Design WA Senior Planning Officers

Design WA is a state government initiative to ensure good design is at the centre of all development in Western Australia. The Design WA team is currently working on state planning policies governing the design and realisation of; precincts, activity centres, neighbourhoods, apartments and medium density housing.

We currently have two (2) x Senior Planning Officer positions available. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, self-motivated and team-orientated individuals who are interested in making a difference to the future of our city.

If you have a degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Design, Architecture, or an equivalency, then we need to hear from you.

Why work for us

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all Western Australians. We lead and advise on key development projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:

  • integrated land and infrastructure policy development
  • land use planning and policy development
  • Aboriginal heritage and lands management
  • cultural heritage conservation services
  • state land administration.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency. 

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer click HERE

About these Roles

You will be responsible for assisting in the policy development of the Design WA policy suite. Within these roles you will be asked to investigate issues relating to the States built environment, liaise with Governmental departments, industry bodies, and public groups, prepare reports and briefing notes, and advise on planning and urban design matters.

To be successful in these roles your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Design, Architecture, or an approved equivalent degree.
  • Experience and understanding of planning matters and policy development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of urban design matters related to the built environment .
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and customers.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills including conceptual and analytical ability.
  • Highly developed written and visual communication skills, including report writing and the preparation of materials for presentations.

The department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to be capable of operating in line with these beliefs. Successful candidates would also need to operate within the Public Sector's Code of Ethics. Attached to this advert is a copy of the Departments Values Capability Framework.

Our Values: Integrity Respect Collaboration Professionalism Innovation

Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity Relationships with others - Accountability

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of up to 12 months from the initial date of the appointment with the possibility of extension and or permanency.

How to Apply

  • A maximum two (2) page cover letter addressing the role requirements that demonstrates you have the skills and experience we are looking for (as outlined above);
  • A comprehensive CV (maximum 4 pages) that clearly shows your talents and key achievements relevant to these roles;
  • A copy of your degree (overseas qualifications will require assessment of an approved equivalent at the time of submission of your application).

There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.

To be eligible for permanent employment in the Public Sector, applicants must be able to provide a copy of proof of residency (i.e. citizenship, permanent residence or a valid working visa). If you are on a working visa, you may be eligible for temporary appointments, before an appointment is granted you must provide your passport details so that your working rights in Australia can be verified. While these details will be sufficient in the application, the original document will need to be sighted prior to appointment.


04/11/2019 $0 Perth 1 Design & Architecture
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