Executive Strategic Planner

Applications closing on 02 July 2021, 11:59 PM

In the context of Greater Sydney, Burwood has an important role to play in terms of contributing to the status of Sydney as a Global City. Burwood has attracted considerable private sector investment and this is set to continue with the future delivery of the Burwood North Sydney Metro Station.

Burwood Town Centre has become a vibrant destination with a unique offering of food and retail-entertainment options supported by a diverse and active community that values both the vibrancy of our town centres and history of the area.

Our Executive Team is leading an organisational transformation during this time of renewal and growth, focused on improving customer experience and organisational performance by driving innovation and ethical leadership.

This means you will be working with a progressive, agile and forward thinking organisation.

We enjoy flexitime arrangements in brand new state of the art offices located within the Burwood Civic and Library precinct, all a short walk from the vibrancy of Burwood High Street and convenience of Burwood Train Station.

Take a look at this video to see our recently completed Unity Place laneway in full action, an example of the great projects Burwood Council is focused on.

 The Executive Strategic Planner will be instrumental in the delivery of solutions to complex planning issues, including the drafting of a contemporary strategic planning document for the long term development of Burwood, based on strong community and business vision for the area. This role will require you to envision, translate and interpret urban renewal, master plan and place making outcomes into effective planning policy for Council.

The City Strategy Directorate is currently busy developing a clear vision for the future of Burwood allowing the opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in planning for a new Burwood North Sydney Metro Station, a key role in the delivery of a comprehensive LEP review, and preparing policy and initiatives to leverage continued economic growth in the Burwood Town Centre.

The role includes guiding and mentoring early professionals within the team, leadership and delivery of projects issued to you by the Group Manager, and effective engagement with both internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning combined with demonstrated project delivery experience. Due to the diversity of the role, qualifications or experience in economic development, heritage conservation, urban design, place making, community engagement or master planning will also be highly regarded.

Enquire Today: Karla Castellanos Group Manager, Strategic Planning, Heritage and Place Planning Phone:  9911 9913

How to Apply: Applications require a statement specifically addressing the Essential and Desirable selection criteria outlined in the Position Description(PDF, 526KB), a current Resume and a one page submission answering the following two questions:

  1. Describe a situation when you experienced a problem on a project for which you had responsibility and the action(s) you took to get things back on track.  
  2. Outline a three point action plan as to how you would prepare a Community Engagement Strategy.

Please forward your application with the above documents to jobs@burwood.nsw.gov.au