Job Details - Principal Strategic Infrastructure Planner - Transport

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498913 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Engineering and Project management, Engineering, Planning

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $103,894 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A,) - Level x 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 Strategic Infrastructure Planning Department takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to developing long term infrastructure strategies, plans, policies and standards to guide sustainable infrastructure provision for our communities, both current and future.  The Department’s program is developed to create an innovative approach to integrate planning across Council’s open space, community infrastructure, transport, water cycle (including flood mitigation) and coastal infrastructure networks in a financial, social and environmentally sustainable and resilient manner.  

Key projects for the Department currently include maintaining and amending the Local Government Infrastructure Plan, developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy, Integrated Transport Strategy, Open Space Plan, Community & Cultural Places Plan, Integrated Water Management Plan as well as undertaking the infrastructure planning to support Council’s growth areas such as Caboolture West and Morayfield South.


About the Opportunity:

As our Principal Strategic Infrastructure Planner - Transport you will provide specialist infrastructure planning expertise to contribute to the development and delivery of strategic planning and policy activities for Council’s transport infrastructure networks.

With the development of a new Integrated Transport Strategy almost complete, you will have the opportunity to develop and deliver long-term, regional infrastructure planning, strategies and policy having regard to relevant statutory, policy and financial provisions and Council direction to drive integrated and sustainable planning outcomes. 

You will undertake complex transport infrastructure network planning, master planning, costing and prioritisation for key planning projects including the Moreton Bay Infrastructure Plan, Local Government Infrastructure Plan amendments and Growth Areas Management program and the provision of strategic advice in accordance with legislative, policy and business requirements.

As a part of this role you will help to finalise and deliver the new integrated transport strategy and assist with the development of the supporting plans - you will have the opportunity to work across departments within council and work closely with external stakeholders. 

About you:

We are seeking someone who has extensive experience in integrated transport infrastructure planning, strategy and policy development activities, experience in project management and delivery of complex infrastructure planning and policy projects. You will have experience in providing strategic advice in line with local government legislation and transport planning principles and best practices.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Your written capability will be well refined with practiced skills to develop and deliver technical reports and proposals in a clear and concise manner. 

Our Strategic Infrastructure Planning team is a technically diverse group, who 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 people who resonate with these values.

You will hold a Degree in engineering, urban planning, civil engineering and/or another relevant field.

Position Description

Download File Role Description - Principal Strategic Infrastructure Planner - Transport.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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