City of Rockingham
Principal Land Development Officer

Posted: 11 May
Closes: 25 May


Fixed-term (3 years)
Full-time (average of 38 hours per week)
Total Remuneration Package: up to $135,644 per annum (inclusive of superannuation and allowances)

The City of Rockingham is an award winning local government located 40km south of the Perth CBD and is known as the place where the coast comes to life.  One of the fastest growing local governments in the south metropolitan area, we are responsible for the provision and delivery of high quality services, facilities and events that meet or exceed community expectations.  Providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees is important to us and we are committed to employing team members who share the City’s Values of Recognition, Ethics, Service, Professional Development, Empowerment, Communication and Teamwork – RESPECT. These Values are incorporated into all aspects of employment at the City.

In this role, you will assist the Manager to coordinate the day-to-day activities and tasks of the Land and Development Infrastructure Team. You will be required to provide advice and technical support on landscape, urban water, traffic and civil engineering matters related to land use planning and development.  Your professional knowledge and advice will ensure the City’s landscape and engineering standards, specifications, and guidelines pertaining to land use development are innovative and align with best practice planning outcomes.

You will hold a degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning or Urban/Landscape and Design and will have comprehensive experience in civil engineering principles, traffic modelling, planning and landscape and irrigation design. You will also be able to bring extensive experience in the supervision and leadership of a team, along with extensive knowledge of project planning, design assessment, construction techniques, materials and equipment in land subdivision/development related works.

To be considered for this role, you must address the following selection criteria when completing your online application:

  1. Completion of tertiary qualifications (degree) in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Urban/Landscape Design
  2. High level of research and analysis skills including interrogation of technical data, (urban water management plans, construction environment management plans, traffic reports, landscape and Irrigation strategies)
  3. Extensive experience in the supervision and leadership of a team
  4. Highly developed negotiation, decision-making and analytical skills
  5. Highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution and public speaking skills
  6. Extensive knowledge of project planning, design assessment, construction techniques, materials and equipment in land subdivision/development related works.

We are offering a total remuneration package range of $126,687 – $135,644 per annum and:

  • the opportunity to co-contribute a further 5% superannuation
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programmes including a physical health reimbursement subsidy payment of up to $150 per annum, free flu vaccinations, free skin cancer checks, mental health programs and Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) services
  • Flexible working arrangements, including rostered days off and two additional paid days of absence per annum
  • Training and development opportunities including paid study leave and study fees
  • Salary packaging opportunities for motor vehicles.

An information package, including the position description, is available on our website.

Applications close 4pm, Friday 24 May 2024.


This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may become available in the City during the next 12 months.

The City of Rockingham accepts applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including First Nations people, people living with disability and people who speak a first language other than English.