Specialist Surveyor

City of Sydney Full Time Permanent 16/09/2022

Division: City Planning, Development and Transport 

Unit: Planning Assessments  

Section: City Planning 

Salary: AUD $111,408.00 - $126,614.00 per annum plus Superannuation 

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD with easy access to public transport 

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement


At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision – developing a green, global and connected city.


The City is committed to excellence in all our planning/development decisions and the design of the buildings and facilities we provide to our ratepayers and the wider community.


It’s not just about the way the city looks – we strive to make sure projects are sensitive to the surrounding environment, socially equitable and sustainable.


To meet this challenge, we are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Specialist Surveyor to join our Planning Assessments team, to assess subdivision related applications and other small scale development related applications as needed, and provide expert advice to ensure planning and development proposals meet statutory requirements, and the City’s policies and objectives.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • University Degree in Surveying (Land) or equivalent (must be a NSW Board of Surveying & Spatial Information recognised qualification)
  • registration by the NSW Board of Surveying & Spatial Information as a Registered Land Surveyor or be eligible for such registration
  • experience in the assessment and resolution of complex subdivision and legal issues associated with applications for development applications, subdivision certificates and strata certificates, preferably in local government.


Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City of Sydney might be the right career move for you.


To apply: Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.


This role will require a national criminal check and pre-employment health declaration.


The City of Sydney has mandated vaccination for all employees. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.


Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.


Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11.59pm, Tuesday 4 October 2022.


For further information contact: Bill MacKay, Manager Planning Assessment on 02 9265 9494.


Employee Benefits: CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of working in Council.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.


The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via recruitment@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or 02 9265 9333 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone).