Tuesday , April 16 2024

Jobs in Port Melbourne – Principal Planner

Website City of Port Phillip

Job Description:

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess and manage applications (including complex, significant/key applications) and exercise a high standard of decision making in relation to Council’s planning responsibilities (timely, accurate, thorough and professional advice and analysis) in relation to applications allocated from other officers and when back-filling for other officers during their absences.
  • Assist, and backfill, the Planning Co-ordinators in the management of the teams workloads to promote responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • High levels of communication with the relevant Ward Councillors and internal and external stakeholders on all planning issues as required.
  • Professional representations on behalf of Statutory Planning including attendance at Council meetings, Neighbourhood Forums and VCAT

Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Town Planning / Urban Studies / Environmental Planning or a closely related field together with several years’ experience in a similar role
    Proven ability to set priorities and organise the work required to achieve expected timelines and outcomes
  • High level skills in report writing, reporting to Council and external correspondence and being able to explain complex planning issues with members of the public
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing complex proposals within the context of relevant Acts, regulations, Planning Scheme provisions and planning and related policies
  • Considerable experience in a local government town/urban planning office and VCAT, preferably in Victoria
  • Ability to work in a team environment to analyse and proactively improve systems and processes and communicate this process to members of the team

Job Details:

Company: City of Port Phillip

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Application Deadline: N/A

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