Manager, Land Planning & Environment (VPSG6)

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 30/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Level Crossing Removal Project

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/368E

Reference: VG/368E

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan


About the role

Join our purpose – help us shape the lives of Victorians in building safer and more connected communities. Our South Eastern Program Alliance are looking for an experienced Land, Planning and Environment Manager to join them in the delivery of a broad range of exciting projects.

As the Manager, Land Planning and Environment you will be responsible for providing sound guidance and expertise around the land, planning and environment space. You will lead project teams to manage planning and environment issues, as well as the integration of land and property matters.


Your day will be filled with a variety of tasks, including (but not limited to):

  • Building meaningful working relationships with a range of stakeholders such as; Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria, Environment Protection Authority, Heritage Victoria, VicTrack and municipal councils.
  • Leading planning and other processes – this includes planning scheme amendments, permit applications, environmental referrals and other approvals.
  • Managing Land and Property team members and their deliverables, overseeing the collaboration of both your internal and other external disciplines.  


The Manager, Land Planning and Environment position is a 3-year fixed term contract. Whilst based in our South Eastern Program Alliance office in Mont Albert, LXRP supports flexible and remote working options.


About you

We are looking for individuals who have a strong sense of purpose in helping the LXRP transform the way Victorians live, work and travel: reshaping and revitalising our communities through major infrastructure projects. You will have extensive experience managing and providing technical advice on land, planning and environmental issues in major project context, including the management of publicly owned land. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to empower and motivate team members from a range of disciplines. Similarly, all applicants MUST have strong communication skills and the ability to build meaningful working relationships, as liaising with a wide audience will be a daily activity. 


Let's get technical! What will we expect from you?

  • Proven knowledge of the Victoria planning and approvals process and legislations - with consideration to the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in planning, or a similar field is advantageous.  
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing planning, heritage and environmental approvals documentation, as well as preparing and reviewing external consultant briefs.
  • Strong understanding of priorities, policies and processes at all levels of government.


About us

At LXRP, we're not just removing level crossings, we are removing barriers and creating legacies for our communities for years to come. Inclusion is a priority for us, and we are committed to creating an employee community that reflects those in which we work.

  • We value our role as leaders to actively increase female representation in the transport sector through practical support, professional development, and exposure to career opportunities.
  • We are proud leaders and participants of internship programs that provide opportunities to people who identify as LGBTIQ, people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, refugees or asylum seekers or people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • We offer and encourage flexible work practices and purchased leave arrangements for all our employees to support wellbeing, family or carer commitments or other personal circumstances.
  • We place great importance on growth, empowering our people to enhance their knowledge, capability and experience through continual learning, formal training and lessons learned.
  • Health, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do. We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our people to create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone, every day, everywhere.


What next?

If we've sparked your interest, introduce yourself by submitting a cover letter and CV. You will also be required to submit a response to three questions that aim to assess your leadership skills, as well as your ability to problem solve and influence others. That's enough, we do not need you to provide key selection criteria.

Please note that candidates may undergo pre-employment screening as part of the recruitment process. You can read more on that here.


Need more information?

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For queries about the role contact Tara McDonald – Talent Acquisition Adviser – 0448 598 553.

If you are interested and need assistance with accessibility you can contact us at lxrp-recruitment@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au or call 0448 598 553.

Manager, Land Planning & Environment (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

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Tara McDonald - Talent Acquisition Adviser | 0448 598 553

Manager, Land Planning & Environment (VPSG6)