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Architect / Urban Designer

City of Port Phillip - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Urban Designer/Architect - two vacancies available

  • Band 7 Salary Range: $96,794 - $108,318 (pro rata for Part Time) plus 9.5% Super
  • Full-time & Part-time Temporary roles until 03 Dec 2021, backfilling employees on leave.
  • St Kilda Town Hall
About The Organisation

City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisation, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more.

About The Role

Reporting to the Head of City Design these roles are responsible for reviewing and advising on relevant design aspects in Councils strategic and capital projects. The Urban Designer/Architect will collaborate with colleagues, consultants and external stakeholders to facilitate and negotiate good design outcomes whilst ensuring that council policies and strategies are reflected in all work produced.

We will consider both full time and part time applications. Please ensure your cover letter advises if you are applying for the full time or part time role and if part time, the minimum and maximum number of days a week you are available to work.

  • Production and development of front-end concepts and studies for strategic locations, key projects or development sites across various scales
  • Provide clear and logical analytical reports with recommendations for action
  • A strategic and holistic approach to complex and sensitive design matters
  • Procure and project manage design work and manage external consultants

And Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in Urban Design, Architecture or related field is essential
  • Solid experience as an Urban designer or Urban Architect, in private practice or local/state government
  • Excellent analytical and software skills in Adobe Suite, SketchUp, other 3D modelling software
  • Stakeholder engagement, contractor management, procurement and project management skills
Security Requirements And Professional Obligations

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:
  • evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • sufficient proof of their identity.
Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation)


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.

  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
How To Apply

Please visit https://recruitment.portphillip.vic.gov.au to obtain a copy of the position description and to apply.

Only applications submitted online via Job Vacancies at City of Port Phillip website will be considered for external applicants.

Please Note
  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (maximum two pages) in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description.
  • Due to the extensive number of applications received by Council, only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.
  • Acceptance of late applications is at the discretion of the hiring manager.
For further information not found in the Position Description contact Mai Luu, Head of City Design, email mai.luu@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Applications close midnight Sunday 20 June 2021

City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Barb Lawrence (Recruitment Business Partner) on 0466 859 533 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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