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Technical Director - Land Use Planning - Sydney/wollongong/south Coast Based

GHD - Sydney, NSW

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Source: uWorkin

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Due to continuing strong growth, our Southern NSW operation (in collaboration with our Sydney team) are looking for an experienced Technical Director – Land Use Planning can be based in Sydney/Wollongong /South Coast, to complement our existing regional planning and approvals team (South Coast, Sydney, ACT and Riverina).

GHD has a significant profile across NSW in Environmental Assessment and Planning. You will be a member of a large planning community, seeking to deliver sustainable, adaptive solutions in partnership with our communities.

This opportunity would support an individual looking for a sea change without the loss of career opportunity and development. Alternatively, you might already be working in the area, and are looking to work on a diverse range of projects for an international consultancy.

This role is a rare opportunity, working on a wide variety of projects and will see you involved in:

  • Working with the Business Group Leader to drive the key initiatives within the strategic plan defined by the environment and water team
  • using your proven experience preparing land use strategies, development applications and planning proposals. It is also desirable you have experience in environmental impact assessments under Part 4 and Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Undertake business development, secure new projects and develop trusted advisor relationships with clients.
  • Supervision, training and mentoring of staff.
  • Pursue technical excellence in the delivery of strategic planning projects for the regional team and GHD.
Being part of a dynamic regional team, you will be required to travel (where virtual meetings are not possible). This may include travel between our South Coast, Sydney and Riverina offices.

What you will bring to the team:
  • Be a leader in your field bringing 12+ years' experience to the role in land use planning and environmental assessment
  • a strong local and regional market presence; an individual who can provide technical leadership and business development focus.
  • Experience in providing technical recommendations for bids as well as writing and crafting proposals and reports for projects
  • Ability to influence others, good negotiating skills with a bias for action
  • Relevant tertiary qualification -Bachelor of Town Planning, Environmental planning, or Environmental Science/Engineering.
  • Certified environmental practitioner would be highly regarded or ability to attain certification
Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who we are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply online now

Contact: Claire Humphreys

T: +612 4979 9097

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.