urban planner (wa)

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch RobertsDay is currently seeking a highly motivated Urban Planner to join our Urban Solutions team in Perth. Based in our architect-designed CBD studio, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on some of the highest profile and most widely-awarded urban development projects in Western Australia, supported by our international team of planning, design, placemaking, economics and climate change thought leaders. 

We are seeking an urban planner with up to 5 years planning experience to provide support to our planning, place and design teams; assist in the preparation of a range of urban planning proposals and strategies; and provide high quality, client responsive service and expert technical advice and direction on a range of multi- disciplinary projects, contributing to the growth of our place-led design and planning service across Australia.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of planning documentation, strategies, and applications
  • Collaborate with design team to ensure outputs meet statutory and strategic planning requirements
  • Assist with the evolution of place led planning and design ideas and concepts, including compliance with regulatory and associated legal requirements and prepare strategies to convert proposals to approval
  • Coordinate work completed by project consultants and design team members
  • Undertake research and obtain insights, conclusions, and recommendations from complex data to inform proposals and incorporate into strategies and projects across planning, place and design disciplines
  • Provide statutory and strategic urban planning advice and assistance to urban design related and multi-disciplinary projects covering project visioning, development strategy, master planning and subdivision, development applications and guidelines, form-based codes and regeneration strategies

Experience and Competencies

  • Experience within state or local government, or the private sector, and possesses a sound understanding of Western Australian state and local government processes, policy and legislation
  • Previous experience in negotiating, assessing or preparing planning applications including subdivision and/ or development approvals, or strategic planning policy, instruments and frameworks
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of a strong company culture to share, lead and inspire
  • A knowledge and understanding of placemaking and design principles, techniques and processes
  • A demonstrated passion for the built environment and the delivery of sustainable communities
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong capacity for teamwork and interpersonal/social skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills, and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills including the ability to prioritise workloads and perform tasks efficiently and demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail and high levels of presentation
  • A high standard of professional and personal ethics and integrity.

You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor qualifications in urban planning, geography, urban design, landscape architecture, or related built environment discipline (essential)
  • Postgraduate qualification in urban planning or related built environment discipline (desirable)
  • Microsoft Office applications (essential)
  • Emerging urban design skills (desirable)
  • Ability to use design software, including Adobe Professional suite, (desirable)

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