Careers

Council employs a dedicated team of more than 800 people - from child care staff to accountants; from maintenance crews to IT specialists. See how you could join a skilled and enthusiastic team serving the local community.

Job Opportunities

Senior Design Project Manager

Temporary Full Time (2 year contract) - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated with successful candidate

Location: 33 Moore Street Liverpool, Administration Building

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Do you have a passion for design project management? Do you have extensive experience in the design management of road and drainage infrastructure assets? Are you a team player with qualification and experience in civil engineering and/or infrastructure asset management? If answers are yes, we have a great opportunity to work in the position of Senior Design Project Manager. The position is temporary full time, initially for 2 years.

The position is responsible for the project management, monitoring and control of infrastructure planning, design and delivery of a range of major roads and stormwater management projects to meet legislative, engineering and community standards, safety standards, with quality budget and timing in consideration.

The position also provides leadership and guidance to the Technical Support department’s design engineers and project managers, including developing Learning and Development Plan to include professional development and mentoring/ coaching, to ensuring that fundamental project management experience is brought at a professional standard of competency.

To be successful, you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering, Project Management, or extensive experience in project management of infrastructure projects with tertiary qualification in equivalent disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience of preparing design specifications and design brief for infrastructure planning, and concept and detailed design of major infrastructure projects including roads, active transport, drainage and open space.
  • Demonstrated experience of program and project management of multiple design and planning projects to budget, time and quality standards with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated project management and delivery of design of major stormwater management and roads infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of contract management/administration.
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills to a broad range of stakeholders including community groups, elected representatives and senior management.
  • Ability to manage project related risks and use appropriate governance model to escalate where risks become unacceptable.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Madhu Pudasaini, Manager Technical Support on 8711 7510.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

Procurement Business Partner

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Liverpool City Council is rapidly transforming to lead the Liverpool Community through a period of immense change and growth. These changes bring an exciting opportunity for a full time Procurement Business Partner to join the Procurement team.

Your main purpose alongside your day to day operational buying activities will be stakeholder management; to truly understand the business objectives through partnering with the different business units as your internal clients. You’ll translate these insights to ensure the development, management and prioritisation of procurement activities and ensure delivery.  You’ll clarify sourcing strategies to the business to create transparency and buy-in and help shape strategic planning for Liverpool City Council.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing management, oversight and advice on the creation and management of tender/Quote processes to assigned business units.
  • Providing information, advice, training, guidance and assistance to assigned business units on procurement matters.
  • Stakeholder Management - understanding the business objectives through partnering with the different business units as your internal clients, translating business insights to ensure the development, management and prioritisation of procurement activities and ensuring delivery
  • Focus on improvements opportunities in the current way of working to evolve towards end-to-end value adding projects in which you’ll take a supporting role.

If you have 4+ years of professional experience in a role where networking and higher level stakeholder management is key, have Government Procurement experience*.  If you thrive where you are part of the change to be realized, if your “result focus” keeps you going even when faced with resistance or setbacks and if your active listening skills and relational capacities are your secret weapon to impact and succeed then you are encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role you must possess a professional level in spoken and written English.

For further information about the position please contact Charlotte Cottam, Procurement Coordinator 8711 7794.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and a detailed response addressing each of the essential and desirable criteria as listed in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

*(other sector procurement experience will be considered)

Executive Planner                                    

Executive Planner leading our Land Release and Growth Areas team

1 x Permanent Full Time -35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $120K - $130K plus super negotiated with the successful applicant, plus council leaseback vehicle, flexi-time and a generous health and well-being program.

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool, Administration Building

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s most progressive urban and regional centres with a population of 200,000 set to reach 330,000 over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with an affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail and road and solid jobs growth.

With local infrastructure projects such as the Western Sydney Airport in the pipeline, large scale Greenfield release areas and a City Centre undergoing significant transformation, the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified planning professional to join the Strategic Planning Team as an Executive Planner, leading the Land Release and Growth Areas team.

We are seeking persons with extensive experience in strategic planning to lead, inspire and mentor staff to ensure the timely and effective delivery of strategic planning initiatives.

You will be required to liaise closely with members of the public and developers, and ensure the provision of accurate and timely advice to all stakeholders.

This is a great opportunity to take that next step in your planning career and join an organization that is at the forefront of planning in one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in Sydney.

Our Council offers excellent employment conditions including a competitive salary, flexi-time, access to the Learning and Development scheme, Employee Assistance Program and a generous health and well-being program.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact David Smith, Acting Manager Strategic Planning on 87117610.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

Team Leader Development Assessment          

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Opportunity to accrue Flexitime in line with Councils policies (up to 2 flexi days per month)

Salary: $102,049.69- $111,820.35 pa + 9.5% super +  Council Leaseback Vehicle

Location: 33 Moore Street Liverpool, Administration Building, Liverpool NSW 2170

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018

Liverpool is one of Sydney's most progressive urban and regional centres with a population of 200,000 (set to reach 330,000) over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail and road and a future airport, Western Sydney Airport.

A truly transformational infrastructure project, Western Sydney Airport is set to open in 2026 and will be the jewel in our Aerotropolis City – and you have the opportunity to be part of a once in a lifetime project!

In addition, with the recently signed City Deal we have secured the foundations for the future development of Liverpool as a dynamic centre of South West Sydney - Wendy Waller- Liverpool Mayor

http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/council/media/media-releases/2018/february-2018/liverpool-wins-big-in-city-deal

We are seeking a person with plenty of drive and passion, and extensive experience in development assessment, to lead a team of planners in the assessment of all development applications. This is a great opportunity to take that next step in your planning career and be part of an organisation shaping the future of its community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and mentor development planners and staff in processing and assessing minor and major/complex development applications and interpreting planning issues.
  • Assess, appraise, process and determine various minor and major/complex development applications.
  • Report to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel and Council in response to submitted development applications and other development assessment matters.
  • Provide efficient, pro-active, informative and responsive service to other departments, other organisations and the community, consistent with legislation, regulations, council’s policies, objectives, vision and core values.

A Planning qualification at diploma or degree level with eligibility for acceptance by the Planning Institute of Australia is required.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Lina Kakish, Manager Development Assessment on 8711 7533.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description.

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Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

Manager City Design and Public Domain                                                        

Permanent Full -Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant. This position includes a Leaseback Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance.

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018

Liverpool, the gateway city to Western Sydney Airport, is fast becoming Sydney’s third CBD. A quick commute from the Inner West, Liverpool is about 30 minutes by car (and less than 45 minutes by train) from either Marrickville or Ashfield

Liverpool City Council is leading rapid change to create a more dynamic CBD with a vibrant night-time economy.

The Manager, City Design and Public Domain will be responsible for exceptional urban design and public domain outcomes.

You will initiate and develop design concepts, strategy and advice to create great public places and lead a specialist team in the fields of urban design, landscape and public domain design, heritage, and traffic engineering and management.

The Manager City Design and Public Domain role is Council’s leading expert on the design of the City, buildings, streets and the public domain and establish Liverpool’s reputation as a leader of high quality and innovative design approaches and outcomes .

This is a high profile, challenging and rewarding position leading a passionate and driven team. To be successful you will need to demonstrate your skills and experience relevant to this role, in particular how you meet the following three key criteria:

  • Relevant degree qualifications and extensive practical experience in the relevant areas
  • High-level skills and experience in leading and managing a team of experts working on complex design processes and projects including consultants, with proven track record of success in delivery of urban design and master planning outcomes
  • Experience in high level negotiations with politicians, senior level government agency staff, non-government industry bodies and private sector interests

For further information about the position please contact the Director City Economy and Growth, Mr Tim Moore, on 02 8711 7497.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume, and response to the three key criteria as set out in this advertisement. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will not be considered.

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Click here for a copy of the position description

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

Manager Planning and Transport Strategy                                      

Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant. This position includes a Leaseback Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance.

Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018

Liverpool, the gateway city to Western Sydney Airport, is fast becoming Sydney’s third CBD.

Liverpool City Council is leading rapid change to create a more dynamic CBD with a vibrant night-time economy.

The Manager, Planning and Transport Strategy will lead Council’s Planning and Transport Strategy team in the delivery of all planning and transport strategies, policy development, background research and studies.

You will maximise strategic advocacy in relation to transport planning and provide high level expert advice on a diverse and complex range of strategic and operational activities.

The Manager Planning and Transport Strategy role will lead, manage and develop planning and transport strategy staff in the assessment, monitor and review of strategic land-use planning policy to achieve sustainable, balanced, consistent and timely outcomes which reflect the vision and expectations of Council and the Liverpool community.

This is a high-profile, challenging and rewarding position leading a passionate and driven team. To be successful you will need to demonstrate your skills and experience relevant to this role, in particular how you meet the following three key criteria:

  • Relevant degree qualifications and extensive practical experience in the relevant areas.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, applicable to the delivery of sound strategic and operational outcomes across a complex, multi- disciplinary, customer-focused organisation.
  • A high level professional knowledge and experience for effective delivery of planning and transport strategy in local government.

For further information about the position please contact the Director City Economy and Growth, Mr Tim Moore, on 02 8711 7497.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume, and response to the three key criteria as set out in this advertisement. Applicants who do not meet this criteria will not be considered.

Click here to Apply Now

Click here for a copy of the position description

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.

Great People Great Workplace

"Be part of something greater"

Meet Our People

Working for us is about more than just a job, it’s about the community we serve.

Working in diverse roles, our staff contribute to making our city vibrant, engaging and connected so the community and it's visitors can enjoy all Liverpool has to offer.

We contribute to improving the lives of this generation and generations to come, whether we’re shaping policy or handling enquiries, we all share the common goal of being a part of something bigger and contributing to the changing needs of our local community both now and into the future.

We are committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace and developing a workplace culture that is inclusive, respectful and promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills and qualities of the workforce.

That’s why we have put the necessary programs & initiatives in place to enhance our workforce mobility to grow your career.

Working together

You will be part of a productive, effective and harmonious workplace, where your full potential can be realised. Our Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Program promotes your right to be treated with respect in our workplace and also your obligation to treat others at work with respect.

We are committed to valuing diversity in the workplace.

  • Value Staff
  • Show Leadership
  • Respect People
  • Communicate Effectively

Great employee benefits

You can enjoy a range of Great Employee Benefits. We aim to support you both personally and professionally and help you balance your unique needs and career aspirations through a range of employee benefits:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: we offer different types of leave and competitive salaries;
  • Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO);
  • Work Health and Safety: we are committed to health, safety and welfare of all our people.

Work/life balance

You will have the opportunity to look at ways to improve your health and create a sense of personal well being, enabling you to reach your potential in all aspects of your work and personal life.

Our Health and Well Being program offers a range of tools, resources and services to motivate and assist managing physical health and well being:

  • Reimbursement of fees for health and fitness related activities;
  • Fitness passport;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Influenza Vaccination Program.

Grow your career

Our People Achieving Program encourages managers and employees with achievement planning to meet regularly to discuss progress, capabilities and development opportunities to get where you want to go and put a plan in place to develop your skills and knowledge.

Our program consists of three simple stages:

  • Achieve career goals;
  • Enabling employees to further develop their skills;
  • Engage in meaningful feedback.

Our Hiring Process

Found a job you want to apply for? Carefully review the job advertisement and position description to determine if the role is right for you.

The position description will help you understand the responsibilities and tasks required in the job.

Cover Letter

Your application must include a cover letter. A Cover letter is a brief introduction about yourself and your relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

Resume

Your application must include an up to date copy of your resume. The resume should provide all the relevant information about your education, employment history, achievements and abilities.

Selection criteria

To be considered for the job, you will need to respond to each of the essential & desirable criteria which are shown in the position description. You will need to write at least one to two paragraphs explaining how you have demonstrated the particular criteria being asked for.

It is important to provide evidence to back up your claims. Use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job you are applying for.

The STAR technique can help you form your answer.

  • Situation: Must be specific and actual. It is important that the example provided lets the Selection Committee know ‘why’ the action took place. The situations or tasks from which actions result are often created by changes in work procedures, job responsibilities, etc.
  • Task: The purpose of the task must be realistic and specific.
  • Action: The “what” and “how”. Actions are what people say and do. They are steps taken in completing a task, how someone lays out work or interacts with others.
  • Result: Outcome or what happened as a result of the action. It is essential that the Selection Committee understand whether the ‘actions’ taken were effective in changing or somehow effecting the identified situation.

Submitting your application

Submit your application by the advertised closing date and time. Late applications may not be accepted.

Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

If your application progresses through initial shortlisting, the next stage(s) will involve face to face interview, sometimes combine with a practical exercise.

The interview may involve a single interview panel consisting of three or more assessors. The interview will include a series behaviour-based questions designed around the selection criteria to enable you to demonstrate how you have successfully meet the requirements of the role.

You can prepare for the interview by reviewing the position description and reflecting on how you’ve demonstrated these capabilities in the workplace or through your studies.

Reference Checks

If you’re being considered for the role, we will contact you to obtain 2 referees. Ideally, your referees should be your current and previous supervisors who can discuss your suitability for the role based on the job requirements.

Reference checks will be completed prior to offering you employment.

Pre-employment medical assessment

All preferred applicants are required to attend a pre-employment medical assessment. The medical will take place at one of Council's chosen providers, and will be conducted at the Council's expense.

Working with Children check

If required, a working with children check will be conducted in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 for applicants applying for a position at council, which has been identified as child-related role.

You will be asked to provide a Working With Children Check (WWCC) number at the time of application. This number will be confirmed at the time of interview.

For information on how to apply for a WWCC number please refer to the Office of the Children's Guardian website.

Offer of Employment

If successful, you will be offered the role verbally, followed by a written ‘Letter of Offer’ via email explaining your terms and conditions of employment.

Eligibility Lists

Candidates who are assessed as meeting the requirements for the role but aren’t successful in their application may also be offered a placement on the eligibility list for similar future vacancies.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Unsuccessful interviewed applicants will be advised via email. Applicants may contact the chairperson of the selection panel for post-assessment feedback.

Career Pathways