Senior Planner - Planning Assessments

Work for one of Sydney’s major councils!.

Immediate start for a candidate with the listed  requirements!.

Benefits with working for council:

Employee Assistance Programs.

Social clubs.

Discounts for health insurance or gym memberships.

Vaccinations and health checks.

Your New Position:

The Specialist Planner is responsible for the efficient and effective assessment of development related applications to ensure planning and development proposals meet statutory requirement, and (CSPC) policies and objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required: 

Tertiary qualifications, at degree level in Urban Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or related discipline. 

Well developed skills in the assessment and resolution of complex planning, heritage and urban design issues associated with major development applications, preferably in local government.

Well developed ability to research and analyse complex and sensitive development issues and propose solutions.

Ability to meet strict deadlines and to balance and respond flexibly to competing priorities.

Ability to research, prepare and review planning policies and procedures appropriate to the needs of the Unit and Council.

Well developed written and oral communication, report writing and presentation skills.

Well developed computer skills.

Experience in the Land and Environment Court of NSW.

Demonstrate a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work, Health and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles.

Post-graduate qualifications in urban design, heritage, environmental law, architectural or transportation planning are desirable.

Management or supervision experience/training is advantageous.

Your Core tasks include: 

Provide quality advice to Council’s Area Planning Managers, Manager Planning Assessment, and Director City Planning and Regulatory Services on development related matters to make informed decisions

Produce high quality written reports to relevant committees including the Central Sydney Planning Committee (CSPC) and Council’s Local Planning Panel (LPP) to ensure issues are readily understood by stakeholders and compliance.

Undertake the project management of development related applications from lodgement to determination and manage DA matters arising during construction, including co-ordination of input from other Units and Government authorities.

Coordinate internal and external development referrals and provide considered responses that illustrate that all matters have been considered and / or satisfied.

Deliver high quality customer service to applicants, residents and other stakeholders in the City through the provision of expert advice on relevant processes, polices and regulations.

Deliver evidence and appear as an expert witness on behalf of Council in the Land and Environment Court and Local Court in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations.
Key challenges

Complete accurate and timely assessment of development applications within a fast-paced environment.  This will demand a high level of organisation and adaptability.

Strategically balance a broad range of stakeholder needs and customer expectations given that these may often have competing priorities.

Managing a diverse range of workload requirements given than workloads can often be substantial and difficult to predict.

A significant degree of autonomy, initiative and decision making is exercised in undertaking work tasks, advising and liaising with stakeholders and in day-to-day operations.

The incumbent has the authority to take any reasonable steps to ensure that the smooth flow of operations is maintained providing the actions are consistent with the responsibilities of the position and subject to any limitations, corporate policies, procedures or safe work method statements.

All personnel have the power to stop work in circumstances that are deemed an immediate risk to health and safety until a satisfactory resolution is agreed / implemented. Such circumstances may include life threatening situations or those that could result in loss of limb or other significant lost time injury.

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Sydney (Sydney)
Alexander Dunbar