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Senior Infrastructure Planning Officer.

Senior Infrastructure Planning Officer

Job Title: Senior Infrastructure Planning Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Parramatta Region
Reference: 3178491
Job Published: October 16, 2020 16:32

Job Description

We are looking for highly motivated team members who can build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners across local and state governments and the private sector. The team you will work in plays a key role in the delivery of the government's infrastructure program. You will undertake strategic work on a range of infrastructure planning matters and be responsible for negotiating and coordinating outcomes using state contributions.
  • Contract opportunity with NSW Government until end of June 2021
  • Immediate start required
  • Located in Parramatta - WFH currently
The Client
Our client is the primary environmental regulator for New South Wales. They partner with business, the federal government, and the community to reduce pollution and waste, protect human health, and prevent degradation of the environment.

Primary purpose of the role
The Senior Infrastructure Planning Officer is responsible for supporting and assisting the Manager in managing the Government’s broader objectives relating to planning, administering and reporting of State contributions.

  • Negotiate, administer and manage State Planning Agreements in accordance with plans and programs
  • Communicate and negotiate with developers, agencies, wider community and other internal and external stakeholders, advocating preferred actions to achieve overall objectives, particularly in regards to commercial agreements
  • Ensure management systems are robust, auditable and continue to meet the needs of the Department through the development and maintenance of systems to ensure collection and remittance for State Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) and infrastructure contributions
  • Provide high quality advice and recommendations on the economic and financial aspects of developer contributions mechanisms, and in particular State VPAs
  • Develop, implement and review policy as it relates to the day to day negotiation, administration and management of planning agreements, in consideration with directives and programs. Contribute to the development of reports and other documents requiring application of professional knowledge and skills within the broader policy context
  • Advise and support operational teams regarding the implementation of policy relating to State VPAs and infrastructure contributions and actively contribute to the development of the business plan
  • Provide analysis and advice on infrastructure implementation and planning matters to a wide range of stakeholders, including the Director, Executive Director, Departmental Staff, Government agencies, committees and interest groups
  • Manage the engagement and supervision of consultants, including preparation of project briefs.
  • Eligibility to work full-time in Australia 
  • Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Understanding of land use or infrastructure planning and project delivery
  • Experience working with infrastructure funding programs (ie. Planning Agreements)
Please note, as we are experiencing very high volumes of applications, we ask you to apply via this advert on this platform, not via email or telephone as it assists with our monitoring and could be overseen. If you meet our client's requirements, we will contact you.