Planning and Environment Adviser (VPSG4)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Level Crossing Removal Project

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/026215E

Reference: VG/026215E

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan


About the role

Our South-East team are on the lookout for a passionate planner eager to join a fast-paced, collaborative environment and contribute to transformative projects throughout Melbourne. 

Reporting into the Manager Land Planning Environment, the Planning and Environment Adviser is responsible for will provide technical advice to the organisation around planning and environmental issues impacting the delivery of our South-East Program Alliance based in Mount Albert. You will get the opportunity to work closely with industry experts and build strong relationships with a range of government departments and stakeholders such as – the Department of Transport/VicRoads, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heritage Victoria, EPA and more.

Whilst no one day or project is exactly the same, some of your core accountabilities will include:

  • Liaising with our project teams, as well as our communications team on planning and environmental issues/risks.
  • Preparing statutory materials, environmental referrals, permit applications and other approvals as needed.
  • Undertake research and analysis to support content of technical reports, such as planning controls and submissions analysis.

This is a 3-year fixed term position, paying a salary between $90,067 - $102,192 + superannuation. The team are LXRP have embraced the hybrid working model, with a blend of 3 days in the office (located in Mount Albert) and 2 days at home.


About you

You will have a strong sense of purpose in helping the project deliver on transforming the way Victorians live, work and travel.  You will have experience in providing technical advice on planning and environmental issues. Candidates with experience from either the private sector and/or local government are encouraged to apply!

Demonstrated knowledge of the Victorian planning and approvals process and legislation relevant to the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects is highly desirable for the role. The team are also interested in someone with strong project management skills. Being able to function in a fast-paced environment and produce quality material will make you a standout applicant.

We'd also love if you have:

  • A high level of attention to detail – you will be supporting the team in the preparation and submission of multiple complex planning amendments, referrals, applications, etc.
  • Exposure to preparing planning, heritage, and environmental approvals documentation.
  • An understanding of priorities, policies and processes at all levels of government.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and influence outcomes – you will be collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in planning, environmental management or a similar discipline is beneficial to the role but not mandatory.


About LXRP

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 of 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 via the ‘apply now' link.  Tell us why you're interested and what capability you bring. 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?

For specifics about the role give Tara McDonald (Talent Acquisition Adviser) a call on 0448 598 553, email tara.c.mcdonald@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au or connect with her on LinkedIn.

We welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations or adjustments in order to participate to the best of your ability throughout this recruitment process.

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Planning and Environment Adviser (VPSG4)

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Tara McDonald - Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser | 0448 598 553

Planning and Environment Adviser (VPSG4)