Coordinator Development Planning

About the City
City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional municipality providing services to a growing population of 244,000 residents across 1247km2 comprised of urban, suburban, rural and coastal environments located 75km from Melbourne. The spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the creative design and historical significance of its built environment make the municipality a major tourism magnet for local and international visitors.

Our people take pride in their work and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of residents of the Geelong region. Employees are provided with engaging and rewarding work and a culture of respect and collaboration. On offer are professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, parental leave – 14 weeks paid leave, health & wellbeing program, discounted gym memberships at council facilities and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team, working together for the community.

About the Engineering Services Department
This department is part of our City Services Division, and is responsible for the effective and sustainable management of Council’s infrastructural assets, including the planning, design, and delivery of a number of asset-related services.

The Development Planning unit is responsible for providing services in the areas of: development (subdivision) planning referrals, engineering plan checking and approvals.  Onsite audit/inspections of new subdivisions and development and associated road reserve permits.  Building referrals (fencing and easements) and reinstatements (service authorities).

About the Role
The Coordinator is the manager responsible for leading the unit and is responsible for all facets of service, strategic and program delivery, ensuring the delivery of successful outcomes align to the Council values and plans.

As a people leader, the Coordinator is also responsible for delivering highly effective leadership ensuring they act as a role model of the Council values to the highest level.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role will include:

  1. Leading the unit through the effective and efficient management of human, financial and physical resources.
  2. Being an effective and empowering people leader and coach.
  3. Competently managing all aspects of the unit’s business planning and operational requirements, retaining overall accountability for the unit’s performance.
  4. Retaining overall accountability for the performance of the unit, shaping and developing high-level strategic and operational asset management plans and translating those plans into actionable goals and deliverable outcomes.
  5. Providing expert contribution to planning and development approvals for new and infill growth areas and delivery of new assets associated with development.
  6. Providing high level, strategic and comprehensive advice to the Manager Engineering Services and Executive Leadership team to inform long-term decision making.
  7. Maintaining effective engagement and communication with Councillors (or equivalent), Council employees, the community, and stakeholders on current issues and forward plans.
  8. Adopting a proactive risk management approach to ensure risks are identified, quantified and controlled, and that employees, contractors and the community are protected. 

About You
To be successful in this role, you will require: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering is essential, specializing in civil design principles and practices enabling certification as a Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Exceptional people management skills with demonstrated success in leading high-performing teams to deliver results.
  • Extensive experience in strategic asset management with a strong knowledge and understanding of the Water Act, Local Government Act and other binding legislation.
  • Solid proficiency in successful project, program and contract management, preferably within a civil engineering and/or local government environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to successfully negotiate, influence and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to determine high-level program delivery across multiple functional work areas, resolve service delivery issues, and set operational work allocation.
  • Solid knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and practices related to traffic and civil engineering, inclusive OH&S obligations.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position.  Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5:00pm Thursday 23 July 2020.

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City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

13/07/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Engineering
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