Planning and Environment Specialist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Level Crossing Removal Project

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/026325E

Reference: VG/026325E

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Various


About the role

LXRP are on the hunt for passionate planners interested in collaborating with industry experts on one of Victoria's largest rail projects. We have a number of Planning and Environment Specialist opportunities on offer throughout Melbourne.

Reporting into the Senior Planning and Environment Specialist, the Planning and Environment Specialist will provide expertise to the organisation around planning and environmental issues impacting the delivery of our projects.

As a Planning & Environment Specialist you will be responsible for providing advice, whilst also working closely and building strong relationships with a range of government departments and industry stakeholders such as – the Department of Transport/VicRoads, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heritage Victoria, EPA and more.

On any given day you might find yourself:

  • 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.
  • Responding to statutory referrals from other authorities and councils.
  • Developing, building, and maintaining strong relationships with a range of different stakeholders.

The Planning and Environment Specialist roles are 3-year fixed term positions, paying a salary between $103,920 and $125,735 + superannuation. With a number of office locations on offer, including Mentone, Richmond and Footscray, with a hybrid working arrangement (weekly blend of office and remote working) envisioned for all roles.


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 strong experience in managing and providing technical advice on planning and environmental issues, including the management of publicly owned land. 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 will put you on a good platform for success in this role. Strong stakeholder management skills are essential to this role as you liaise and navigate complex planning and environment issues with a wide range of internal and external clients.

We'd also love if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing planning, heritage, and environmental approvals documentation.
  • Strong knowledge 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. We will also ask you to indicate your location preference. 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.


Planning and Environment Specialist (VPSG5)

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Full time / 3 years

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Tara McDonald - Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser | 0448 598 553

Planning and Environment Specialist (VPSG5)