(Filled) Senior / Principal Planner


  • Established practice with big growth plans
  • Friendly collaborative team
  • Key mentoring role

A boutique planning consultancy in inner Melbourne is looking for a Senior or Principal Town Planner who is seeking career growth and to become a leader in the industry. You will be part of the management team and play a key role in the mentoring and development of junior members of the business.

They are seeking someone who will:

Reflect their culture: They pride themselves on having a friendly team culture.  Having a fun working environment which encourages all staff to enjoy their work and to be part of a supportive team.

Deliver their proven approach: They have a particular philosophy and approach (Proven Approach) that underpins their company actions and that has led to a high level of success.  This approach is based on their detailed understanding of what is required to successfully manage a proposal through the planning approval process.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver this approach and contribute to developing staff skills and systems within the business to enhance the company image, minimise timeframes and boost their overall success rate.

Be passionate about planning: They enjoy their role in the industry as advocates for a diverse range of planning applications and find it so rewarding to see a development completed or use commenced, knowing they have contributed to the success of the project.

They expect that you will share their passion for success and contribution to delivering good planning outcomes.

Be client focused: A high proportion of their work comes from repeat clients; through the development of trust and responsiveness for their ongoing requirements. They are a service driven team with the willingness to go the extra mile for their clients, whilst effectively managing expectations and ensuring they are realistic and achievable.

As a senior member of the team, you will take carriage of a number of these relationships and be responsible for maintaining and developing these relationships.

There is no expectation that you will bring in or chase work in the short term, however a willingness to attend industry events and seek new sources of work would be highly regarded.

Be technically competent: It is expected that you will have technical proficiencies to be able to consult effectively and provide clear succinct advice to clients, as well as to the more junior planners regarding their own applications and to provide ongoing support in a mentoring capacity.

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and your experience will include a wide range of statutory applications. Exposure to VCAT is preferred, but not essential.

We are open to candidates from either the public or private sector however an understanding of how consultancies operate would be beneficial.

An attractive salary will be offered depending on your level of experience, skill and value you can add to the business.  Incentives will also be offered based on your performance.

For more information and a copy of the position description, please contact the consultants at Planned Resources.

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For more information

Rebecca Slaviero
 on 0451 118 717
Leo Liemesak
 on 0450 911 172

Your gender, gods, sex life, skin colour, or big-shot uncle don’t make a difference here. If you’re smart and good at what you do, then come as you are.

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