Senior Urban Planner

  • Full-time

Company Description

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

Job Description

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic professional to join our global planning and design community. It is our ambition to partner for sustainable change through our work. Our projects and solutions aim to inspire and innovate, pursuing regenerative principles.

We are seeking a multi-skilled urban planner/designer, with 10+ years’ experience. Ideally, you will have strong strategic planning, urban design, smart cities, urban development and/or policy preparation experience. We are looking for someone with experience and interest to work on strategic planning, master planning, smart/liveable cities, urban policy projects, including international city development programs. Our team has a strong pipeline of work in planning policy, international smart cities, place and liveability, strategic planning, and master planning.

You will be eager to develop strong relationships with our clients, contribute to a range of projects both locally and internationally, and actively supporting the growth of our planning and design business in Australia and Asia Pacific. Our team is growing and there is an opportunity to grow your career in a direction that is both interesting and challenging for you.


As a Senior member of the Sydney ‘People and Places’ team, your primary technical role includes:

  • Lead member of the People and Places team, based in Sydney office with a focus on strategic urban planning, urban design and master planning, and international city development programs in Asia Pacific Region
  • Work with the Principal, People and Places to:
    • Lead and take ownership for the management and delivery of quality technical client services for Ramboll projects in Sydney, NSW and Asia Pacific Region
    • Grow the size, capabilities and client base of the People and Places team in NSW, Australia and Asia Pacific Region
    • Co-design of a dynamic business strategy for a viable and reputable urban planning, master planning and urban design business.


Your role also includes:

  • Lead in the growth of the People and Places practice through focus on quality and fostering strong working relationships with clients
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients externally and within the business to identify, pursue and win new work opportunities
  • Build a strong backlog of small and large projects to enable organic growth of the team
  • Mentor and train the junior members of the urban planning team
  • Actively represent Ramboll Australia and the Sydney Office capabilities in the industry.


Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting points are:

  • A senior level planner (10+ years)
  • Preference for consulting experience
  • Preference for international project experience (such as South East Asia)
  • Experience with statutory planning, as well as capabilities/interest in master planning, strategic planning and smart cities
  • Interest to work across range of sectors, locations and/or client markets
  • Ability to lead and manage projects
  • Ability to foster strong client relationships with key clients
  • Strong inter-personal and collaboration skills


Additional Information

You will join our Environmental and Health Business Unit

Ramboll develops innovative, scientifically sound solutions that help increase liveability by reducing pollution and restoring natural environments. One of the world’s leading environmental and health consultancies, our bright minds are trusted by clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and social issues.

An opportunity exists for a senior urban planner to join our growing People and Places team. We can offer an opportunity to work in a leading international consultancy on a range of interesting projects both in Australia and internationally, in an inclusive, diverse and high-performing environment.

About Ramboll in Asia Pacific

In Asia Pacific, Ramboll brings integrated expertise and experience in the built and natural environments to drive sustainable change.

Our strategy is to help clients and communities realize their goals and aspirations of a flourishing sustainable future through four unifying themes: decarbonization for net zero, resilient societies & liveability, resource management & circular economy, and biodiversity & ecosystem.

Ramboll’s diverse team draws upon our Nordic heritage and an extensive project portfolio to bring systems thinking and integrated solutions with people and sustainability at our core. As a foundation-owned business, Ramboll puts passion and the common good of our people and business first, thus ensuring the long-term and independent development of the company, its employees and the communities we serve.. 

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