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Principal Urban Planner

  • Be part of an organisation where employees are engaged, connected and proud!
  • Grow your leadership
  • Full or part time, permanent position with a salary range of $98K-$110 p.a. (or pro-rata) + super + flexible work arrangement options

About the role
We are seeking a passionate, customer focussed and team oriented Principal Urban Planner who is looking for a unique workplace that focusses on your individual career development in a supportive and dynamic environment.

You to help lead the key planning projects within Glen Eira and to provide support to an engaged team of statutory planners, subdivision and enforcement officers and support staff. You will contribute to an outcomes driven service and together we will help make it fun and rewarding along the way.

Urban Planning works as a team to deliver a professional, customer centric and solutions focussed planning service. In the role you will work within an engaged team of planners, subdivision and enforcement officers and support and work on a range of planning applications and requests, appeals at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. At the same time, you will have access to training and development that is specific to your development needs, and you will be supported to grow yourself and your leadership capabilities.

About you
You might be a looking for that next step in your career within local government or someone looking for a change where you can grow your planning capabilities. The key things for us is that you strive to deliver great customer service, are hardworking, solutions oriented, and want to help create great places where our communities can live, work or play.

Skills and Experience

  • a tertiary qualification in town planning or a related field
  • extensive experience and demonstrated expertise in town planning practice, preferably in local government
  • great communication, time management and prioritisation skills
  • a focus on delivering great results as part of a team

Working at Glen Eira City Council
The City of Glen Eira is a dynamic municipality located within the south-east metropolitan region of Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Council provides a range of services to over 155,000 residents from more than 160 cultural backgrounds and over 16,000 businesses.

Glen Eira City Council is a collaborative, values-based organisation that strives for innovation. Our 1,600 employees bring their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and perspectives to an inclusive and flexible work environment, creating a unique and vibrant culture that is representative of the municipality it services.

Recognised as an Employer of Choice, we seek people who share our community focused values and have a desire to create positive local impact.

We will offer you

  • A supportive and collaborative team environment where your ideas are welcomed
  • Extensive Learning and Development programs
  • A job that is challenging and exciting
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Comprehensive leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements

Important information
In order to best manage the selection process, all short listed candidates will be contacted before 5pm on Friday, 5 November 2021, to arrange an interview.  The interviews will take place by video conference. The interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 10 November 2021, between 9am and 5pm
  • Thursday, 11 November 2021, between 9am and 5pm

Please note that applicants must undergo and maintain a satisfactory police check.

Where positions are considered an 'authorised worker' or otherwise have to attend on site, in accordance with government requirements the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption (first dose required by 15 Oct, second dose by 26 Nov).

How to Apply
Please attach your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role.

To view a position description, visit our careers page at 

For further information about the role please contact Maddie Snell on 9524 3347.


Glen Eira City Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation. As a Council, we are committed to:

  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees;
  • Receiving applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures and backgrounds including: people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTIQ and gender diverse people;
  • Reconciliation and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Aboriginal Civic and Cultural Officer on T: 03 9524 3333 or E:

We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.