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Senior Project Officer

Category:  Environmental Planning & Services
Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

$99K – $106K Total Remuneration Package

$88K – $94K Base Salary

Location: Nambour

Vacancy No: 3569

Permaent Full-time 

Applications close: Sunday 16 April 2023 11:59pm AEST

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

Become a Senior Project Officer providing expert project management skills to the planning, development and delivery of specific urban design and open space projects that will support and align to council’s vision for the region..


Key Duties:

  • Apply well-developed knowledge and experience to the initiation, scoping, planning, coordination, consultant / internal procurement and management, design and construction support of built environment, open-space and related projects (capital and operationally funded).
  • Facilitate and ensure implementation of high-quality, cost-effective, and timely outcomes in:
    • Master planning, specialist investigations and background reports, coordination and provision of technical advice, coordination of design and planning processes (concept design through to detailed design documentation packages)
    • Planning and coordinating effective and inclusive processes for stakeholder management (internal and external)
    • Planning and coordinating effective and inclusive processes for community engagement in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Framework
  • Provide project management expertise leading investigation and design teams (consultants and/or in-house project teams), for master planning, public realm and open space projects and other projects through all stages of delivery.
  • Coordinate and manage input to the development of corporate projects by providing expert feedback on behalf of the Liveability and Natural Assets Group to various other council Departments and Branches.


About you

  • You will have a recognised formal qualifications and extensive relevant experience in a built environment and/or project management discipline.  Post-graduate qualifications and eligibility for membership of the applicable professional institute are desirable.
  • You will have strong project management skills in coordinating and delivering complex projects and programs requiring high levels of consultation, integration, and negotiation to achieve successful outcomes often within a political environment.
  • You will have experience in planning, leading, and managing design related and advocacy projects.
  • You will have high level interpersonal and communication skills with particular emphasis in the areas of liaison, consultation, building effective relationships and teams, negotiation, conflict resolution and assertiveness with the ability to meet changing organisational needs within a diverse and political environment


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave (4 weeks entitlement per year)
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your suitability for the role in Council including your ability to fulfil the key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile, including details of any specific or mandatory qualifications; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact Cameron Dann during business hours on 0400 516 094.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team


At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.