First listed on: 30 July 2021

Urban Designer - Major Projects


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

This position is three days (22.8 hours) per week, specific days and hours are flexible.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

City of Stonnington’s Major State Government Projects team seeks to positively influence the outcome of State Government Projects for Stonnington’s community. The team collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop advocacy positions, assess and review proposals and provide expert guidance and feedback to a range of stakeholders on such projects.

Working within the Major State Government Projects team, the successful candidate will utilize their sound urban design/landscape architecture experience and knowledge, ideally gained on major infrastructure projects/in a Local Government Authority context, to lead and coordinate the urban design and landscape inputs required from Council on Major State Government projects. The candidate will utilize their technical expertise and knowledge to derive advocacy positions, assess and review designs as well as coordinate feedback to/from relevant internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, proactive, driven and innovative and engage in effective interaction and networking for the provision of sound advice at various levels both within Council and external to Council. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of programs and projects, be able to adapt skills to address project specific needs and have sound technical knowledge, excellent communication skills, well-developed project management skills, solid time management and organisational skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge, skills, and experience in the delivery of urban design/landscape projects preferably in a Local Government context and/or delivery of major infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of landscape architecture policies and practices, emerging trends and best practice, and their contribution to broader organisational objectives.
  • An understanding of planning and design issues associated with major urban development proposals as well as local landscape and infrastructure needs for the benefit of the community and municipality.
  • Well-developed consultation, project, contract, communication (oral and written) and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Victorian planning and major infrastructure legislation frameworks.
  • Highly developed professional with interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective and efficient lines of communication at various levels in multi-stakeholder projects and programs to gain cooperation and effectively resolve problems.
  • A strong collaborator who adds value to the organisation with proven ability to maintain relationships with other stakeholders.
  • Proven time management skills, and ability to plan and prioritise work to meet competing deadlines
  • Excellent influencing and facilitating skills to achieve favourable outcomes for Council
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and autonomously as required.
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant industry-related project management, financial, and design and drafting software.

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For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Nadia Ford, Coordinator Major State Government Projects on (03) 8290 1030) or

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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