Committed to the creation of better environments
Mecone is a leading urban planning, policy and development advisory consultancy with offices in Sydney, Western Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Favouring balance between human needs and the natural environment, Mecone provides practical, economically viable and sustainable advice and development services to private sector and government clients.
What is Mecone?

Mecone is a mythical Greek City. Known as the city where humans came into conflict with the gods resulting in the gods taking fire away from humans – humankind’s most precious natural resource.

To us, Mecone represents the need to find balance between human needs and the natural environment. It also represents how humanity benefits from the natural world and how conflicts with the environment can have major impacts.

Why Mecone?

We are highly experienced in the provision of statutory and strategic planning services, policy advice, urban graphics and mapping in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. We are leaders in Urban Analytics and Policy, having worked on some of the largest and highest profile projects in Australia.

Mecone is selected as a preferred consultant and is placed on the consultancy panels for a number of government organisations including the Department of Treasury, Transport for NSW, Local Government Procurement, Roads and Maritime Services, Barangaroo Delivery Authority and NSW Health for the provision of planning and development advisory services.

We also have strong relationships with private stakeholders, developers, land owners and specialist consultancy firms.

We have long-standing and very good relationships with numerous local Councils and excellent established relationships with State planning authorities in NSW and VIC.

Careers at Mecone

Mecone is a national company of urban planning specialists providing advice and services in strategic planning, statutory planning, and Urban Analytics and Policy.

Our projects span across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, ranging from inner city mixed use development to large scale housing estates in growth areas. Our focus is on high quality negotiated development outcomes, working with some of Australia’s most reputable developers, Architects and allied consultants.

Current opportunities

Associate Planner

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Associate Planner to join us in our Sydney CBD Office. Being in the heart of the CBD and having a second office in Western Sydney, this position is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated Urban Planner to work on a range of projects across NSW, with a focus on statutory planning work for private clients.

The position involves:

Employing your understanding of statutory, strategic and land use planning principles at a strategic and technical level to provide practical and expert planning advice to clients and the project team.

  • Providing high quality planning advice in a responsive, consistent, accurate and professional manner.
  • Providing high-quality planning reports across all three business areas including but not limited to Planning Proposals, Statement of Environmental Effects, Strategic Planning Reports, Clause 4.6 Variations, Expert advice and reports for Land and Environment Court.
  • Undertaking direct and independent contact with senior government agency staff (Council, DPE etc) to progress planning applications.
  • Management and prioritisation of competing deadlines, alerting Directors where capacity issues are foreseeable. Manage project team members to ensure deliverables provided on time and within budget to client’s satisfaction.

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience, with prior experience in both private and public planning roles preferred.
  • Confidence in decision making and ability to work independently.
  • Australian citizen or appropriate work visa.
  • Commitment to work place equality and environmental sustainability.

In return we offer:

  • Part of a national company.
  • Interesting and varied work exposure.
  • A dynamic and friendly environment.
  • Opportunity for future growth within the company.

All interested parties are to submit as CV, along with a cover letter outlining why their experience would make them suitable for the role.

Kate Bartlett – Sydney Practice Director

kbartlett@mecone.com.au

Link to the SEEK job here

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