Senior Planner - Policy

Senior Planner - Policy

Job Title: Senior Planner - Policy
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Brisbane
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: PC - 5 - 18
Contact Name: Paul Cullen
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2019 06:15

Job Description

About the Role: 
Public Sector People are seeking an experienced Senior Planner to join our Local Council Client in North Brisbane. This is a great opportunity and will be a 6-month contract role with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will have a strong background in strategic policy and planning.  

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to team members to achieve required outcomes, within required time frames and in a professional manner.  
  • Develop and maintain a high standard of innovation and technical competence in strategic planning and/or urban design and provide advice to the unit about these functions.
  • Partner with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate major projects and key policy reform within a customer focused culture within the team.
  • Pro-grammatically manage tasks and complex projects to achieve performance outcomes and contribute to the strategic direction and vision of the division. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of key policy around the planning scheme, infrastructure planning, significant major projects and key place-making activities.
  • Represent Council at a range of customer meetings, community and business forums.
Key Skills: 
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in a similar role or a role requiring a similar skill set.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic and land use planning processes, including the Sustainable Planning Act and soon to commence Planning Act 2016, Council local laws and policies.
  • Demonstrated high level of judgment, conceptual and analytical skills in formulating, applying and adapting policies, using strategic approaches to achieve desired community outcomes.
  • Highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate complex concepts and negotiate sustainable outcomes.
  • Degree in Urban and Regional Planning recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia
If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on (02) 9376 8200.

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