Team Leader Design Excellence Job in Parramatta NSW at Parramatta City Council –

About the Role

At Council, we are passionate about who we are, and what we do. We work hard to shape a better future for our City and people. Dedicated to our vision, we are seeking a like-minded leader to join us on this rewarding journey as Team Leader, Design Excellence.

This role is responsible for managing and coordinating design excellence competitions and contributing to design expertise to the Design Excellence Advisory Panel (DEAP).

As a specialist, you will provide expert architectural and technical urban design guidance and advice to optimise design outcomes in relation to significant development proposals and projects within the City in accordance with the NSW State Government’s ‘Director Generals Design Excellence Guidelines 2011’. You will have exceptional communication skills, a comprehensive understanding of the NSW planning framework and an energy for teamwork and positive collaboration.

This is a key team management role responsible for leading a small team of skilled professionals to manage a work program to meet deadlines and set priorities aligned with Council’s strategic priorities.

Key Responsibilities:
Scheduling reviews of Design Competition Briefs, programming and managing Design Competitions, coordinating and supporting Design Juries, stakeholder liaison and engagement.

Overseeing and managing specialised, independent strategic design guidance to DEAP to ensure alignment with Council’s strategic priorities.

Promote an awareness of the importance of design integrity in the built environment and high-quality architecture outcomes to support the making of great places and sustainable urban environments.

Provide independent, high-level strategic and specialised advice on architecture and urban design priorities and opportunities to achieve the Council’s vision and strategic outcomes and where requested on specific projects or initiatives to improve design outcomes for individual projects and broader initiatives.

Lead efforts across the organisation in the planning and reporting of design excellence and manage and contribute to complex, diverse, sensitive projects and multi-disciplinary teams.

Work with the City Architect and other Business Units to manage Design Excellence and Design Competitions in the City of Parramatta as required; and manage Design Competition consultant and specialist fees.

Manage the research and analysis of urban design, architectural and design competition processes with synergies to land use and transport planning, economic development, environmental and social trends to improve outcomes.

About You

We are interested to hear from individuals with significant experience in urban design within a complex urban environment. Pivotal to this position is the ability to influence, communicate effectively and build strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Therefore, the successful individual will need to have exceptional interpersonal skills in leadership, coordination, negotiation, teamwork, and problem solving.

Additional requirements:
Tertiary qualifications in urban design, architecture, planning and public domain (including software/ hand drawing capability) with demonstrated success in working with or for the public sector and CAD ability.

5+ years demonstrated experience in leading diverse, multidisciplinary teams and delivering services to a high standard to meet financial and other business performance criteria.

Demonstrable detailed understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements applicable to the designated area and the ability to practically apply this knowledge.

Demonstrated experience in managing Design Excellence through advice, policy and guidelines and liaison with developers and stakeholders, through written and drawn medium.

What’s on offer

This is a permanent full-time position and we are offering an attractive salary from $121,556.35 – $128,448.99 p.a. plus Superannuation. City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which can be accessed by the successful candidate.

Want to know more

Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached Position Description.

How to apply

Candidates MUST apply online at https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/careers and answer the position selection criteria. Applications close 9pm, Friday 08 October 2021 and will not be accepted through any other medium.

The City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol-free working environment and employees may be subject to random testing as a result.

City of Parramatta Council embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Multicultural backgrounds and people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.

Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

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About the Company

Company: Parramatta City Council –

Company Location:  Parramatta NSW

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