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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

Become part of something distinctive.

Planning and Development Officer

Apply now Job no: 495749
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: Administration

• Opportunity to work in a flexible and collaborative team at the University of Canberra
• UC Level 6 Salary Range: $81,116 – $87,319 plus 17% super
• Fixed Term Full Time role for 2 years

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities continued success in research and education has resulted in UC becoming the Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world. (QS, 2021)

We are currently seeking a Planning and Development Officer to work in the collaborative and friendly Campus Estate team. Campus Estate at the University of Canberra is a professional property services team working across a broad range of on-campus services. This includes delivering a vibrant, safe and welcoming campus that supports world class teaching and research and responsibility for the University’s ambitious Campus Development program.

Operating under the Senior Design Manager, you will be working across a variety of campus projects including strategic planning, strategic asset management, master planning, space utilisation and management, and new developments on campus. With the recent completion of the 2020 UC Campus Master Plan, you will be closely involved in the realisation of this plan, with an integral role in shaping the future of UC’s built environment.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent communication and analytical skills. You will have high organisational skills and have the ability to communication with a various range of stakeholders & staff. This role is a great opportunity to join University of Canberra. A background in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Project Management or a similar field/experience is desirable but not essential.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. That’s right, we are only asking for your CV at this stage, no other documentation will be considered at application stage.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Zoe Lewis, Senior Designer Manager at

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 16th May 2021

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