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Hiring Organization SydneyMetro
Post Name Manager Planning Approval
Qualification Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary AUD 47 To AUD 52 Per Hour
Location Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2008

About us

Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated, and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the center of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities, and industry and manage how they use our road, rail, and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.

We are a state government organization made up of more than 28,000 people and we’re in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia’s history. We work across planning, policy, and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.

That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.

About the team 

The Planning Approvals team at Sydney Metro sits within the Environment, Sustainability, and Planning team as part of the Operations, Customer, and Place-making division.  The team is responsible for obtaining all planning approvals to shape and enable the timely and effective delivery of metro projects, including integrated station developments, to benefit Sydney and its local communities.

The opportunity                      

We are looking to appoint a Manager of Planning Approvals to predominantly support the infrastructure elements of the Metro West project.

Reporting to Associate Director Planning Approvals, you will provide specialist planning, environmental assessment, and post-planning approval management services that are compliant with relevant statutory requirements, managed effectively and efficiently, and delivered in accordance with time and budget constraints.

You will provide authoritative technical advice and actively participate in consultation and stakeholder engagement processes associated with the preparation of environmental assessment and post-planning approval documentation.

About you

  • Sound knowledge and experience in the preparation of environmental assessments relating to the design, delivery, and operations of major development or infrastructure projects.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of all approvals aspects of the Environment, Planning and Assessment Act (1979), the NSW planning system, other NSW environmental legislation, and associated statutory processes.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in how the planning approval requirements relate to delivery partners and in post-planning approval management.
  • Using proven communication and stakeholder management skills you will be developing trusted and productive internal and external business relationships.
  • Capacity to successfully juggle multiple deliverables and complex issues, in a busy and evolving delivery environment.
  • You will understand the challenges and opportunities of working within a matrix-based organization, and of collaborating with multiple deployed teams.
  • Result-oriented with a keen sense of urgency.
  • An enthusiastic and curious approach with the ability to motivate and influence others.
  • Tertiary qualifications in planning, environmental management, engineering, or a related field.


By joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse, and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experiences,s, and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours, and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing, and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Working with Transport gives you access to a range of benefits that help you balance work with the things that matter to you. Look through our Employee Benefits Guide to learn more.

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