First listed on: 10 June 2022

Senior Parks Project Manager

Permanent, Full Time
Band 7
Salary $101,285.60 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working


About Us
The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. 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.

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 spaces made up of public parks, sporting and conservation reserves, waterways, streetscapes, town centres and Melbourne’s largest portfolio of protected Eucalyptus camuldulensis. The City covers an area of approximately 489km2, located North of Melbourne, a short train trip to the CBD, sharing borders with Darebin, Nillumbik, Hume and Mitchell LGA’. The Urban Growth Boundary separates the well-established and developing suburbs to the south, and rural and designated Green Wedge Land to the north.

The City has a long historical history with the Wurundjeri William people and there is a strong recognition of the Wurundjeri connection to culture, with culture being the interconnection of land, water, vegetation, and fire.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role
Make a difference in our community!

Join an award winning, fun and professional team of Landscape Architects and Project Managers and play a key role in managing the design and delivery of an exciting variety of landscape construction projects. Get satisfaction driving end to end projects, building strong industry relationships and putting your project management, analytical and problem-solving skills to good use.

About you
This role requires a strong and dynamic people leader. You have substantial experience in planning, project management and civil landscape construction. 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 level qualifications in project management and/or landscape construction or relevant discipline, combined with significant relevant experience (minimum 5 years).
  • Construction Industry OHS Induction Training Registration (“White Card” or equivalent).
  • Licensed to drive a passenger vehicle

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

Want to know more?

For more information about this position please access our Career's page on or please contact Adrian Napoleone, Unit Manager Parks Development on 0427 444 891.

To apply for this position, you must address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Selection Criteria may not be considered.

 **Applications close at 11.45 pm on Sunday, 26 June 2022

 *** Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

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

 * We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.

 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.

 In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

 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, the 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.

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