If you enjoy working with diverse personalities, have exceptional communication skills, are intuitive and can remain calm and logical when those around you are not, you may have what it takes to become a planning consultant with Keen Planning.

Our consultants work as a cohesive team. We value openness and honesty and support all our team to develop as professionals and encourage everyone to contribute to the growth and direction of the company.

Keen Planning offers employees a vibrant location close to public transport, open plan office environment and a variety of benefits including memberships of professional associations, attendance at seminars / training courses, bonus incentive schemes, flexible career development options, regular social events and casual Fridays.

Send your resume with contact details, relevant experience and your professional goals to:

Keen Planning
Suite 1, 19 William Street
Balaclava VIC 3183

Senior / Principal Planner

  • Established practice with big plans.
  • Friendly team.
  • Key mentoring role.

This position within our practice seeks to find a Senior Planner or Principal Planner who is looking to grow their career and become a leader in the field. You will be part of the management team and play a key role in mentoring more junior members of the team.

We are seeking someone who will:

Reflect Our Culture
We pride ourselves on having a friendly team culture. We have a fun working environment which encourages all staff to enjoy their work and being part of our team.

It is expected that you will have a vibrant personality that can mix with the younger generation, whilst still conveying a level of maturity needed to be able to gain their respect.

Deliver Our Proven Approach
We have a particular philosophy and approach (Proven Approach) that underpins our company actions and that has led to our high level of success. This approach is based on our detailed understanding of what is required to successfully manage a proposal through the planning approval process.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver this approach and contribute to developing staff skills and systems within the business to enhance the company image, minimise timeframes and boost our success rate.

Be Passionate About Planning
We enjoy our role in the industry as advocates for a diverse range of planning applications around Melbourne and interstate. It is also rewarding to see a development once completed or the use has commenced, knowing we have contributed to the success of the project.

We expect that you will share our passion for success and contribution to delivering good planning outcomes.

Be Client Focused
A high proportion of our work comes from repeat clients and we have developed their trust by being responsive to their requirements. We have a service driven mentality and a willingness to go the extra mile for the client, but also the confidence to be able to manage their expectations by pushing back on any unrealistic expectations that they may have.

As a senior member of the team, you will take carriage of a number of these relationships and be responsible for maintaining and developing these relationships.

There is no expectation that you will bring in or chase work in the short term, however a willingness to attend industry events and seek new sources of work would be highly regarded.

Be Technically Competent
It is expected that you will be a technically proficient planner and be able to provide clear succinct advice to clients, as well as to more junior planners regarding their own applications and to provide ongoing support in a mentoring capacity.

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and your experience will include a range of statutory applications.

Exposure to applications within the inner Melbourne metropolitan ring, eastern and south-eastern suburbs would be considered an advantage. Exposure to VCAT is preferred, but not essential.

We are open to candidates from either the public or private sector.

An attractive salary will be offered depending on your level of experience, skill and value you can add to the business. Incentives will also be offered based on your performance and to enhance your earning capacity.

If you are interested in joining us please give our Director, Bruce Keen a call or email bruce@keenplanning.com.au.

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