Jacobs Principal Land Use & Environmental Planning Consultant in Melbourne, Australia

Principal Land Use & Environmental Planning Consultant


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

With a strong pipeline of work in Victoria, we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced land use and environmental planning professional to join our Planning, Approvals, Communications and Engagement team based in Melbourne. The successful candidate will play a role contributing to the growth and successful performance of the land use and environmental planning approvals practice in Victoria and nationally.

This is a great opportunity to work for a global organisation within a highly experienced team. Jacobs promotes a safe workplace and healthy work/life balance for all employees.

About you

We are looking for a senior person who can lead and support the technical delivery of projects, leverage and build strong relationships with key clients and win and deliver work in the Victorian market and nationally. The role requires a technical background in urban, regional or environmental planning and will focus on working as part of multi-disciplinary project teams.

With significant experience in a similar role, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning or similar. Relevant postgraduate qualifications will be viewed favourably. You will be a strategic thinker and have an excellent understanding of land use and environmental planning in Victoria (including the Victoria Planning Provisions) and environmental assessment processes under the Environment Effects Act 1978 and Environment Conservation and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other legislation. You will have considerable experience delivering complex projects in the transport, water, renewable energy and building sectors. You will also have a passion for working collaboratively as part of a team and for mentoring other team members.

We are looking for a focused, driven senior professional who takes pride in their work and is looking for a challenge in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.


Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: SOU0000XB