Program Director - Birkdale Community Precinct

Job title : Program Director - Birkdale Community Precinct
Location : Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Job type : Contract or Temp
Job reference : 1127007
About the Organisation
Redland City Council is a progressive local government organisation, situated on the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast near Brisbane, home to the crystal blue waters of Southern Moreton Bay with 335km of coastline, beautiful hinterland and coastal villages. The region enjoys a strong heritage, connections to the oldest living culture on Earth, with island gems just a short hop from Brisbane. With a current population of almost 160,000 and strong population growth forecasts, the Council is forward thinking, engaged and focussed on enriching community lifestyles operating under the four principles of sustainability of balancing decisions through consideration of environmental, community, economic and governance impacts.

For an overview of Council’s Vision, Mission and Values, please click the below link:

About the Position
The Program Director – Birkdale Community Precinct will be responsible for leading, driving and delivering outcomes associated with the Birkdale Community Precinct Visioning and Master-plan development process. Specifically, the role will focus on the successful strategic planning and development of a world class precinct of local, regional and national significance, taking into account relevant land use, community, environmental and economic parameters and drivers, incorporating robust stakeholder and community engagement. The position will need to have a holistic view of the program of works under its responsibility and ensure projects within the program are professionally managed and coordinated in line with defined priorities of the organisation. This position will be offered as a 12-month contract, with potential to be extended.

Learn more about this landmark precinct development here:

About the Person
Given the broad remit of the position we are seeking an experienced program leader with a high level of commercial acumen who can demonstrate successfully delivering similar large scale, high profile development projects through their lifecycle. You will bring highly-developed stakeholder engagement skills and have an in depth understanding of how a project of this nature will be delivered within a local government context. Your strengths will include leading, negotiating and influencing people in order to achieve program objectives. Your expert project management skills will also be critical to success, and as such you can demonstrate experience managing complex programs to achieve significant, cost-effective and timely results within a closely monitored budget process. You will bring relevant qualifications in Urban Planning, Business Property Management, or a relevant field, and/or relevant and significant professional experience at a senior level in a public sector or public project environment.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Wallis on 0439 817 992 or

Applications will close at 5pm, Friday 16th of July.