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Team Leader, Floodplain Planning & Response

Date: 13-Jan-2022

Location: AU

Company: Northern Beaches Council

Division: Environment & Sustainability

Business Unit: Environment & Climate Change

Title: Team Leader, Floodplain Planning & Response, Permanent - Full-time Role, 35 hours per week (can be worked over a 9 day fortnight)

Salary Range: $115201.97 to $133884.1 per annum + super + 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance (subject to skills and experiences)

Council Vehicle Offered (leaseback)


Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council was created in 2016 through the three councils of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah coming together to deliver the highest quality services to the community. Exciting new infrastructure projects and community programs have quickly demonstrated the positive impact the new council is having.


Role Purpose
The Stormwater & Floodplain Engineering team delivers strategic and operational management of stormwater asset and floodplain risk programs across the Northern Beaches Council area. The services are delivered using highly developed project and contract management skills, asset and risk management skills, together with the effective use of systems for creating improvement and efficiencies. The team operates in three distinct sub teams: Stormwater Operations and Planning; Stormwater Design & Delivery and Floodplain Planning & Response


Reporting to the Manager, Stormwater & Floodplain Engineering, the Team Leader, Floodplain Planning and Response, is responsible for the effective and efficient management of flood risk and planning on the Northern Beaches which includes:

  • Strategically plan and deliver Council’s floodplain risk management program in accordance with the State Government Flood Prone Land Policy, Council’s risk management responsibilities, and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Lead the floodplain management program and the Floodplain Planning and Response Team.
  • Setting and enforcing applicable development standards, co-ordinating flood risk management actions and works (e.g. lagoon and Dam openings, flood reduction projects, community education), scoping and proposing projects, writing and administering contracts, reviewing budgets, coordinating consultants, administering consultative committees and documenting key processes and implementing systems improvements.


Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems


How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact James Leigh on 02 8495 6648 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 31/01/2022