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Job Ref:  CEN1227
Employer:  Central Coast Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Central Coast, NSW, Australia (Show on map)
03/07/2018



Senior Urban Designer


  • Idyllic Central Coast location, makes it easy to balance work and lifestyle
  • Be at the forefront of urban revitalisation initiatives
  • Clear focus and measurables in the position
  • Permanent full time position + RDO


Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.


Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hours drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work http://www.thisisthecentralcoast.com.au/about.


Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent and temporary vacancies for Senior Urban Designers.


You will be responsible for the identification of strategic directions and priorities for design and place making initiatives across the Central Coast.  You will deliver master plans, concept plans and key strategic planning projects leading urban design for centres and urban revitalisation.


Key activities of this role include: 

  • Increasing the awareness of quality urban design within Council, the development industry and the community;
  • Managing urban design project briefs, contracts and consultants in the areas of culture, environment, heritage, traffic, economic and design;
  • Providing a high standard of specialist urban design advice, including strategic urban design advice to Council.


Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in Town Planning/Urban Design/Built Environment/Environment Planning/Architecture/Landscape Architecture or related field, OR extensive solid contemporary experience in a similar role combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Strong project analysis, and demonstrated experience in master planning, structure planning, concept planning and strategic planning implementation mechanisms and tools;
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of staff and consultants in the planning, design and delivery of urban projects including, town centres, urban growth areas, transport networks and infrastructure planning;
  • Demonstrated capability to plan, guide and direct the development and delivery of urban growth and the implementation of successful centres and neighbourhoods;
  • Demonstrated understanding of current planning systems and best practice planning techniques for delivery high quality built environments;
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to present complex ideas and concepts to a variety of audiences and stakeholders;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of local and global environmental issues and public sector policies, practices and relevant statutory requirements.


This role provides a salary range between $1,632.40 to $1,958.95 per week ($85,113 to $102,139 per annum) + superannuation + private use vehicle.


Enquiries:  Gary Hamer, Section Manager Urban Growth Strategies on ph: 02 4350 5561.           


Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

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