FX792 | Principal Planner / Senior Planner

FX792 | Principal Planner / Senior Planner

21 Nov
Zone Planning Group
Gold Coast

21 Nov

Zone Planning Group

Gold Coast

About Us:

Zone is a well established Town Planning & Landscape Architecture consultancy which has experienced strong growth since its inception, offering a variety of challenging and unique work opportunities.

The position of Principal Planner or Senior Planner will work across all aspects of the business in the delivery of statutory and strategic planning expertise to both our private and public sector clients, including contributing to the growth of the business both in its professional profile and client base. This will include assisting with managing the planning team's workload, preparing fee proposals, managing clients & projects autonomously,

complex / significant report writing and day to day attention to development application matters.

Your duties will include:

- Actively undertake business development activities to generate new work for the Company.

- Represent the Company in thought leadership roles as required at Planning and Development sector industry events and organisations (UDIA, PIA, Property Council & the like).

- Strategising, thinking critically & creatively to navigate approval pathways.

- Preparation of major / complex planning applications for a range of land use activities of varying complexity & scale, but particularly the more significant and challenging projects.

- Preparation of project fee proposals, planning advice, due diligence investigations.

- Project management of varying developments and studies to ensure client outcomes are delivered on time and budget.

- Research Planning Scheme provisions to develop arguments to support application submissions, client advices and the like.

- Undertake planning investigations of sites & preparation of planning advice to inform site development potential / highest & best use.

- Conduct site inspections.

- Coordinate workload issues with other staff to ensure that workload is apportioned efficiently and to those who are best able to cater for specific projects.

- Monitor budget progress for jobs and advise of causes in the event of budget exceedance, and feedback as to where the file management or job quoting can be improved to avoid a similar situation occurring.

Your skills & attributes:

- You aspire to lead and are a willing & capable mentor.

- Confident and articulate with outstanding interpersonal and client liaison skills.

- Ability to communicate concisely (oral & written), negotiate persuasively and articulate your thoughts to a wide variety of audiences.

- Be able to research and analyse information/data to develop a case or argument to ultimately justify an adopted position.

- Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

- Ability to prioritise tasks & manage time to ensure multiple deadlines are met.

- Be proactive and demonstrate initiative in dealings with clients and staff.

- Applying critical thinking skills to solve problems and using a balance of technical competence, creativity, commerciality, and pragmatism.

The successful applicant will have:

- Tertiary qualifications in a recognised Town Planning course (graduate Degree or post graduate Diploma) and preferably 8 + years' experience in a planning role.

- Sound knowledge of the Planning Act.

- Ability to prioritise tasks & manage time to ensure multiple deadlines are met.

- Strong report writing and skills.

What's on offer:

- Full time role with an immediate start available.

- An attractive salary commensurate with experience.

- Wide range of project experience across a range of local government jurisdictions.

- Strong mentors for professional development and training.

- An exciting career - As our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people.

- Join a collaborative team that enjoys an open & modern work environment, social events and Friday afternoon drinks.

Next steps:

Please apply online. Note that due to the number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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