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Sustainable Transport project Coordinator - Sydney


North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 77,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands, and a bustling CBD. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.

The Sustainable Transport Project Officer is responsible for implementing and encouraging the uptake of active and sustainable transport options by the community (including both residents and commuters) and Council, and co-ordinate the delivery and implementation of active/ sustainable transport projects and programs in North Sydney Local Government Area.

This role will manage active transport infrastructure projects and programs as set out in the North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy, Pedestrian and Mobility Access Plans (PAMPs), related strategies and action plans from inception to completion. This will include the co-ordination of consultants in the preparation of conceptual designs, and construction documentation for active transport infrastructure.

This position will also review and update Council’s policy and strategy relating to Car Sharing Schemes and co-ordinate and the implementation of spaces Car Share Schemes; review and co-ordinate the update of active transport (walking and cycling) strategy, action plans and policy documents and also seek funding partnerships to assist with the delivery of sustainable transport projects and programs.

The successful applicant will guide Council’s actions in becoming a leader in the uptake of active and sustainable transport options.


Tertiary qualifications in either Engineering (ideally with a Traffic/Transport major), Transport, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, or other related field (or near completion of) OR comprehensive experience in the Sustainable Transport field. (Degree qualified Engineers will attract a civil liability allowance).

Demonstrated project management experience and ability to deliver projects within scope, time, and budgets

Demonstrated Consultant and Contract Management experience particularly with current Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Design requirements and relevant Design standards.

Understanding of sustainable transport issues (e.g., Travel demand management, walking, cycling, public transport), complexities and competing priorities

Demonstrated experience in conducting research

Demonstrated experience in the preparation of grant applications and the administration of grants.

Demonstrated experience in preparation of formal correspondence including project briefs, reports, letters, presentations

Understanding of community engagement and behavioural change programs

High level interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Microsoft Office and computer skills

Class C Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence


Experience in the Sustainable Transport field

Knowledge of professional and industry developments in the Sustainable Transport field

Demonstrated experience in managing consultants and contractors

Demonstrated experience in planning, design, coordination, and implementation of active transport facilities in a Local Government context

Demonstrated experience in preparing, reviewing, and implementing sustainable transport strategies and policies

Vaccinated against COVID-19

Why work at North Sydney Council?

We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to the North Sydney Council. The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

North Sydney Council as an employer offers excellent employee benefits such as:

Excellent work-life balance with a 35-hour working week with access to flex-time for indoor workers or fortnightly RDO’s for outdoor workers

Enjoy an easy walk to spectacular harbour views during lunch

Freedom to direct contributions to any compliant superannuation fund

A holistic health and well-being program offering exercise classes, flu vaccinations, skin checks, a touch football team, weekly fruit deliveries, health seminars and more

Access to employee recognition and reward program

Free access to counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program

Free financial advice by a certified Financial Planner

Monetary transport allowance

Invitations to local government events, training and planning sessions

Access to corporate social events at picturesque harbour locations

Casual dress days in support of charities and not-for-profit organisations

To view the Position Description, Click Here

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer the selection criteria questions below.

Closing Date: 06 February 2022 - 11.30pm

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