AECOM Professional Urban Planner in Melbourne, Australia

Australia - Victoria, Melbourne

Job Summary

The AECOM Design + Planning team comprises our Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design teams.

We work closely with our Urban Designers and Landscape Architects and as AECOM’s Environmental, Advisory and Transport teams on a rich and contemporary mix of projects.

The Urban Planner will assist in the preparation of a wide diversity of statutory and strategic planning matters, including arts and culture, education, transport, infrastructure, renewable energy, commercial, residential and industrial development. undertake research, due diligences/highest and best land use assessments, planning applications, planning scheme amendments, planning policy, land use impact analyses and the like.

As part of the Design + Planning studio and wider AECOM team, the role will provide input into the review of project design standards, philosophy and approach, while considering client requirements and expectations. The successful Professional Urban Planner will also undertake financial management in consultation with the designated project director (or senior project manager), and the coordination of project resources (both internal and external) as required.

Minimum Requirements

In order to join AECOMs Design + Planning team you will be a proven Urban Planner with some of the following attributes;

  • A minimum of 2-6 years’ experience in a similar role, with a combination of the following technical skills, attributes and experience;

  • An understanding of statutory planning practices and principles, an emerging understanding of strategy and an ability to provide practical and analytical advice

  • Exposure to rail infrastructure, education, transport and renewable energy projects ideally

  • Excellent organisation, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

  • Project management, master planning, urban design and strategic planning advice to urban renewal clients, linking in key specialist advice and industry leads as the project requires

  • Being passionate and proactive about producing insightful and high quality work and advice

  • Innovative and strong lateral thinking

  • An ability to show initiative and work with limited supervision

  • Developing project management skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines

  • Evidence of undertaking land use planning due diligence assessments and developing planning approval strategies

  • Capability in supporting broader teams on major projects and working with Design, Environment and Advisory teams

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195831BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.