First listed on: 04 June 2024

Principal Advisor, Planning & Environment


Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is an integrated transport infrastructure and precincts planning project that will deliver a 90km rail line linking every major train service from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, as well as investment in the suburbs, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other. Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is the statutory body established to plan all elements of the project, procure builders, develop structure planning for SRL Precincts and oversee construction and the other changes that will help transform Melbourne and Victoria.

SRL is more than a rail project. It's a once-in-a-generation opportunity to plan for and prepare our city and state to meet the needs of future Victorians, and we can't do it alone. We are on the lookout for people with drive, expertise, fresh ideas and new perspectives to deliver Victoria's biggest ever infrastructure project. You will be part of history in the making, and while we're at it, we will be shaping your future too.

Job description:

About the opportunity

The Principal Adviser, Planning and Environment, will work with the Director and Senior Planning and Environment Managers in the Land Planning Environment & Sustainability (LPES) division to perform planning and approvals activities for Suburban Rail Loop with a focus on supporting delivery of the project.

Your role will be responsible for contributing and providing sound advice on complex issues in relation to planning pathways, approval strategies, and environmental impact assessments to enable SRLA meet its environmental, business, and statutory objectives. This role requires someone to take a proactive approach and demonstrate a high level of analytical and problem-solving ability.

Reporting to LPES Senior leadership, you will also need to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, identify and manage project risks, and help develop the team's capabilities to support delivery of the Suburban Rail Loop.

Why join us?

  • An emphasis on work / life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety & wellbeing
  • Training & development opportunities

How to apply

Please include a Cover Letter and Resume. We want to know why you want to work for Suburban Rail Loop Authority, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

Please see the Position Description here

Applications close 11:59 pm - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Please note, appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

Our People Strategy and Gender Equality Action Plan are designed to enhance diversity in our workplace through targeted attraction strategies. If you have any questions related to recruitment, please feel free to reach out to the recruitment adviser or hiring manager mentioned in the position description.

For individuals with disabilities requiring adjustments during the recruitment process, our Inclusion team is here to provide support. The inclusion mailbox ( is specifically for those seeking further information about targeted recruitment strategies and for individuals with disabilities requiring adjustments. Please contact us, and we will ensure your needs are met during the application and recruitment process.

SRLA is committed to providing a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and partners consistent with its obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). To support this, SRLA recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated.


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