Job Details - Senior Strategic Planner

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498639 Planning Full time, Permanent Planning

The details:

  • 2x Senior positions available - 1 x Permanent Full Time & 1 x Full Time 12month maximum maternity leave contract 
  • $94,194 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
  • Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 6 of the MBRC EBA4 Certified Agreement
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Caboolture

About our opportunity

The Strategic Planning and Place Making Department takes a strategic approach to long term planning and policy development to shape the growth, urban form, accessibility, and livability of our region whilst managing natural hazards and protecting and conserving our natural resources, environment, and heritage. The department’s plans, programs and initiatives are structured to meet the requirements of the Southeast Queensland Regional Plan and related State legislation, in addition to supporting local demands and needs.

This position, starting in the Neighbourhood and Precinct Planning team will provide senior planning expertise and lead and support the delivery of the first neighbourhood plans for Moreton Bay.  This is an exciting opportunity to plan for people at a localised level.  We are a dynamic team with a strong focus on collaboration, creative ideas and problem solving for complex planning matters and genuinely using feedback from the community to shape future neighbourhoods. 

This role will see you engaging with the community at pop-up’s, organising community meeting’s, researching and problem solving complex localised planning matters, engaging with colleagues across the organisation, developing policy positions and more.

Additionally, you will:

  • Provide senior technical input into the development and implementation of key policy around planning scheme, infrastructure planning, major projects and planning at a localised level
  • Collaborate on the review of the activities, business processes, procedures and policies of the strategic planning and place making teams to ensure relevance, currency and timely best practice outcomes and customer service are achieved
  • Represent Council at a range of customer meetings, community consultations, and business forums
  • Partner and foster strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate major projects
  • Lead the development of team capability to drive a high performance, continuous improvement and customer focussed culture

About you

You will have considerable knowledge and experience in strategic land use planning and development assessment practices which have seen the successful delivery of moderate -to complex strategic land use planning projects at a localised level, and hold a Degree in Urban and Regional planning, or equivalent.

You are a strategic thinker that can provide technical expertise and guidance with excellent communication skills that can engage and communicate confidently, complex planning concepts and matters with members of the community and stakeholders. You will also enjoy being a part of a positive and collaborative team environment to achieve quality outcomes for our communities and neighbourhoods.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of planning and urban design processes, relevant state and local government legislation, including the Planning Act 2016, SEQ Regional Plan, Council planning schemes, local laws and policies
  • Considerable experience in the delivery of moderate-to-complex strategic land use planning projects, leading and guiding project-based teams and conducting evidence-based research to inform policy options and directions, and planning scheme amendments
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and associated risk management practices

Download File Position Description_Senior Strategic Planner.pdf


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 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 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 And 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 in Construction program.
  • Our Caboolture office 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.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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