Project Officer - Green Infrastructure

$89,674 yearly
  • City of Melbourne
  • 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Jan 11, 2021
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Job Description

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Employment Type

Temporary, Maximum Term Contract


Parks and City Greening


Council House 2, 240 Little Collins Street

Position Summary

$89,674 plus 9.5% Superannuation

Max Term Contract up until 30 June 2022

We are the City of Melbourne, a place to be bold and inspirational.

We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.

Together we Make the Difference

How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

Reporting into the Senior Green Infrastructure Officer, you will responsible for providing project management and support to the Open Space Planning and Green Infrastructure team, with a particular focus on the delivery of projects and programs which increase the overall greening of the City of Melbourne through the creation of new green infrastructure (green roofs, walls and facades) in both the public and private realm, to ensure the city is better adapted to climate change.

You will manage a range of small to medium size projects within the Green Our City Strategic Action Plan program of works; therefore your project management skills are essential. You will be responsible for delivering green infrastructure projects and communication materials related to the Green Our Rooftop demonstration project, as well as evaluation of greening projects and strategies and renewal of street greening guidelines.

The role will require a highly organised, independent, skilled communicator with strong stakeholder engagement skills and end-to-end project management experience. We are seeking a confident team player with a keen interest in green infrastructure and solving urban and climatic challenges by building with nature.

You can bring… (Selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
  • A tertiary qualification in Project Management, Ecosystem or Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or experience in an equivalent field.
  • Relevant professional experience and applied knowledge of greening projects, project management and delivery.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills with an ability to represent Council in public forums and to negotiate positive outcomes.

By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.

To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

How to apply…

As part of the online application form you are required to:

  • attach your resume
  • attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’

Please address your covering letter to Libby Phillips, Senior Green Infrastructure Officer.

Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Thursday 21 January 2021.

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

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City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.

Closing Date


Position Information

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Application Guide

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Job Closing Date

Jan 21, 2021