Unique opportunity for a Landscape Architect in North QLD
Up to $150K + 12.5% Super + generous Relocation Assistance
Townsville City Council is focussed on ‘placemaking’ across the community in order to inspire people and to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share; Council have a collaborative process in place to shape the public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, they are facilitating creative patterns of use, paying attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define places across the city and support their ongoing evolution.
Public Open Space plays an important role in the community by providing places for exercise, quiet reflection, children’s play and organised sport. As the Townsville community grows and changes, greater attention needs to be placed on the coordination around planning and design of Councils open space and irrigation solutions. In this role you will lead a team of 8 to create meaningful places, renew and upgrade existing ones with the aim of enticing and attracting people to visit these and meeting both the current and future needs of the community.
Keeping the customer at the heart of all activities the position will:
Apply management skills to plan, prioritise, mentor, provide feedback, manage performance, and promote team members to achieve the development of a high-performance culture and in so doing providing effective and efficient service delivery in line with Townsville City Council’s values and expectations.
Coordinate the outcomes of planning investigations to prepare concepts, project justification reports, preliminary cost estimates and work programs for inclusion in the 10-year capital works plan and coordination of design delivery.
Manage with team members any advice provided to both internal and external stakeholders pertaining to open space and irrigation matters.
Provide specialist advice on open space and irrigation matters in plain English reports that include recommendations or rectification plans to management and council.
Lead the development and maintenance of any standards, specifications, policies, and procedures related to open space and irrigation and or its management.
Renowned for your leadership skills and as a passionate advocate around the creation and enhancement of public open spaces you will have extensive knowledge of public space landscape architecture and what is required to enhance communities. You will have the right combination of talent and energy underpinned by a commitment to operational excellence. The position will suit an effective and decisive leader with proven commercial acumen, highly developed stakeholder engagement skills and a strong focus on the benefit this role will bring to the community.
Why this Role?
As the largest irrigation service provider in the Southern Hemisphere and with 400 Parks and 182 open spaces, joining Townsville City Council represents an opportunity to lead, guide and direct the team making Townsville a great PLACE ensuring meaningful public open spaces are created and enhanced.
For someone who is keen for a new challenge and perhaps a lifestyle change to tropical North Queensland this is a genuine opportunity to leverage and broaden your experience leading a team to enhance a large Open Space portfolio with the largest regional Council in QLD.
A four-year contract is on offer with a salary of up to $150K + 12% Super and generous relocation assistance for the successful candidate. Future Learning and Development opportunities are supported together with reimbursement of some professional registration fees.
Applications will close at 10pm on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.
Please call Rona Horsfall – Principal Consultant at Peak Services on 0438 943854 in complete confidence if you would like to have an initial discussion or put the following link into your browser https://lgaqld.applynow.net.au/jobs/PEAK374
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: + Super + Relocation Assistance
Internal Number: Peak374
About Peak Services
Peak Services is uniquely placed as a commercial enterprise to focus on the needs of Queensland councils and their communities. We are wholly owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and operate as a profit-for-purpose enterprise, with all our profits boosting the LGAQ’s work of advising, supporting and representing Queensland’s councils.
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