Senior Strategic Transport Planner

Job No: NSYD181
Location: North Sydney

Salary Range from: $97,295.20 to $116,179.48 pa + 10% superannuation

+ access to pool or private leaseback vehicle or $9,000 pa vehicle offset allowance

35 hours per week with access to flexi time


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.

A full time opportunity currently exists for an experienced transport planner to join our busy and dedicated Strategic Planning team within City Strategy.

This role will oversee the development, review and maintenance of our comprehensive transport and access policy framework across Council, while promoting the strategic vision for transport in the North Sydney area. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be an excellent communicator with extensive experience in transport planning and policy along with:



  • Tertiary qualifications or significant experience in transport planning or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for transport planning including knowledge of principles and techniques of transport planning and traffic management including an understanding of sustainable transport issues (e.g. travel demand management, walking cycling, public transport)
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills including the ability to undertake and analyse traffic and transport surveys
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex transport planning issues with proven problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time, to a high quality and within budget
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical advice on transport planning or policy proposals
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving competing demands and preparing sound, collaborative and reasoned transport policy  
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, as well as customer service, conflict resolution, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work, Health and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles
  • Computer literacy skills


  • Experience working with legislation and regulations
  • Local Government knowledge or experience
  • 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: 05 July 2022 - 11.30pm 


North Sydney Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in order to  provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. North Sydney Council  also adheres  to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply. 

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Privacy Acknowledgment

North Sydney Council is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Council is committed to protecting your personal information and our policy on privacy and personal information represents local government best practice. North Sydney Council is an agency under definition of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Council will also comply with the Health Privacy Principles in the following ways:

  • Your vaccination status will only be used for business purposes and for application as required under Council’s COVIDSafe Plan/s.
  • To ensure accuracy, Council will only accept information regarding your vaccination status from you.
  • Your vaccination status may be shared with other Council Officers for work purposes such as ensuring compliance with the Covid Safe Plan, ensuring compliance with legislation and for the allocation of work tasks and locations.
  • Your vaccination status will be held in Council’s HR System. This will be recorded in a similar way to how we record other information such as medical certificates.
  • Where Council does not know your vaccination status you may be required to comply with certain restrictions that apply at the time and as required by Council Policy or COVIDSafe Plan.

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About Us

With a cohort of approximately 400 permanent (full time and part time) employees, we consider ourselves not too big, not too small - just right! At North Sydney Council we're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams value the unique contribution each member makes, and genuinely strives towards making North Sydney Council a fun place to work! The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing. Our commitment to our staff at North Sydney Council is: To optimise employee performance in an enjoyable, safe, fair and equitable workplace