Job Details - Senior Environmental Planner

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498731 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering, Planning

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • From $98,435 pa up to $105,192 + 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: Strathpine

Here is your opportunity to join our team who are managing stormwater for the fifth fastest growth area in Australia in a Senior role. 

With an area of over 2,000 square kilometres and 94 suburbs, we span the coastal area north of the Brisbane CBD from the mountains to the sea and Bribie Island. We have all land uses from natural mountain ecosystems to industrial and commercial, rural residential and urban. We have the most amazing waterways and this is your opportunity to work in a passionate team that helps keep them in the best condition possible.

We look after both the water quality and quantity of the stormwater in nearly a thousand lakes, wetlands, bio-basins and other water bodies, over 2,400 kilometres of piped stormwater systems and more than 900 km of creeks and rivers. If you are passionate about stormwater, consider joining us to help keep this amazing landscape unspoiled.

About our opportunity

As a Environmental Planner you will provide specialist planning expertise and undertake moderate to complex planning investigations for a range of stormwater and/or coastal projects to meet the needs of the community. 

You will act as a technical expert and provide leadership and guidance to team members in the delivery of stormwater infrastructure planning and policy matters to drive integrated and sustainable planning outcomes.

You will have the opportunity to support project-based community consultation including representing Council at a range of customer meetings, community and business forums. 

Known internally a Senior Stormwater Planner. 

About you

We are seeking someone who is ready to bring their stormwater infrastructure planning knowledge and strategic land use skills to our team!

Key skills you will bring; 

  • being keen to work collaboratively to navigate the complex approvals processes that exist in these environmentally sensitive areas
  • your interpersonal skills to work with different specialist across council and prepare and present of planning reports and recommendations
  • excellent advisory abilities to influence infrastructure design to best meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders
  • an ability to apply critical thinking, reasoning, evaluation and decision making skills to the investigation and successful delivery of stormwater and/or coastal infrastructure projects.

You will hold Degree in Planning, Environmental Engineering/Science or equivalent and it is highly desired if you hold Post Graduate qualifications in Environmental Engineering/ Science or Planning.

Our Water Quality team are highly 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 a leader aligned with these values and the enhancement of our future communities. 

Position Description

Download File Role Description - Senior Stormwater Planner.pdf

Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia, 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 almost half a million 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:

  • Our Strathpine office has free local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • 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.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • 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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