Planner or Senior Planner – Parramatta, NSW

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About the role

  • Miss that boutique planning firm feel, where you are not just a number?
  • Join a leading National planning firm
  • Permanent role with opportunity for career progression
  • Flexible, vibrant work environment with close-knit supportive team
  • Access to experienced urban planning mentors/ Directors

Who is Mecone?

Mecone values our people, we are committed to the creation of better urban environments and pride ourselves in the calibre of our employees to deliver superior client outcomes, while fostering an inclusive, diverse supportive culture for our team.

Mecone is a national company of urban planning specialists providing advice and services in strategic planning, statutory planning, integrated land use and transport planning and urban analytics.

In addition to our competitive employee value proposition (think rewards, recognition, and generous employee bonus scheme!) and close-knit team, Mecone offers interesting, challenging work on a range of projects across metro Sydney, with a focus on large scale transformational project, being mentored by the best in the business.

Position Description

We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated Planner or Senior Planner to join us in our Paramatta office.

This role, supported by knowledgeable, experienced Directors is focused on providing urban planning services in the one or more of the following key areas:

  • Statutory planning and development advisory
  • Strategic planning, rezonings and development advisory
  • Due diligence assessments & masterplans

About you

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, with prior experience in both private and public planning roles preferred
  • Confidence in decision making and ability to work independently
  • Ability to astutely apply and articulate relevant statutory planning issues
  • Australian citizen or appropriate work visa
  • Commitment to workplace flexibility, diversity, equality and environmental sustainability

As an urban planner, Mecone are looking for a high performing, driven individual who can demonstrate solid statutory and strategic urban planning knowledge while providing, attentive, professional service to our valued clients.

Your key responsibilities will be:

Consultancy Services

  • Employ a thorough 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
  • Provide high-quality deliverables across all three business areas including but not limited to Planning Proposals, Statement of Environmental Effects, Strategic Planning Reports, Clause 4.6 Variations
  • Prepare, or manage the preparation of high-quality planning reports
  • Direct contact with senior government agency staff
  • Represent Mecone as a key team leader at client workshops/meetings and provide advice on planning matters
  • GIS analysis, mapping, and graphic design (desirable)
  • Direct and independent contact with senior government agency staff (Council, DPE etc) to progress planning applications

Project and Team Management

  • Ability to manage and progress projects with minimal oversight including direct contact with client PMs
  • Awareness and tracking of project budgets
  • Management and prioritisation of competing deadlines, alerting Directors where capacity issues are foreseeable
  • Prepare monthly invoices for review by Directors for projects

Marketing and Business Development

  • Prepare fee proposals and tender responses
  • Awareness of planning trends and ability to identify further work opportunities from these for existing jobs and clients
  • Contribute to the development of innovative analytical tools or digital products (desirable)


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