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Landscape Architect

Careers at Council - Wollongong, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin



Wollongong City Council -
Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Landscape Architect
Permanent Full Time
Salary from $91,987 up to $111,631 per annum plus superannuation
(Salary will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)
Recruitment No 21015

Work within our large internal design group to contribute to $100m of infrastructure upgrades annually

About the Position:

We are a dynamic landscape architectural team working within a multi-disciplinary internal design group contributing to the delivery of approximately $100M of infrastructure upgrades annually. We are now seeking an additional Landscape Architect to join our team to help address the increasing list of public domain improvements we have on our program, as well as to contribute to the development application services we provide.

In this role you will enhance the city's aesthetic, environmental, and cultural values through high quality design and project management. Working within the Design and Technical Services group which includes civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, architects, survey, and environmental strategy, key responsibilities of your role will be to:

  • Design and graphically present high quality, creative and functional design solutions for urban and natural areas within the city, including both large and small-scale sites
  • Manage and deliver community supported masterplans for large scale public reserves and town centres, taking the lead in concept development, analysis, direct consultation, and masterplan design documentation’
  • Deliver costed construction documentation packages to tight deadlines
  • Provide expert design validation and quality control on construction sites
  • Contribute to and implement controls and guidelines relevant to development on private land promoting a high standard of outcomes consistent with council's policies
  • Prepare reports and submissions and represent Council at public meetings, prelodgement meetings and informal planning conferences
  • Prepare and contribute to the preparation of strategic policies and design guidelines promoting design excellence in the city
  • Project manage the design phase of multiple projects concurrently and deliver successfully to tight deadlines

What do you need to be successful in this role?

The successful candidate will be a degree qualified Landscape Architect or recognition by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects as a Registered Landscape Architect based on qualifications and experience.

You will have extensive experience in the design and delivery of large and small scale creative public domain improvements, from initial concept sketches, and masterplan consultation documentation, to the delivery of final construction packages. You will also have a good understanding of the policy and legislation involved, and experience in landscape development control on private land.

Your CAD skills will be highly developed with a demonstrated ability to produce graphically clear, accurate, and attractive design documentation from concept and masterplanning to construction detailing, within a multidisciplinary team environment.

You will be an excellent project manager able to deliver complex outcomes within an at times challenging community environment. You will also be a cooperative, respectful, and positive person, able to build and maintain networks, and think through high quality solutions to complex and competing project demands.

Benefits of working at Council:
  • We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
  • We support and encourage study and career development
  • We foster personal and professional growth
  • We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
  • We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
  • We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

How To Apply

Wollongong City Council uses a merit based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the below criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the below criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

A copy of our Selection Criteria Template can be found HERE.

Selection Criteria:
  • Do you hold a degree in Landscape Architecture and/or are you a registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects?
  • Do you hold a driver’s licences?
  • Please detail your extensive experience in preparing and delivering public domain design documentation from concept to detailed construction documentation.
  • Please outline your experience in managing small and large-scale development application referrals.
  • Please detail your experience in managing projects to ensure the successful delivery of innovative and complex design solutions.
  • Outline your experience and skills utilising CAD software where you have also needed to consider input from a multi-disciplinary design team.
  • Please outline your experience in the application of legislative controls and council policies in regard to landscape development assessment on private land.

Desirable Criteria:
  • Do you hold a qualification in project management or business management?
  • Please outline your experience and skills using Photoshop and Illustrator software as it relates to this role.

For further information regarding this position contact Andy Goldie, Senior Landscape Architect on (02) 4227 7454.

Any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the Recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 12 midday Monday 1 March 2021.

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.

Wollongong, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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