Senior Environmental and Development Planner, Melbourne.

Biosis is looking to appoint a Senior Environmental and Development Planner to join our multi-disciplinary team in the Melbourne office.

Working closely with a team of planning, GIS, ecology and heritage professionals, you will prepare statutory approvals and environmental referrals for medium- to large infrastructure and development projects, and deliver on strategic planning projects. Our projects cover metropolitan and growth areas, coastal, green wedge, rural and alpine areas. Typically the planning projects we are involved with have significant overlaps with ecology and heritage matters, however in this role you are encouraged to pursue planning projects beyond these subject areas. You will be expected to become an integral member of the environmental approvals team in Melbourne and be a key contributor to various existing and future planning projects throughout Victoria.

Biosis has been involved in a significant number of planning, ecological and heritage (Aboriginal and post-contact) projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced team of Aquatic Ecologists, Archaeologists, Botanists, Environmental and Development Planners, GIS Operators, and Zoologists. We have offices in Melbourne, Albury, Ballarat, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

Our Melbourne office is located close to the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport. We are a short walk from the North Port Tram Stop. This provides access to all the services of Melbourne without the hassle of traffic and parking.

We are seeking a Senior Environmental and Development Planner who has a strong understanding of the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPPs) and the Planning and Environment Act 1987, experience providing well-considered and accurate planning advice, and a keen attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement. You will be interested in working on medium- to large-scale projects across a diverse range of sectors including transport, justice, renewable energy, and extractive industries sectors. You will be an excellent team player who collaborates with and gets the best out of your colleagues.

Your responsibilities will include participating in, conducting and managing projects, production of technical reports, and pursuing opportunities to grow the planning, ecology and heritage portfolios at Biosis. Additional duties will include proposal writing, marketing and networking, as well as establishing and maintaining a profile in the professional community as a Senior Environmental and Development Planner.

To be considered for this role, you will have:
• Appropriate tertiary qualifications in urban, regional or environmental planning; or similar field.
• A minimum of five (5) years planning experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
• A strong understanding of the Planning and Environment Act 1897, the Victoria Planning Provisions and the planning approvals and amendment processes is essential.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills is essential.
• Knowledge of Commonwealth and State legislation with regard to environmental assessments and approvals is strongly desired.
• Experience in client liaison and consultation is strongly desired.
• Basic experience in proposal preparation.
• Competency with computer programs and software such as MS word, excel, outlook, and/or similar software packages.
• A current driver’s license is essential

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and a supportive work culture. We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance. As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:
• Employee Reward and Recognition Program.
• Flexible work arrangements.
• Mentoring and Training Program.
• Study Assistance.
• Employee Assistance Program.
• Social Activities.
• Internal Job Opportunities throughout Australia.
• Salary sacrifice

This is a permanent position and is best suited to individuals looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne on 0438 191 025. To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Amy Byrne, Administrative Assistant

Position Description

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.