Job Details
  • Reference375556A_1623139020
  • LocationSydney CBD
  • SalaryUp to AU$800 per day + super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted4 days ago
  • ConsultantGary Ward

We are currently recruiting for up to 8 School Planners for our client, a NSW Government agency based in Sydney CBD. This is an initial 12 month contract with possibility of extension and a pay rate of up to $800 per day + super. The role is currently working in the office 2 days per week and 3 days a week from home.

Primary purpose of the role.
Assist the team of Service Planners to identify school infrastructure needs by researching and analysing relevant information to assist with the development of service need strategies and reports.

Key accountabilities

  • Prepare reports, briefings and analysis on a range of subjects relating to asset planning strategies that are factual, current and prepared in accordance with departmental and government policies.
  • Proactively obtain population, socio-economic, planning and development information from external stakeholders and departmental officers to develop informed school infrastructure needs.
  • Prepare timely and factual responses to correspondence and enquiries that consider the impact on the physical assets owned and operated by the department.
  • Liaise with local councils, state agencies, local stakeholders and developers in relation to planning and development issues to add value to the planning process and to identify opportunities for resource sharing.
  • Consult with, and provide information to, internal stakeholders in relation to cluster planning and master planning of new schools and school upgrades.
  • Assist the team on larger projects by participating in meetings, liaising with internal and external stakeholders and conducting research as directed.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years planning experience
  • Candidates with a Planning background (Council, Government or Consultancy), Architectural, Project Management, Development or Engineering background who understand data and feasibility studies at a high level and understand due diligence and risks of potential sites - traffic, heritage constraints etc
  • Candidates with a Demography background would also be considered
  • Understanding of strategic optioneering reports and population trends, development impacts etc
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills as you will need to prepare reports, briefings and liaise with schools and other departments.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a government agency with a significant pipeline of projects so if you meet the above brief, please submit your resume by clicking on the '​APPLY' button below or call Gary Ward on 02 9269 8809 for a confidential discussion