Senior Open Space Planner

Job Description

Title: Senior Open Space Planner

Company Name: Department of Planning and Environment NSW

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

Senior Open Space Planner

•    Location: Parramatta
•    Employment Type: Full-Time, 12-month temporary role (maternity leave cover)
•    Salary: Starting from $118,507 + Super

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Place, Design and Public Spaces (PDPS) group as a Senior Open Space Planner on a full-time temporary basis for up to 12 months.

The Place, Design and Public Spaces (PDPS) Group creates great places and public spaces for people and communities across New South Wales (NSW). 

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximize community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state.

Here's a taste of what you'll be doing:
•    Active member of a collaborative open space and planning team focused on the delivery of best-practice open space delivery and planning across the Department of Planning and Environment and other Agencies
•    Manage the day to day delivery of strategic initiatives relating to open space use, acquisition and identification in line with Departmental and Government Initiatives, in close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Open Space Planning.
•    Provide subject matter experts and project/program management staff in the strategic open space and urban canopy planning and delivery of open space across NSW.
•    Coordinate/Project manage a variety of projects related to the ongoing advocacy, strategic planning and acquisition of open space in collaboration with the Office of Strategic Lands and the Government Architect, and including advocating for open space provision, acquisition and design with key stakeholders
•    Provide expert level knowledge on open space and landscape design and provision to other areas of the organisation and external bodies.

To find out more about the position, check out the role description

About you
We want to hear from experienced professional working within the planning, landscape architecture, urban design, social planning or related disciplines; those with the ability to be across multiple projects, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. You will have demonstrated ability to provide expertise and have proven project management ability across a range of circumstances in policy, practice, education and research, drawing upon innovative landscape architectural, urban design and other strategic design practices.

This role is also a great opportunity for those who thrive in a fast-pace and varied work environment.

To be considered, you must also have:
•    Degree in landscape architecture and/or urban design or similar
•    Experience in the planning, design and management of open space and public spaces
•    Project management experience including experience in the management of multiple projects, meeting deadlines and management of competing priorities 
•    Demonstrated skills in time management and the delivery of multiple projects concurrently 
•    Critical and analytical skills in relation to design issues and strategic planning for open space

How to apply
Applicants must address their suitability for the role by supplying an updated copy of their resume as well as a cover letter (no more than 1 – 2 pages) adressing your experience and suitability for the role. 

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2020

Should you require any further information about the role please contact Fiona Morrison on 9271 6013

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

•    Location: Parramatta
•    Employment Type: Full-Time, 12-month temporary role (maternity leave cover)
•    Salary: Starting from $118,507 + Super

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Place, Design and Public Spaces (PDPS) group as a Senior Open Space Planner on a full-time temporary basis for up to 12 months.

The Place, Design and Public Spaces (PDPS) Group creates great places and public spaces for people and communities across New South Wales (NSW). 

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximize community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state.

Here's a taste of what you'll be doing:
•    Active member of a collaborative open space and planning team focused on the delivery of best-practice open space delivery and planning across the Department of Planning and Environment and other Agencies
•    Manage the day to day delivery of strategic initiatives relating to open space use, acquisition and identification in line with Departmental and Government Initiatives, in close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Open Space Planning.
•    Provide subject matter experts and project/program management staff in the strategic open space and urban canopy planning and delivery of open space across NSW.
•    Coordinate/Project manage a variety of projects related to the ongoing advocacy, strategic planning and acquisition of open space in collaboration with the Office of Strategic Lands and the Government Architect, and including advocating for open space provision, acquisition and design with key stakeholders
•    Provide expert level knowledge on open space and landscape design and provision to other areas of the organisation and external bodies.

To find out more about the position, check out the role description

About you
We want to hear from experienced professional working within the planning, landscape architecture, urban design, social planning or related disciplines; those with the ability to be across multiple projects, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. You will have demonstrated ability to provide expertise and have proven project management ability across a range of circumstances in policy, practice, education and research, drawing upon innovative landscape architectural, urban design and other strategic design practices.

This role is also a great opportunity for those who thrive in a fast-pace and varied work environment.

To be considered, you must also have:
•    Degree in landscape architecture and/or urban design or similar
•    Experience in the planning, design and management of open space and public spaces
•    Project management experience including experience in the management of multiple projects, meeting deadlines and management of competing priorities 
•    Demonstrated skills in time management and the delivery of multiple projects concurrently 
•    Critical and analytical skills in relation to design issues and strategic planning for open space

How to apply
Applicants must address their suitability for the role by supplying an updated copy of their resume as well as a cover letter (no more than 1 – 2 pages) adressing your experience and suitability for the role. 

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2020

Should you require any further information about the role please contact Fiona Morrison on 9271 6013

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

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