Job Details - Senior Strategic Planning Officer

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498413 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Development Planning & Services, Planning
Permanent Full Time Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 6 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement Strathpine $94,194 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave


Our Building and Facilities Planning Department works in partnership with all Divisions of Council with a focus on long and medium term planning services for Council Owned and Operated, Corporate, Commercial and Community Leased buildings portfolio of assets.

We achieve this through provision of mix use of internal and external resources. The department provides internal engineering and technical advice and approvals, life cycle assessments, search, trial and business cases for implementing of energy efficiency and other building management technologies, development and implementation of strategic, master and tactical planning services and policy, standards and guidelines making for Council's buildings and facilities consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies and strategies. We are also responsible for procuring, contracting and providing contractor and consultant management for planning related operational projects.

We have an exciting new role within the team for a Senior Strategic Planning Officer!

About the Opportunity:

As our Senior Strategic Planning Officer you will have the opportunity to exercise your long term strategic planning skills based around program management, locations timing, design and future planning. 

You will provide technical input into the development and implementation of strategic facilities planning and master plan strategies for buildings and facilities managed by Council, to ensure legislative compliance, prioritisation, and funding.

A key part of the role is to research and develop strategic initiatives throughout Council’s buildings and facilities including energy efficiency; conservation; best practice in building assets and facility management plans; and Smart City initiatives and technologies.

One of the key projects you will be working in will be the Library Network plans - the future and next generation of Libraries within our region. 

You will build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure agreed service standards and delivery outcomes are achieved.

About you:

We are seeking someone who has knowledge and experience in the provision of multi-disciplinary professional services and providing technical input into development and implementation of strategic facilities planning and programs.

You will have highly practiced investigative, analytical and research skills, including proficiency in the use of a range of software applications used to record, manipulate and present data. 

You will have the ability to understand project documents, design drawings, specifications, schedules and contracts having regard for relevant construction standards and Australian Standards.

You will build strong relationships by communicating and engaging with stakeholders proactively at all levels and actively contributing to fostering a healthy, inclusive and well-connected workplace. 

Our Strategic Planning team is dynamic, collaborative and passionate about achieving high quality results for our community. We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability - we are seeking people who align with these values.

To be successful in this role you will hold a Degree in Architecture, Building Consultancy, Planning, Project Management or other relevant field with extensive work experience.

The Details: 


Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our mates and construction program.
  • Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

Download File Role Description - Senior Strategic Planning Officer.pdf

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact our Recruitment Team 

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