Senior Planner – Victoria

Work with a leading AssociationFriendly and supportive teamEast Melbourne location, parking availableThe Housing Industry Association is Australia's peak private sector building industry body, representing residential builders, trade contractors, suppliers and related industry participants. As a national industry organisation, HIA’s primary role is to represent and advance the interests of our members.The role As the Senior Planner, you will enjoy a real opportunity to provide an innovative and supportive advisory service to members of the Victorian housing industry. You will be providing information, advice and assistance to members, regional management and other stakeholders in areas relating to town planning, land development and environmental issues.You will deliver, promote and prosecute HIA policies through a broad range of member services, lobbying and submissions and to government in relation to residential development, planning and the environment within Victoria.The role encompasses a policy and advocacy focus, as well as a stakeholder engagement focus, with the following key accountabilities:Timeliness of advice and information provided to stakeholders;Accuracy and quality of advice and information provided to stakeholders;Contribution to the team environment; andDemonstrated willingness to research and develop personal knowledge and skills.The personThe successful applicant will:Ideally have completed a degree in a relevant discipline such as urban planning, environmental planning, residential development or building, and have several years of experience;Sound understanding of the housing industry with specific demonstrated experience in the multi-residential market and land developments;Possess outstanding communication skills, impeccable writing skills and industry appreciation;Excellent organisational ability and ability to manage competing priorities;Excellent networking and communication skills and capacity to handle key relationships;Well-developed research and report writing skills;Highly computer literate and capable with on-line research tools and the Microsoft Office suite;Excellent communication skills (both written and oral); andAbility to build rapport with HIA members and industry stakeholders in prosecuting HIA policies.Senior Planner- Position Description 90000 AUD East Melbourne 3002

Senior Planner - Victoria

  • Work with a leading Association
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • East Melbourne location, parking available

The Housing Industry Association is Australia's peak private sector building industry body, representing residential builders, trade contractors, suppliers and related industry participants. As a national industry organisation, HIA’s primary role is to represent and advance the interests of our members.

The role
As the Senior Planner, you will enjoy a real opportunity to provide an innovative and supportive advisory service to members of the Victorian housing industry. You will be providing information, advice and assistance to members, regional management and other stakeholders in areas relating to town planning, land development and environmental issues.

You will deliver, promote and prosecute HIA policies through a broad range of member services, lobbying and submissions and to government in relation to residential development, planning and the environment within Victoria.

The role encompasses a policy and advocacy focus, as well as a stakeholder engagement focus, with the following key accountabilities:

  • Timeliness of advice and information provided to stakeholders;
  • Accuracy and quality of advice and information provided to stakeholders;
  • Contribution to the team environment; and
  • Demonstrated willingness to research and develop personal knowledge and skills.

The person
The successful applicant will:

  • Ideally have completed a degree in a relevant discipline such as urban planning, environmental planning, residential development or building, and have several years of experience;
  • Sound understanding of the housing industry with specific demonstrated experience in the multi-residential market and land developments;
  • Possess outstanding communication skills, impeccable writing skills and industry appreciation;
  • Excellent organisational ability and ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Excellent networking and communication skills and capacity to handle key relationships;
  • Well-developed research and report writing skills;
  • Highly computer literate and capable with on-line research tools and the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral); and
  • Ability to build rapport with HIA members and industry stakeholders in prosecuting HIA policies.

A full job description can be found in the Careers section on our website hia.com.au.

HIA employees enjoy a variety of benefits including the option to salary sacrifice up to two weeks annual leave, study assistance program, paid maternity leave and group insurance cover.  HIA employees are also able to access HIA member benefits such as HIA Vehicles and Corporate Health Insurance Plans.

If you are interested in joining our team, please click on the link to apply by 5 March 2021.