports and tourism ventures and remote communities, and other public and privately funded remote infrastructure developments.

The Graduate Engineer – Civil reports to the Operations Manager, Ekistica and is responsible for assisting in the delivery of Ekistica’s work, including smaller individual projects as well as parts of larger projects, and ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within agreed budgets and to the satisfaction of the clients. Project work is generally focused on infrastructure and construction projects and ensuring that business and quality assurance processes are adhered to during the delivery of allocated project tasks and may include oversight of project documentation for complete projects.

Some commercial civil engineering or construction experience is preferable but not compulsory. Your capabilities will include:

  • Civil design and project engineering skills, including capability in the preparation of technical reports and drawings;
  • Demonstrated exposure to project management practices, including provision of specifications, procurement and contract documents, commissioning and acceptance test documentation and engineering reports;
  • Effective communication skills with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience using project management software as a tool to drive project delivery; and,
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to support project delivery.

The position is full-time and based in Ekistica’s offices on the beautiful Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs, with travel to project sites in Australia and overseas where needed.

Ekistica offers 5 weeks annual leave each year (FTE), an annual professional development allowance, superannuation of 9.5% in addition to base salary, and annual performance bonus measured against the following key metrics:

  • Excellence in provision of technical expertise and advice.
  • Thorough and robust project management.
  • Collaboration and support of other members of the Ekistica team.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the vision and values of Ekistica.
  • Continuous focus on maintaining a culture of safety within the organisation.

A relocation allowance is offered for new interstate employees, with additional government support also available.

If you are a dynamic individual, with a demonstrated interest in supporting the development of energy solutions in remote and regional areas, click Apply Now.

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