Landscape Architect

Oran Park
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Full Time
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Functional Expertise
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Job Description

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Position Title Landscape Architect

Position Number 36101

Division Community Assets

Branch Major Projects

Grade 17

Special Requirements

Current class C Driver licence

Ability to work flexible hours, including attending meetings outside normal working hours.

Physical and Environmental Demands Ability to carry out site and field inspections including extensive walking in various terrains and locations

Authorities As applicable and as delegated by the General Manager

Key Direction/s Managing Growth

Reporting Structure


Major Projects

Project Manager Capital Works

Team Leader Major Projects

Senior Project Manager Civil Design

Projects (Term Contract)

Team Leader Public Domain Design

Team Leader Major Projects

Project Managers Capital Works

Landscape Architects

Senior Project Manager Civil Design

Projects (Term Contract)

Landscape Architect (Temporary)

Project Program Support Officer

Position Purpose

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To contribute to the design, planning and coordination of Camden’s open space and public domain areas, so that the future growth areas of Camden are well structured, connected, cohesive and liveable, with high quality infrastructure and facilities that meet the needs of Camden’s communities.

Key Result Areas

• Planning and Design

• Branch Activities

• Customer Service

• Corporate Core Values

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Planning and Design

• Develop and prepare concept designs, suitable for internal and external consultation, for a range of open space and public domain projects.

• Develop and prepare documentation, specifications, and cost estimates suitable to issue for tender and construction for a range of open space and public domain projects.

• Prepare strategies and master plans for a range of open space and public domain areas to guide the formulation of the capital works program.

• In consultation with the Team Leader Public Domain Design, and relevant internal stakeholders, develop project briefs suitable to engage consultants for open space and public domain projects.

• Manage the quotation process for consultant engagements in accordance with Camden’s policies and procedures.

• Manage and monitor the performance of consultants to ensure successful project delivery.

• Ensure that projects comply with statutory requirements, have necessary approvals, and conform to required standards and policies.

• Support the reporting of projects through Council’s Project Management Framework

• Provide expert technical advice to other Council Departments regarding the development of policies and strategies to optimise outcomes for open space and public domain areas.

• Assist in the development of Council’s open space and public domain guidelines

• Assist the Team Leader Public Domain Design in programming public domain projects and studies

• Develop and foster effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Prepare reports, presentations, and formal correspondence

• Review landscape drawings, specifications and cost estimates prepared by consultants for land developers and other Council departments.

• Ensure delivery of projects on time and within budget, in accordance with project brief/plans. Undertake any other duties as are reasonably within the limits of the employee's skills, competence, and training.

Branch Activities

• Champion Landscape Architecture and the critical role it can play in improving the quality of life for the communities of Camden

• Participate in and foster a culture of design collaboration across the organisation.

• Proactively facilitate processes to increase design involvement in key decisions across a range of Council projects and strategies.

• Active involvement and contribution in the implementation of the continuous improvement opportunities to improve Camden’s efficiency and processes

• Maintain current knowledge of legislation, policy and procedures that impact upon all aspects of the role.

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• Other relevant duties as required by the Team Leader or Manager from time to time

• Provide back up support and assistance to other officers in the Public Domain Design Team where appropriate

• Act in accordance with Council’s Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy and Plan at all times as Council will not tolerate fraudulent or corrupt practices by its own staff, contractors or others working for Council.

Customer Service

• Demonstrate a strong customer focus which is accurate, responsive, timely and courteous

Corporate Core Values

• Continuously display Councils Corporate Core Values of Leadership, Innovation, Safety, Partnership, Commitment Customer Focus and Safety.

WHS Responsibility

• Implement, monitor and, or comply with Councils WHS Management System, including but not limited to WHS Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments/Work instructions and associated systems tools in their relevant work area.

Risk Management Responsibilities

• To act at all times in a manner which does not place at risk the health and safety of anyone in the workplace.

• Responsible and accountable for taking practical steps to minimise Council’s exposure to risks in so far as is reasonably practicable

• Must be aware of operational and business risks. Particularly:

o understand and adhere to the principles of Risk Management within their job role;

o assist Managers and Team Leaders in identifying risks and risk treatments in their job role;

o provide input into various risk management activities;

o report all emerging risks, issues and incidents to their Manager or appropriate officer; and follow Council policies and procedures.

Essential and Desirable Criteria


• Tertiary degree in landscape architecture (with eligibility for membership to the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) or other relevant discipline and a minimum 5 years employment experience within the field.

• Proven experience in management of, and involvement in, multi-disciplinary planning and design projects.

• Demonstrated knowledge of best practice design and project management practise including an ability to supervise multiple projects, manage consultants, and manage competing priorities, to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

• Experience in the use of Microsoft desktop software, including Word, Excel and Outlook

• High standard of competency in computer drawing packages including AutoCAD

• Excellence in the preparation of graphics using software including Adobe Creative Suite

• Excellent level of oral, written and graphic communication skills with the ability to convey project information and influence outcomes

• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a work team

• Independent decision-making capacity with the ability to think strategically and creatively within the Council framework of policies and procedures.

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• Knowledge of the Local Government operational, planning and statutory context relevant to design.

• Qualification in project management

Prepared By Manager Major Projects

Date Prepared November 2021

I have read and understand the contents of the position description for my role and agree to work in accordance with the requirements of the position.

I understand that this position description may change with organisational requirements and the tasks and responsibilities outlined in the position description may vary from time to time.

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