Position Details
Senior Planning Analyst - Infrastructure
Full Time
Economy Planning and Environment
Waterside East
City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 7 Step 1 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1
$89,483.45 to $94,722.42

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

The City of Gold Coast’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) outlines what, where, when and how the City’s trunk infrastructure will be delivered over the next 15 years, in an efficient, coordinated and financially sustainable way.

The Strategic Infrastructure team within the City Planning Branch is looking for a Senior Planning Analyst (Infrastructure). This position is key to the delivery of amendments to the LGIP and various associated projects including developing and maintaining aspects of the City’s new Planning and Urban Growth (PUG) model. In this role, you will provide modelling of infrastructure demand and cost scenarios including providing technical advice for a variety of projects that support the LGIP Program.  The successful candidate will apply their skills and understanding of local government infrastructure planning, processes, policies and legislation associated with the delivery of trunk infrastructure across our city.  

If you are interested in working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary, dynamic team you should apply.  You will work alongside professionals with specialised skills and will contribute to exciting projects, urban analytics, strategic thinking and financial sustainability. Skills in urban analytics, urban planning and infrastructure planning are highly regarded and relevant to this role. 

Key deliverables of the position

  • Development of aspects of the Planning and Urban Growth (PUG) modelling tool, including demand conversion and financial scenario testing
  • Optimisation of scenarios in relation to recovery of Council’s trunk infrastructure costs
  • Compliance with trunk infrastructure requirements including transparency
  • Awareness of trunk infrastructure offsets and refund obligations
  • Liaison with key external infrastructure planning stakeholders on financial scenarios
  • Active involvement and continuous improvement of network Plans for Trunk Infrastructure (PFTI) and Schedule of Works (SOW) databases
  • Preparation of the LGIP Financial Model and subsequent endorsement by the City
  • Delivery of specialist GIS/spatial services and advice relating to infrastructure planning.

About You

You will have a minimum of 5 years infrastructure planning experience and ideally with experience in Local and/or State Government. You will have project management exposure, together with knowledge and expertise in more than one relevant planning and/or engineering discipline involving infrastructure planning. Ideally you would have been involved in a major project team that has delivered infrastructure planning projects or policy.

The following personal and technical attributes are desirable for this role.

  • Deliver a high quality service to internal and external customers, and understands and reacts responsively to customer expectations
  • Highly developed language, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform effectively in a team environment and foster good relationships as part of a high performing team
  • Ability to prioritise problems, think laterally, gather and analyse information to identify symptoms and causes, and engage the right people to reach better outcomes
  • A demonstrated commitment to safety from both a professional and personal perspective
  • A track record of being hands on, delivering high quality technical and planning advice
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with emphasis in the areas of consultation, negotiation, influencing, in order to progress technical aspects of the City’s Infrastructure planning.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with 9 day fortnights and flexible working arrangements;
  • a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;

See what other benefits the City can offer you here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/council/council-jobs-222.html

How to Apply 

*** As part of your application, please include a 1 page cover letter explaining how your skills and experience align with the key deliverables and "about you" section above. There will also be 5 screening questions to answer after you have uploaded your cover letter *** 

To apply for this position, you will be required to Sign Up to eRecruit and create a profile. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours.

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may will also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

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City of Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are committed to supporting an environment where all employees, regardless of their differences or similarities, feel valued, respected and supported. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

Essential: Do you hold a Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Economics, or equivalent knowledge? Please provide details.
Essential: Please outline your experience in making evidence based decisions driving project/organisational outcomes and your ability to analyse data and apply critical thinking to support recommendations.
Essential: Please outline your ability to interrogate data, run scenarios and provide input into Council's long term financial sustainability.
Essential: Please outline your ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and how you use your negotiation, influencing and partnering skills to achieve project outcomes.
Essential: Please outline your experience in providing input on technical and statutory documents, ensuring the integrity of data and compliance with relevant legislative guidelines.
Andrew Saad
07 55828227
Trina Bristowe
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