[WPZ421] | Senior Urban Planner

[WPZ421] | Senior Urban Planner

19 Apr
Wsp Australia

19 Apr

Wsp Australia


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With approximately 50,000 talented people globally and 5,500 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower.

We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple,

we exist to future proof our cities and our environment www.wsp.com

The opportunity

With the acquisition of Elton Consulting we have significantly increased our urban and regional planning, strategy and policy, community/stakeholder engagement and social sustainability services, thus providing greater in-house career and learning opportunities.

To further support our growth, we’re looking to hire a Senior Planner in our Sydney team. (location in NSW can be flexible)

Day to day you will:

Manage large and small planning projects (e.g. land use planning, due diligence assessments, strategic and statutory planning, master planning and development assessment process Foster great client relationships Develop your understanding of the built environment and the economic, social, and political factors that can influence the planning process Support the Directors with work winning initiatives Work with master planners, urban designers, infrastructure engineers, government officials, and the public, to create optimal solutions to develop our cities and regional areas

Some of the key projects we’ve recently been involved in:

Local Housing Strategies - research, analysis and development of the evidence and local housing strategies for three councils in NSW Aerotropolis planning package – WSP’s Planning and Places team is assisting the Western Sydney Planning Partnership in preparing the planning framework for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Design and Place SEPP - WSP’s Planning and Places team provided statutory and strategic planning advice to GANSW to assist with the Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Design and Place SEPP Moree SAP – strategic planning advice and drafting of the planning controls for the draft Moree Special Activation Precinct Rezoning, development control plan and development applications for surplus rail corridor lands to support the Newcastle revitalisation DA and Clause 4.6 variation request for redevelopment of a site in the Gordon Town Centre to accommodate new development

What we'll love about you

You have 3-7 years of Planning experience and a passion for creating livable urban and regional communities.

In addition, you will bring:

Knowledge of NSW planning legislation, policy and reform directions Ability to distil complex information, think strategically and translate that thinking into practical solutions Outstanding writing skills, with substantial experience preparing policies, strategies, plans and reports A passion for planning issues and desire to help shape outcomes in urban and regional areas

What we will offer you

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

Flexible working hours and working from home Global mobility Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave Corporate employee discounts and offers Salary continuance insurance Wellness at work & social club Workplace giving /volunteering Employee reward & recognition program Professional and technical development opportunities

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