Planning and Technical Services Directorate

Work Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time

Level 6 $108,115 - $119,495 pa MRWA EBA + 9.5% superannuation

Position Number:

Closing Date:
2021-03-02 1:00 PM

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Senior Urban Designer

Why Work With Us?

We are one of the largest geographically spread road agencies in the world, responsible for more than 18,500 kilometres of road spread over 2.5 million square kilometres.

Our role is to plan, build and maintain Western Australia’s State Road Network valued at just over $46 billion. We work closely with our portfolio partners, Department of Transport and Public Transport Authority as well as local government to support the needs of all road users across the state by providing an integrated world-class road transport network.

Our services are delivered through the dedicated efforts of our employees who are located in ten regional and several metropolitan offices throughout the State.

Our success relies upon recruiting and retaining a diverse range of talented, passionate and dynamic individuals to help us build our State’s future. Whatever stage of your career, we are committed to helping you reach your potential, both professionally and personally, so that in turn we can achieve ours.


About the Role

This is a full-time Fixed Term position for a period of up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension). The most competitive applicant will be offered the position as an Expression of Interest, secondment opportunity or Fixed Term Contract depending on their circumstances.

This role is a Main Roads Western Australia position but will require the successful applicant to be based at the Office of Government Architect.

The Senior Urban Designer will provide strategic urban design advice and technical support to Main Roads to facilitate good design quality outcomes within our infrastructure delivery program. This includes;

  • providing urban design advice in the planning, development, design, procurement and delivery of road and rail projects
  • collaborate with Main Roads project managers
  • facilitate design reviews
  • undertake design research
  • assist with community and stakeholder consultation


About You

The successful applicant will require a Degree in Architecture, or Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design and have experience in major state infrastructure projects (experience in road and rail infrastructure projects is desirable). 

Substantial skill and experience in negotiation and facilitation is also essential to this role as well as a natural ability to work with a range of people and stakeholders to build positive working relationships.

Should you wish to progress your career through this exciting opportunity in infrastructure delivery and can demonstrate the right skills and experience – we would love to hear from you. 


Find Out More

For job specific information or for a confidential discussion of this opportunity, please contact Gary Manning, Director Project Development on (08) 9323 4135 - not to be contacted for assistance with application.

For assistance with your application or for general enquiries, please contact Lisa Thomas, Recruitment Co-ordinator on (08) 9323 4289 or email hrjobs@mainroads.wa.gov.au


Submitting Your Application

Please submit the following in your application:

  • A comprehensive CV demonstrating relevant skills and abilities within the context of the Job Role Statement
  • A copy of your Degree in Architecture, or Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design
  • A copy of your current Western Australian motor vehicle (car) Driver’s Licence or an approved equivalent
  • A statement outlining your substantial skill, knowledge and experience in the following three (3) criteria in no more than three (3) pages;
  1. Road infrastructure project review for alignment with State planning policies
  2. Road and public realm design, planning and development
  3. Building and enhancing stakeholder relationships

All selection criteria listed in the JRS will be assessed throughout the selection process.

You will be asked to complete several questions as part of your online application – please factor this time in when submitting an application as late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Additional Information

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaire prior to appointment.

An Executive Search may be undertaken and/or a National Police Clearance may be requested as part of this process.

Applicants deemed as suitable for but not appointed to this role may also be considered for appointment to “similar vacancies” within Main Roads subject to business requirements.


Our Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.

If you have any support or access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in this selection process, please contact Lisa Thomas, Recruitment Co-ordinator on (08) 9323 4289 or email hrjobs@mainroads.wa.gov.au