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Principle planning officer.

Principle planning officer

Job Title: Principle planning officer
Job Type: Contract
Location: Parramatta Region
Industry: Construction
Salary Detail: $70 - $76 P/h + Super
Reference: 3379485
Contact Name: Spencer Williamson
Contact Email:

Job Description

The Details: 

Job Title: Principal Planning Officer
Start Date: ASAP for up to 6 months
Hours/day: 8
Hours/week: 40
Location: Base office in Parramatta, currently remote until department advice changes. Will be required on site at least two days per week once it is feasible for the team to do so.
Base PR: $70.00 - $76.00/hr excl. super (No OT)


The Principal Planning Officer role will sit under Water Assessment team. The team is responsible for assessing water resources proposals across the whole of NSW which are designated as Sate Significant Infrastructure, including dams, weirs, regulating structures, pipelines and treatment plants. We work closely with regulatory agencies, the Commonwealth government and policy teams to provide early input to planned proposals.

Key Accountabilities:

• Produce high quality work on a wide range of planning matters, including the preparation of well advice to optimize outcomes for the program, the Department and the NSW Government.
• Identify opportunities and drive changes to improve development, implementation or evaluation of business processes to enable better performance.
• Build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders and facilitate their optimal contribution and engagement.
• Participate in business improvement initiatives including the development and maintenance of team systems, policies and business process to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
• Identify complex, sensitive and emerging issues, and review and develop policy to improve the delivery and coordination of master plans for Special Activation Precincts.
• Provide advice and support to junior staff.
• Manage the delivery of strategic master plans in a high pressure environment whilst managing the different and competing interests of various external agencies, stakeholder and community expectations.
• Identify relevant issues and prepare responses and clear recommendations to sometimes contentious matters that may have high levels of political sensitivity with divergent stakeholder concerns, views, competing interests and conflicting agendas and priorities.
• Undertake a diverse range of tasks and produce high quality results for urgent, complex interrelated matters within critical tight timeframes in a fast paced, changing work environment.
• Provide specialist advice on planning systems, water resource management and infrastructure development to executive and proponent audiences.
• Lead the assessment of complex infrastructure proposals with team.

This role will report to Team Leader - Water and Port.

Candidates must be willing to travel and possess (minimum) Class C Driver’s Licence. Covid-safe site visits may be outside Greater Sydney area.

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