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Principal Planner

Job title: Principal Planner
Location: Sydney
Industry: Architecture Urban Design & Planning
Salary $74 - $82 per hour + Superannuation
Reference: 416194_73
Contact name: Milica Keeley
Job description
  • Initial 12 month contract with a high likelihood of extension
  • Be a part of a highly motivated and ambitious team culture
  • Develop valuable skills through the mentorship of other staff
 
ABOUT THE COMPANY.

Join a team of industry professionals within a Local Council in Western Sydney as a Principal Planner. This is an initial 12 month contract which has a strong likelihood of being extended. Play a pivotal role promoting development within the community and the professional development of the team.
 
ABOUT THE POSITION.

As a Principal Planner you report to the Team Leader and will be responsible for Coordinating Council reports to planning panels, manage the Pre-Development Application Process relating to regionally significant development proposals, assess and report on major and complex development applications and act as an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court. You will also play a crucial role in managing and mentoring a small team of development planners and staff in assessing development applications and interpreting planning issues.
 
DUTIES.
  • Coordinating Council reports to planning panels
  • Manage the Council’s Pre-Development Application Process relating to regionally significant development proposals
  • Assess and report on major and complex development applications and liaise with the public and developers
  • Act as an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court
  • Managing and mentoring a small team of development planners and staff
  • Providing written and verbal advice regarding land use, zoning, planning legislation, Council policies and procedures

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE.

  • Degree qualifications in Town Planning or related
  • Excellent leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team and autonomously
 
CULTURE.

This team pride themselves on their strong level of collaboration and motivation to continuously deliver to a high standard. The team focus on assisting each other to further grow and develop both a personal and professional level. Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with flexible working arrangements.
 
BENEFITS.
  • Play a vital role in a motivated and positive team environment
  • Healthy work-life balance due to flexible working arrangements with up to 2 days WFH per week
  • Expand on your existing skills through the mentorship of other staff
 
HOW TO APPLY.

Click 'Apply for this job', or contact Milica Keeley on (02) 9231 4999 for a confidential discussion.

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