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Senior Planning And Approvals Specialist

HAYS - Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Senior Planning and Approvals Specialist required for a very niche environmental planning position.

Your new company

This not for profit organisation is a highly regarded national company that is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all. Our client is the founder of a major network in Australia and renowned for the niche work they do and have an expanding portfolio of products and services, all designed to meet the unique needs of one of the biggest sectors in Australia. This organisation is a great place to work if you want to make a difference.

Your new role

As an experienced planning and approvals specialist, your new role will be working within the dynamic Infrastructure Development team, focusing on projects throughout suburban and regional Victoria as we strengthen and expand the network. The role will ensure the timely delivery of approvals, and ensure the cultural heritage due diligence, environmental compliance and statutory approvals for a certain Victorian construction project. This role will be an essential driver for these projects, navigating federal, state and local compliance to ensure projects meet requirements and are planned efficiently. The ideal applicant will have significant experience gaining environmental and cultural heritage project approvals and ensuring due diligence in Victoria. They will be able to work well in teams and autonomously, have excellent negotiation skills and a confident and easy communication style.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Leading engagement with appropriate local, state and federal authorities, Registered Aboriginal Parties and key landowners for fibre optic cable construction
  • Ensure project environmental, cultural heritage and statutory compliance, including:
  • Providing expert advice on all statutory obligations pertaining to the construction of fibre optic cable
  • Obtaining project permits and permissions, including statutory approvals
  • Complete environmental due diligence assessments and reports
  • Providing project environmental advice, supervision and auditing

This is a fixed term contract which will require travel throughout regional Victoria, and potentially nationally.

What you'll need to succeed

To succeed in this role you will meet the following criteria:

  • Extensive experience in gaining cultural heritage approvals and statutory approvals for in Victoria
  • Experience working on approvals within a telecommunications company for optical fibre construction
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Detailed knowledge of environmental planning and relevant legislation
  • Relevant knowledge on construction techniques for telecommunications projects
  • Previous experience with telecommunications/fibre optic planning will be highly desirable.

    What you'll get in return

    In return for your work you will have secured a 24 month position in a supportive team that feels strongly towards supporting diversity and equal opportunity. You will be remunerated with a very attractive salary of $100k - $130k + super (this will be dependant on experience) and there is potential for the contract to extend beyond the 24 month contract. You will have secured a very niche position in a not for profit organisation which will be an amazing opportunity to develop your skills and work along side some extremely skilled professionals in the field.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role or would like to know more, click 'apply now' or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to alys.white@hays.com.au with a cover letter outlining how your experience fits the key requirements of the role.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    SA Licence number : LHS 297508

Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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