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Job Title: Planners – Work Down Under

Planned Resources


Contract Type:
Full time

Melbourne, International

Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


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All Town Planners


Planning In Australia


Planners  – Work Down Under

Looking for something different?  Try Melbourne, Australia for size…

By current predictions Melbourne’s population is tipped to overtake Sydney in the next 10 years and remains a city that is consistently voted in the top 10 liveable cities.  The increased development pressure is creating a shortage of qualified planners and a once in a lifetime opportunity for planners looking to emigrate to Australia where they can help shape the face of Australia for future generations.

Our client is a consistently expanding multidisciplinary consultancy with a head-office based in Melbourne (but with multiple offices across the eastern seaboard).  They have a long track record of service delivery for clients (both as an integrated service offering incorporating engineering, surveying, design and planning for some of Australia’s largest private sector developers) as well as offering planning as a stand-alone service across both the public and private sector.

The client has recently won a major multi-phased approvals project for a global sporting event being run out of Victoria in 2026. This ensures them a pipeline of work for the next couple of years in addition to their existing projects. The project is multi-phased, multi-facility across several locations and involves the management of various cross-government stakeholders, milestones, and support consultants.  The strong requirement on project and stakeholder management for this role allows them to look at candidates outside the local pool of candidates. 
Having already hired people from the UK they see the UK/Ireland market as a talent pool who bring with them a unique perspective on development, particularly within higher densities.  They are aware that traditionally UK and Irish Planners have made the transition between the two different planning systems well (both into Australia and vice versa) and are interested in talking to senior planners and above who are looking for an adventure.

To be considered for this role you will need to:

  • Be currently at a level where you are able to manage the day-day outputs of projects, interaction with clients, consultants and responsible authorities/council.
  • Have consultancy experience.
  • Be willing to commence quickly (circa 6-8 weeks max).  This is likely to mean that you either have a valid work visa already in place or are eligible for a 417/Working Holiday visa.

On offer is working in a different jurisdiction on exciting projects, an attractive salary, costs of flights, some short-term accommodation on arrival and funding of applicable visa with longer-term sponsorship subject to performance and eligibility.

For more information, please contact Russell Locke on [email protected] to arrange a time for a Teams meeting.

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