Job Details - Senior Stormwater Planner

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498731 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering and Project management, Engineering

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $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: Strathpine

The primary focus of our Drainage Waterways and Coastal Planning department is to plan, manage and design the region's coastal, stormwater and floodplain management infrastructure, including built and natural form assets, consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies and strategies. 

About our opportunity

As a Senior Stormwater Planner your key responsibility will be to ensure our stormwater infrastructure projects are planned, designed and delivered in accordance with the requirements of local and state legislation and policy.

Join the team as our specialist planning expert and undertake planning investigations for a wide range of stormwater and coastal projects. As a part of this team you will work closely with a passionate team of planners and engineers working to deliver stormwater infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of the community within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • act as a technical expert providing leadership and guidance to team members in stormwater infrastructure planning and policy matters
  • prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of permit applications to satisfy local and state government legislative requirements for a variety of stormwater projects within waterways and coastal environments
  • building strong relationships and engage with internal and external stakeholders - develop your network and be a part of a dynamic and driven team 

About you

We are seeking someone who is ready to bring their planning knowledge and skills to our team! You will have experience in local and state approvals processes as they apply to the delivery of stormwater infrastructure projects in local and state waterways and in the coastal environment. We are looking for a planner who is keen to work collaboratively to navigate the complex approvals processes that exist in these environmentally sensitive areas. 

You will have the chance to work with lots of different specialist across council and prepare and present of planning reports and recommendations. You will be an expert advisor and have the ability to influence infrastructure design to best meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders.

Bring your ability to apply critical thinking, reasoning, evaluation and decision making skills to the investigation and successful delivery of stormwater and/or coastal infrastructure projects.

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 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 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 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.

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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