• pbourke2

Snr Sustainable Transport Officer - Melbourne


Band 7 $100,182 - $112,008

Do you have a passion for encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport more often? Do you want to work on delivering programs that improve our community in a busy, diverse, inner city area? Are you skilled at working with others to achieve great things? Then a role at the City of Yarra as our Senior Sustainable Transport Officer may be for you!

The Sustainability and Strategic Transport Branch forms part of the Planning and Place Making Division. You will work with transport planners, engineers, urban planners and urban designers, as well as leading your own walking and cycling programs and projects. You will also build and maintain relationships with important external organisations and groups including schools, major employers and the community.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Have a passion about sustainable transport and building relationships with people to achieve better outcomes for people travelling in Yarra. You will work with others across the organisation to deliver programs and projects, and have a good understanding of project design principles.

  • Provide advice to the statutory planning team on major development proposals to ensure that new developments pay due attention to the needs of people using active transport modes by making sure that sufficient bicycle parking and walking facilities are provided, and it that meets best practice design requirements to prioritise active transport.

  • Organise events in Yarra that get people to think about their travel choices, such as the Ride to Work program.

  • Build and maintain relationships and partnerships with people and organisations across the municipality to achieve Yarra's sustainable transport goals

  • Be able to assist with strategy development, write Council reports and independently manage inquiries from the general public as needed

  • Work effectively and negotiate and compromise with others as needed to deliver projects and programs.

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.

This work is focussed on the principle that a large number of small but effective interventions can collectively make a big difference to encourage people to walk and cycle.

For further information see the Position Description below or contact Philip Mallis, Principal Strategic Transport Planner, on 92055119 or

101501 - Senior Sustainable Transport Officer - Position Description Web.pdf

Applications close 18 March 2022.

Please note: In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check and evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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