First listed on: 05 August 2020

Senior Planner, Environment + Planning

Just imagine your future with us…

At Aurecon we see the future through a very different lens. Do you?

Innovation, eminence, and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. Are you excited about the future?

Are you driven by the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and complex projects around the Australia and to learn from the best? We are.

Diversity is at the core of everything we do. We work together to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness. Our differences are what fuel our creativity.

We embrace flexible working and are always open to discussing your individual needs so that you get to create your own experience with us.

What will you do?

We are seeking to engage a senior practitioner to join our Planning + Design Team on a 12 month fixed term contract, to further drive and expand on the team's recent successes with major infrastructure, transport and energy projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, advising and securing planning and environmental approvals for key government and private sector clients and helping build Aurecon’s growing Environment and Planning practice.
Here are the key things you will do to ‘bring ideas to life’.

  • Use your extensive experience in applying Commonwealth and Victorian planning and environmental approvals legislation to prepare approvals strategies, development applications, options assessments, planning scheme amendments, and strategic planning reports
  • Assume leadership responsibilities including preparing fee proposals and tender submissions, assessing and reporting on technical documentation, leading multi-disciplinary project teams, managing sub-consultants, and delivery of projects
  • Interact with internal and external clients, providing sound advice that meets client needs
  • Build on your existing stakeholder relationships and networks to achieve positive results for clients and generate new business
  • Develop others within the team by sharing your knowledge and collaborative work experiences
  • Undertake and help lead stakeholder and community engagement processes.

We know today’s complex challenges can only be solved through bringing together diverse teams of people from across our business, so there will be opportunities for you to apply your skills and creativity to projects in other geographies and markets.

What can you bring to the team?

Firstly, you will share our genuine passion for re-imagining planning in the current environment and be someone that actively pursues continuous learning to help shape the future.

You will also need a relevant Urban Planning qualification or equivalent experience and

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to work independently and also lead project teams
  • High level of interest in working to support major infrastructure projects, including co-location with clients in project offices (where practicable)
  • Advanced understanding of the decision drivers of Commonwealth, State and local government to inform preparation of planning and environment approval strategies, site masterplans, and structure plans
  • A demonstrated ability in provision of planning advice for complex projects, including understanding of the timing to secure planning and environmental approvals, and relationship with project delivery programmes
  • Experience in running projects on time and within budget and the ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with internal and external clients and decision-makers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects.

Our Aurecon Attributes describe the types of people we bring together for clients. We don’t expect you to have all eight of the attributes, but at least one that is unique to you and helps you stand out in a crowd.

Finally, we value that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life. Does that sound like you?

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Want to know more?

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Aurecon by visiting the careers section of our website.
If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you. Apply now!


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