Senior Landscape Architect - City of Whittlesea - ExecutiveCareer

First listed on: 18 September 2020

Senior Landscape Architect

Permanent, Full time
Band 7
Salary $97,645 + Super + RDO

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a Local Government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.  We are located only 5 minutes’ walk from South Morang train station and offer flexible working environments enabling staff to work from home.  Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The City of Whittlesea Public Realm

The City of Whittlesea public realm includes a sprawling open space system of over 2,000 parks, sports and conservation reserves, waterways, shared path networks, urban and rural streetscapes and town centres. The City is home to a diverse City Forest including Metropolitan Melbourne’s largest portfolio of protected Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Located on the northern edge of metropolitan Melbourne covering an area of approximately 489km2, of which around 70% is rural and 30% being urban. The Urban Growth Boundary separates the well-established and developing suburbs to the south, and designated Green Wedge Land to the north. Across the City there is also a strong recognition of the Wurundjeri connection to culture, with culture being the interconnection of land, water, vegetation, and fire.

About the Role

Make a difference in our community!

Join an award winning, fun and professional team as a Senior Landscape Architect and play a key role in managing the delivery of an exciting variety of design and construction-based projects. This is your opportunity to join this high-performing team, responsible for delivery of a substantial and expanding Public Realm Capital Works Program.  In this redefined role you will take the lead on redevelopment of the City of Whittlesea’s Major Community Parks and drive the planning and delivery of Council’s recently developed Town Centres Improvement Plan. Get satisfaction driving end to end projects, building strong relationships and putting your design, analytical and problem-solving skills to good use.

About you

You thrive on finding solutions to challenges and can quickly build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders. You enjoy working independently yet appreciate the value of a collaborative team environment. Selection criteria include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Landscape Architecture or a relevant discipline with relevant professional experience
  • Ability to successfully manage projects to quality, time and budget outcomes
  • Highly effective interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with CAD and Adobe Design Suite
  • A valid Australian driver’s licence.

 If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Adrian Napoleone, Team Leader Public Realm Development on 0427 444 891.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description. 

**Applications close 11.45pm on Sunday 4 October 2020

Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments.

Where possible, Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. 

Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.