Urban Designer

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 6 ($83,508 - $90,180 pa)
Categories: Urban Design & Planning

We are looking for an urban designer to support the delivery of the largest growth area project in Victoria that will eventually be home to 110,000 people. You must have a strong background in greenfield development, particularly in the delivery of Precinct Structure Plans (PSPs), and a good understanding of the Victorian Planning system. You will be based within the Growth Area function of the Urban Design and Heritage team and you will have the opportunity to work with leading national and international planners and designers on a range of challenging and exciting sites. You must have a passion for finding creative and innovative solutions to deliver design excellence.

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Urban Design and Heritage team and will play a key role in delivering Greater Geelong’s clever and creative future by providing high quality urban design expertise and advice on growth area projects, precinct structure plans and urban design frameworks.  You will collaborate across the department and organisation to provide strategic, creative and spatial design thinking and expertise, and facilitate the delivery of growth area and infill projects and will work closely with other planning and urban design professionals as well as other disciplines.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing urban design expertise for strategic planning and design projects, precinct structure plans, urban design frameworks and development applications, ensuring high quality design outcomes are achieved across all scales. 
  • Researching, developing and preparing strategies, guidelines, policies and initiatives to support the delivery of a high-quality urban outcomes in growth areas.
  • Providing visually compelling communication to enable diverse audiences to imagine and realise the future opportunities for a place, neighbourhood, or a precinct.
  • Contributing to project teams which include colleagues from the department and a range of disciplines from across the organisation and from external organisations and agencies.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the project objectives.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in urban design, architecture or landscape architecture. 
  • Several years’ professional experience as an urban designer, with a focus on greenfield precinct structure planning, masterplanning and urban design framework projects.
  • A solid understanding of urban design principles, including the ability to constructively critique development application proposals and the ability to input into the development of planning design policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Victorian planning system, particularly in growth areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines and budget commitments which meet/exceed client expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research and analysis to inform urban design outcomes.
  • High level graphic competency in urban design software (e.g. AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp) and ability to communicate clear narratives.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.  Applicants must hold a valid visa to work permanently in Australia.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries:  Jonathan Daly | 03 5272 4281 | Jonathan.Daly@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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