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Principal Planner (Infrastructure)

Ipswich City Council Posted: 20/09/2021
Location: Ipswich Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Other
Remuneration: $100,705 to $124,648 plus superannuation of up to 12%
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About us

Neighbouring the Queensland capital of Brisbane, Ipswich is both the state’s fastest growing area and oldest provincial city. It is a dynamic blend of rich heritage, proud communities, diverse landscapes and a lively energy all contributing to a region full of liveability and opportunity.

Ipswich City Council currently employs more than 1200 people and promotes a work place culture built on our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership. Council teams operate across a range of industries delivering a wide range of services to the community, with one common purpose:

‘To proudly enhance the quality of life for our community'

We achieve this by embedding our values in all that we do. Our high performing teams are making a positive difference in the community and you can be a part of history in shaping the future of this region, which is a catalyst for major growth.

About the role

As a Principal Planner (Infrastructure) you will be part of the Development Planning Branch, and will be responsible for providing support to the Manager, Development Planning and the Section Managers (Development) in the administration of infrastructure planning functions to ensure that development within the City of Ipswich satisfies the requirements of Council’s Planning Scheme, LGIP, Local Laws, Policies and the governing legislation in an ethical and professional manner.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and undertake infrastructure planning functions within the Development Planning Branch.
  • Operate as a senior specialist in formulating, implementing, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating plans, operational policies and procedures, projects and programs relating to infrastructure co-ordination including preparation and execution of infrastructure agreements and maintenance of infrastructure agreement registers.
  • Contribute to the updating and maintenance of infrastructure charges registers and financial reports.  
  • Consult, advise and negotiate on infrastructure planning matters with developers, consultants and members of the public and internal assessment partners.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An excellent fit with our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership
  • Possess a degree in town planning, engineering or a related field from a recognised University or other tertiary education institution (essential)
  • Be eligible for membership of the relevant professional body (i.e. P.I.A.)

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What's on offer?

This is a permanent full-time position with an attractive salary package; Level 7 to Level 8 - $100,705 to $124,648 plus superannuation of up to 12%. The salary is dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. 

  • Joining Council as a key member of a team that is passionate and dedicated to building a positive, inclusive and constructive workplace culture
  • Genuine demonstrated commitment to flexible work
  • Four (4) weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • Ongoing learning and development and career opportunities
  • A range of progressive health and wellbeing services

If you feel you are a good fit with our values and are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for the Ipswich community, then this could be the role for you.

How to Apply

Please submit:

  • a cover letter of no more than 2 pages describing how and why your skills and experience will assist Council to achieve the results required for this role
  • a resume of no more than 4 pages

Closing date: Monday 11 October 2021 @ 4.30pm

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Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks, if required for the position (which may include police record checks).

Ipswich City Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace by supporting equal opportunities regardless of gender, culture, generation, sexual orientation or disability. We promote a respectful workplace culture that is free from all forms of harassment, workplace bullying, discrimination and violence.

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