Urban Designer

City of Sydney Full Time Contract 5/10/2016


  • $115,588 to $129,529 p.a. plus Superannuation
  • Full time position or part time under a job share arrangement
  • Term contract up to 30 June 2018

This is an exciting and dynamic role at one of Australia’s most progressive and sustainable local government authorities.

The City of Sydney encourages design excellence and environmental sustainability as key elements of its Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision. Our Urban Design and Heritage team provides expert advice to internal and external stakeholders at all stages in the development assessment process.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated urban designer to join our team to ensure that design quality is seamlessly integrated into the strategic planning framework and development assessment process of Council.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • tertiary qualifications in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning or a related discipline
  • extensive experience in urban design, including the design and documentation of building projects and the design of residential apartment buildings
  • a well-developed ability to research, analyse complex and sensitive development issues and propose solutions
  • excellent communication skills for negotiation with internal and external parties and the preparation of comprehensive reports
  • a proven track record in meeting strict deadlines, balancing and responding flexibly to competing priorities and working effectively as part of a team.

The City offers a high quality professional environment and is committed to providing flexible working arrangements such as a 19 day month, a higher education program, variable span of working hours, salary sacrificing, salary progression scheme linked to Performance and Development Program, salary increases paid annually in line with the City of Sydney Award, accelerated long service leave and attractive maternity and paternity entitlements.

Visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/jobs for a position description. For further information contact Tony Smith, Urban Design & Heritage Manager on 02 9265 9461.

Applications must address the selection criteria stated in the position description and be made online via the City’s website by Sunday 23 October 2016.

At the City we provide equal employment opportunity. We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.