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Name: Philip Adams
Email
Phone: 0404944331
Desired working location: New South Wales

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, University of New South Wales (2009-13)
Master of Planning: University of New South Wales. 2014- present. (80 WAM, high distinction awarded for environmental management, placed 1st for exam).

Experience:

Dick Smith Warriewood Sales person. 2013-present
Bing Lee Mona Vale. Sales person, IT section. 2009-2011
Woolworths Avalon. produce maintenance. 2008

I have no experience currently within the planning field outside of my degree but my background in sales have given me good experience in customer service, satisfaction and complaint handling. I have a strong grasp of relevant legislation and development approval from local environmental plans, as well as development control plans I have a strong desire and interest in undertaking sustainable approaches to planning. I am looking for work or intern experience while I undertake my masters, either paid or voluntary and will be able to start Immediately.

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Name: Casey Temby
Email
Phone: +61 410 406 378
Desired working location: Perth

Education: University of Canberra, ACT, Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Edith Cowan University, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre, Film and Events
(Props and Scenery), major in scenic painting

Experience: July 2014 – current Research and training package development: Age-friendly Cities/Universal Design/Seniors as Consumers – Council on the Ageing NT (COTA NT).
March 2013 – current Design Consultant – Showroom, Perth, Australia.
February 2014 Acting – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It), His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth for Chekhov International Theatre Festival, School of Dramatic Art Theatre and Dmitry Krymov Laboratory
October 2013 ‐ January 2014 Overseas travel, own art exhibition and moved interstate.
September 2013 - Academic scientific website creation for Professor Michel Lefebvre.
March 2013 – August 2013 (contract) Digital Switchover Liaison Officer ‐ Darwin, Commonwealth Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Environment.
February 2012 – February 2013 Administrator, Darwin Festival, Australia
June 2010 – December 2012 Executive Assistant to Ambassador of Japan, Embassy of Japan, Canberra

Key Achievements:
2014 Artist ‐ Darwin Fringe Festival 2014 – Street Art Project
2013 Successful project management and implementation of the digital switchover for Darwin as Community Liaison Officer reporting to the Federal Department of Broadband.
2013 Group art exhibition – 20 September 2013, DVAA, Darwin.
2011 Design Institute of Australia and University of Canberra Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Results for Interior Architecture.
2011 University of Canberra, Faculty of Art and Design Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
2011 Represented by an art gallery.
2009 Winner of Musique Art Magazine V.I.S.U.A.L. competition for painting and interview published for Musique Art magazine.
2009 Group exhibition, Sydney and published on various art sites.
2008 Sold out solo art exhibition ‘shades of lightness’, Sydney.
2007 Created independently-­‐run small business exhibiting, selling and distributing art and design.
2000 Design Institute of Australia -­‐ Australasian Student Design Award.

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Name: Ensiyeh Ghavampour
Email
Phone (optional):+64220742026
Desired working location: All English Language Countries

Education:

2011—2014
PhD in Urban Design
Victoria University of Wellington

2003—2006
Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Tehran

1999—2003
Bachelor of Architecture
Imam Khomeini International University

Work Experience:

May 2014
Volunteer worker on the Porirua Place making project

Porirua City Council under the guidance of David Engwicht, a member of Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

2010—2011
Part-time Designer
Khudavand Consulting Engineers

Design Team Member for the Renovation Project ‘Sangelaj’.

The aim of this project was to create a design that was sensitive to the original plan of the district including the preservation of historic buildings and the memory of a residential district that was more than 200 years old.

2006-2011
Project Manager (a senior position)
Renovation Organization of Tehran

I was the manager of local revitalization projects for districts in Tehran, Iran, working in a government department similar to a city council. The project focused on 3368 hectares of urban fabric with problems including shortage of community services, lack of open space, high density population and poverty, complex social issues and poor quality construction. I liaised with several consultants and many local offices to enhance the relationship between the design team, the government and the community.

2008
Designer
Iran‘s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organisation
Volunteer design team member of ‘Shelal Park’ and ‘Boshaar Recreational Complex’.

This project aimed to use the natural, existing elements of the site to create a place for cultural ceremonies.

2006—Current
Researcher and Paper Reviewer
Nazar Research Institute of Arts, Architecture and Urbanism
Volunteer researcher (2006— 2011) and paper reviewer (2011—current)

2005—2006
Site Designer and Technical Architect
Sharestan Consulting Engineers

2004—2005
Site Designer
Arpeh Consulting Engineers

Teaching Experience:

July– Current Tutor of Design Integration
Victoria University of Wellington

May 2014 Guest Lecturer
Landscape Architecture Sites and Systems, VUW
Presented lecture on ‘Sustainable design: the Value of Land’

2012—2014 Tutor for Urban Design Theory and Practice
Victoria University of Wellington

2011 Tutor for Landscape Architecture Design Integration
Victoria University of Wellington

2011 Guest Lecturer
Landscape Architecture Design Integration, VUW
Presented lectures on ‘Community Engagement’ and ‘Landscape Preference’

Technical Skills:

Technical computer skills include use of Arc GIS and MS Excel, MS Word and SPSS, Photoshop, sketch up, Auto Cad. I gained these skills while completing my PhD and working for government and Architecture firms.

Recent publications:

2014 ‘The social life of public space in theory and practice: study of a small urban space in Wellington’
12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 2—5 February 2014, Wellington, New Zealand

2014 (under review) ‘ Design elements and social activity in small urban public spaces: A facet theory investigation”
Landscape and urban Planning Journal

2014 ‘The social life of public space in theory and practice: study of a small urban space in Wellington’
12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 2—5 February 2014, Wellington, New Zealand

2013 (under review) ‘The affordance of natural elements in small urban spaces’
Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, E Ghavampour, B Vale and M Del Aguila

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Name: Nakshatra Sen
Email
Phone: +919432162338
Desired working location: Western Australia, Adelaide, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

Education:
2010-12 Masters in Urban Design, M.ARCH(UD)
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
2005-10 Bachelors in Architecture, B.ARCH
Bengal Engineering & Science Univ., Shibpur

Experience:

2013-14 present
DULAL MUKHERJEE AND ASSOCIATES, Kolkata
(POSITION HELD: ARCHITECT, URBAN DESIGNER, VISUALIZER)

2012-14 present

HRIDI, Kolkata & D-form Architecture, Kolkata
HABITAT FOR RESPONSIVE IDEATION AND DESIGN ITERATION
(POSITION HELD: DESIGN DIRECTOR)

2012-13

ABIN DESIGN STUDIO, KOLKATA
(POSITION HELD: ARCHITECT, URBAN DESIGNER)

2011-12

SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE, NEW DELHI
(POSITION HELD: ARCHITECT, JUNIOR URBAN DESIGNER)

2007-09

Il&FS
INDIAN LEES & FINANCIAL SERVICES, PLANNING DEPT
(POSITION HELD: ARCHITECT)

I am proficient in handling big scale projects from inception to execution including formulating design, co-ordination internally and externally. I have experience to lead a team to achieve my ideations through continuous involvement, practice and fun.

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Name: Abdi Abdullahi
Email
Phone: 0421024881

Desired working location: WA, VIC, QLD, NSW, NT, SA

Education: Bachelor of Arts: Urban and Regional Planning (honours)-Curtin University. Completing Masters of Science-Project Management at Curtin University.

Experience: I am currently studying masters of science-Project Management at Curtin University. I would appreciate any work experience in planning or project management. I have ten years work experience in retail, customer service, logistics and trade work.

Skills

Research-planning/project/housing

Microsoft office suite, Microsoft Project, Photo shop

Multilingual-English, Somali, basic Arabic

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Name: Ooi Zhao Wei
Email
Phone: 0405481418

Desired working location: Western Australia, Adelaide, New South Wales, South of Australia. Northern Territory, and Queensland.

Education: Masters in Urban and Regional Planning , Bachelors in Business Management and Economics

Experience: As an arts scholar, I always have the passion to participate in the world of land planning. The position of junior/ graduate Urban and Regional Planner is what I am looking for. I am keening to develop and utilise my growing skills and knowledge of urban and regional planning to establish a foothold and achieve towards a bright future for my personal and professional growth.

Besides, I challenge to gain the best possible result of any circumstances while continuously developing my problem solving and decision making skills. However, I have learned and observed that attentive to crucial details during multiple tasks has the fundamental impact of the final outcomes.

Recently, I am furthering my master degree in Urban and Regional Planning. My main duties are to theoretically and practically learn, develop and utilise the knowledge in physical, strategic and land use planning. This also includes the understanding of environmental, residential, commercial and mixed use designs. In addition, my role requires me to have good working knowledge with the ability to interpret and apply relevant policies, practices and Acts. This enables me to review, assess and develop proper strategic measures to increase the sustainability of project operation and comply with the planning standards at state level. Plus, I have exposed to comprehending the critical role in shaping a sustainable and context-sensitive approach to work through multiple university projects and group assignments with solid research and report writing abilities. The success of my conduct was also involving the previous academic qualification of bachelor degree in Economics and Business Management, together with my ability to liaise internally with other team members.

My strong initiative and exceptional working skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, allow me to play a crucial role in fast-paced and patient-centered environments. Furthermore, I will immediately pick up my responsibilities and commit to the interest of the organisation with my previous learning and working experience.

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Name: Rosh Wickramasuriya
Email
Phone: 0410 638 338
Desired working location: Victoria. However I am willing to move to NSW, WA, Tasmania and any location within these states.

Education:

2011 – 2013
Master of Planning (Professional)
Deakin University of Technology

Majoring in Urban Design and Environmental Sustainability

  • Distinction for Managing Change and Innovation
  • High Distinction for Managing for Environmental Sustainability
  • Distinction for Thesis (Planning)

Experience:

May 2014 – July 2014
SP AusNet Melbourne VIC

SP AusNet is an Australian energy company. It is listed on the ASX and SGX and operates three energy networks in Victoria. I was part of the team working on a major transmission network augmentation project in Victoria.

Planning Consultant – Property Group:

  • Developed a community engagement strategy paper
  • Created a construction managers’ toolkit document
  • Wrote a general issues report that highlighted issues and problems that stakeholders may encounter during the execution stage of a project
  • As a result of the general issues report, I further developed a risk management toolkit, to be used in conjunction with the general issues report in order to implement risk management actions
  • Development of a strategy and objectives document, to be used in conjunction with the risk management toolkit and general issues report
  • Assisted team members with statutory planning assistance for other projects

January 2013-March 2013
Monash City Council, VIC

Urban Design and Architecture Department - Work Placement

The City of Monash is a local government area in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne with an area of 81.0 square kilometers and an estimated population of 176,069 people.

2 month work placement while studying

  • Wrote a detailed technical report on an urban rejuvenation project that was nearing its final stages
  • Further development of my research and writing skills, for a wide range of readers
  • Developed an in depth understanding of guidelines in force during both the planning and implementation phases of an urban development project
  • Demonstrated a strong understanding and appreciation of restrictions in force due to the heritage overlay applied to sections within the development remit
  • Liaised with a variety of external and internal stakeholders, including surveyors,
  • (land and geo technical) social planners and cost planning economists
  • Hands on experience during the activation of an activity centre

February 2013
Wilson Transformer Company VIC

Australian owned transformer and engineering company. The Company's activities place particular emphasis on expertise, technology, safety, systems, product quality and delivery performance.

Work placement unit elective

  • Undertook a detailed audit on the company’s manufacturing process
  • Wrote a detailed report that offered recommendations on creating more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices
  • Created comparison tables using statistical data regarding manufacturing processes
  • Assisting in implementation and execution of an Environmental Management System, using ISO 14001 certification

May 2011
Places Victoria (formerly VicUrban) VIC

An agency of the Victorian Government responsible for overseeing sustainable development in Victoria.

Work experience project

  • Developed a report on a major project covering the urban renewal of the Docklands precinct. Report was titled Designing Urban Environments, Case Study.
  • Learnt and put into practice, communication skills across a variety of media

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Name: Alannah O’Brien-McDonald
Email
Desired working location: Anywhere in Victoria

Education:

2012- 2014
Bachelor of Arts (Global) with double major in Urban, Regional and International Development and International Studies (Graduating November 2014).
Final Year Major Projects:
-Economic Development of Geelong and Region
-Urban Regeneration of Melbourne’s Laneways
-Mapping Melbourne’s Future Population Growth (GIS)
-Urbanisation and Regional Development of Johannesburg, South Africa

2013-2014
Exchange Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Major Projects:
-Development of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
- Major Project - China’s Mega Urbanisation: How to safeguard a liveable future?
-Major Project - The Future of Technological Change, how far can globalisation go?

Experience:

I have no practical planning experience outside of my university degree, however, I have seven years of other work experience. This has included customer service, reception, administration and management. I am currently looking for an opportunity to extend my work experience and develop practical skills within urban and regional planning.

Skills

-Communications
-Research
-Writing
-Management
-Strategic Planning

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Name: Jessica Pulleine
Email
Desired working location: Western Australia (anywhere in the state)
Education: Third Year University Student, studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning

Experience:

One week work experience at the Shire of Chittering with the Development and Planning Team, worked with the planning offiicer on development approval, tenture, compliance, and with the Economic Development Officer with comments on the Economic Development Strategy.

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Name: Sabiha Zafrin
Email
Desired working location: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, however, willing to move ACT, Newcastle, Victoria or regional NSW

Education:

2010-2014
Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) (Thesis submitted on 23 May 2014)
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

2008
M. Sc. (Urban Environmental Management)*
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
CGPA 3.68 out of 4.0

2006
Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning (BURP)*
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
CGPA 3.78 out of 4.0
* degrees are assessed by VETASSESS and Queensland Overseas Qualification Assessment as equivalent to Australian Qualification Framework.

Professional Experience as Urban and Strategic Planner

  • Worked four weeks with Strategic Planning Unit of Sunshine Coast Regional Council for work experience, Queensland, from July 3, 2012 for work experience.

- Assisted a range of coastal planning related tasks including researching coastal policy and reviewing and commenting in storm tide mapping, climate change adaptation research papers and state government policy reviews.

  • Urban Planner at Acumen Architects and Planners, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2010.

Preparing plans for development or re-development and evaluating proposals according to the legislation and policies, recommending how schemes can be carried out for the controlled use of urban and rural land around Dhaka city and periphery, and advises on socio-economic, political and environmental factors affecting land use in the areas.

For the sake of better compliance, analysing the regional planning, housing and construction related acts and rules such as Dhaka Improvement Trust (Allotment of Land) Rule 1969, Detailed Area Plan, Real Estate Development and Management Act 2010, The Town Improvement Act 1953, Natural Water body Protection and Preservation of Open space and Playground Act 2000, Building Construction Rule 1996, Private Housing Project Land Development Rule 2004.
Compiling and analysing data on socio-economic, demographic, cultural, legal, political, and environmental factors affecting land use planning.
Maintaining correspondence with different level of government authorities, community groups, civil society, and relevant other professional and technical experts.
Facilitating resolving community conflicts during plan preparation and implementation.

  • Research assistant in Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications (SEA-UEMA) Project – ADP Component, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, from February 2008 to August 2008. The main responsibility was to write case study reports for the completed projects.

Research Experience

  • Doctoral research on ‘Towards sustainable coastal governance: An improved framework for planning’ (Thesis submitted for examination) that involved South East Queensland (SEQ) as case-study to examine the transition in Queensland’s coastal planning system and evaluate the effectiveness of the coastal planning system.
  • Research Assistant for writing two journal articles with Publication Completion Grant from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
  • Master’s Research on ‘Water for the Environment: The Need for Strategic Environmental Assessment in Dhaka, Bangladesh’.
  • Undergraduate thesis on ‘Planning Measures to Reduce Air Pollution in Dhaka City’, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant for the Planning and Environmental Law Course+

Delivered lectures on (Instruments of law, Queensland’s planning environment, Sustainability Planning Act (Qld), Integrated Development Assessment System (Qld), development charges, Queensland’s environmental law and planning practice, conditions and environmental charges).
developed comprehension tests for the students Sustainable Planning Act (Qld)
helped course coordinator to prepare lectures and course materials for the course, conducted tutorial sessions and assessed student’s performance.

  • Tutor for the Planning and Environmental Law Course+

Assignments on Integrated Development Assessment System (Qld), helped students developing development applications for the project, assessment of the progress of assignments, helping students to go through online development assessment process and Sunshine Coast Council’s PD online website).

  • Delivered lectures on Reflective practice, reflective practitioner, relation between research and planning practitioner’s practice, Queensland Practice for Planning Theory Course at University of the Sunshine Coast.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office - Microsoft Word , Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power point
  • NVIVO 10
  • SPSS
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • ArcView GIS
  • Prezzi

Publications and Conference Presentations

Zafrin, S. J. Rosier and C. Baldwin (2014). Queensland’s coastal planning regime: the extent of participation in coastal governance, Journal of Planning Practice and Research.

Siddique, M. A. L, S. Zafrin, S. Myers, T. Smith, R. Babcock and R.W. Carter (2013). Co-learning in marine protected area for integrated coastal zone management, p 192-205. In: Moksness, E., Dahl, E. & Stottrup, J. (eds.) Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Wiley-Blackwell, UK.

Zafrin, S., J. Rosier, and C. Baldwin (2013). The evolution of coastal planning in Queensland. International Symposium on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans (CoHHO), on watershed and coastal management for environmental and biodiversity conservation and management, Kyoto University, Japan, 26-28 November 2013.

Zafrin, S., J. Rosier and C. Baldwin 2012. Queensland’s Coastal Planning Regime: challenges, strengths and weaknesses, oral presentation in the ‘Coast to Coast Conference’, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 September 2012.

Zafrin, S. and J. Rosier (2011). Queensland's Coastal Management: Indicators to Measure Coastal Governance Outcomes, oral presentation in the “Queensland Coastal Conference 2011” held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia on 19-21 October 2011.

Rosier, J, Baldwin, C and Zafrin, S (2012). Implementing Good Governance Principles: Climate change adaption and coastal erosion in South East Queensland's coastal environment, ‘Coast to Coast Conference’, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 September 2012.

Siddique, M. A. L, S. Zafrin, S. Myers, T. Smith, R. Babcock, and R.W. Carter (2011). Co-learning in marine protected area for integrated coastal zone management, poster presentation in the 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Arendal, Norway on 03-07 July 2011.

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Name: Philip Sweeney
Email
Phone:
+44 07745 911161
Desired working location: Australia

Education: In 2003, I graduated with a B.A. (Hons) 2:1 in Environmental Planning from the University of Strathclyde;

PG Dip in Housing Studies at University of Stirling

Experience:

Sept 2004 – April 2014: Perth & Kinross Council, (Perth, Scotland)

During this period I have been employed as a Planning Officer within the Development Management section at Perth and Kinross Council. This has allowed me to put into practice the theory I learned at University, while developing new transferable skills in Development Management. As part of a team of Planners, I undertook various tasks and responsibilities that delivered the Development Management Service. This included, principally, the processing of planning applications which involved site inspections, consulting with external and internal agencies, negotiating with applicants, preparing delegated and Committee reports as well as contesting appeals and preparing appeal reports.

During my time with Perth and Kinross I have been allocated a number of diverse and interesting applications. This comprised of residential developments, Commercial, Retail, Wind Turbines, telecommunications, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent. At present, both planning policy and guidance are changing at national and local level. This therefore, means that I have to manage and adapt to these changes when determining the applications which I am allocated.

The skills at Perth and Kinross Council I have developed are as follows:-

  • I am a highly motivated results driven Planner who has developed over 9 years experience working in a busy and demanding Local Planning Authority. As part of this, I have taken ownership of my own high and varied caseload of applications;
  • Interpersonal Skills: I consider myself to be an effective communicator with the ability to develop working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; as well as applicants, agents and elected members – this has resulted in bringing further Economic Development and business growth to the area via Planning;
  • Team Working: Through various development projects, I have adopted a Project Management approach, taking the lead in coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to deliver positive outcomes;
  • Expertise in developing Planning Strategies to promote schemes and secure Planning Permission;
  • Report Writing Skills: Capabilities in effective report writing, tailored to the audience in order to inform or recommend actions e.g. Delegated and Committee Reports;
  • Excellent Negotiation Skills with external stakeholders in order to overwrite initial concerns and achieve a successful outcome;
  • A successful track record in delivering and securing development projects through negotiation, Appeals and Legal Agreements;
  • Time Management: Ability to dovetail various key tasks and responsibilities and meet tight deadlines under pressure;
  • Specialist skills developed in compiling Retail Assessment and Economic analysis in relation to major retail developments;
  • A competent technical Town Planner with experience in advising on a wide range of developments including Housing, Commercial, Retail, Mixed Use, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Advertisement Applications.

28 April 2014 – Present: Neo Environmental Ltd

During this period, my role has been as EIA, principal Planning consultant and project manager for a range of commercial scale renewable energy developments and infrastructure projects. My main responsibilities include:

  • Compiling Planning Statements on Wind Farms/Wind Turbines/Solar Farm projects’
  • Compiling Planning Appeal Statements against refusals of Planning Consent;
  • Management of developments from initial feasibility assessment through to planning consent.
  • Feasibility studies for wind, solar and hydro projects.
  • Compilation of comprehensive reports, including; Screening Opinion Requests, Scoping Reports, Environmental Statements, Supporting Statements, Community Briefing Notes, Decommissioning Statements.
  • Utilisation of Arc GIS to compile constraints maps, including; cultural heritage designations, environmental designations, landscape designations;
  • Community engagement and consultation;
  • Grid connection application to DNO;
  • Consultation with statutory and non-statutory bodies; Planning officers from Local Planning Authorities; external stakeholders (SEPA, SNH, Roads/Highways Engineers; Shell, BP, Forestry Commission) and clients.

This is a diverse role within a dynamic consultancy which is highly reliant upon good time management, communication and attention to detail.

I have developed further negotiation and Presentation skills (powerpoint presentations) from my experience in this post as well as the commercial demands that come with such a company in terms of competing with rival Renewable Energy companies and securing deals/contracts with clients.

I also attend Conferences and advertise the above company whilst building up a client base with which to hopefully, secure further Planning Consents.

In short, I have just under 10 years Town Planning experience in both, the public and private sector.

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Name: Xiaoyi (Ashley) CHEN
Email
Desired working location: Western Australia

Education: Msc. In Urban Design (UWA)

Msc. In Engineering Science (UNSW)

Bs. In Transport Engineering (China)

Experience: Desire a challenging position as urban planner / planner assistant / drafting technician to perform complex professional tasks for urban planning projects. I am specialised in CAD drawing& drafting, design development, 3D modelling and graphical representing. A team environment would be great a place for me to use my strength.

OMNI Design Pty Ltd. Perth WA Graduate Urban Planner (Casual), June - August 2014

Project: Large Scale Greenfield Development, WA: focusing on “Water City, Destination City, Eco City and Nature City”
Tasks: outline design brief; investigate preliminary requirements, design development and 3D modeling; prepare schematic diagrams, create master plans and prepare final presentation.

Hyder Consulting, Shanghai China - Transport Intern, March - September 2009

Shanghai Expo Transport Planning:
District land use plan study, peak hours traffic flow calculation, car park distribution map drawing, vehicle movement network drawing and presentation preparation.

Hangzhou Kenshanmen Station District Design and Planning:
Existing structure plan and future district expansion study, transit-oriented development case studies and district road network drafting.

Weifang Rail Station District Design and Planning:
Traffic data collection, important intersections drafting and final presentation preparation.

Handan High Speed Rail Station District Design and Planning:
Large scale integrated transport hub design principles study, important intersection drafting, road sections drawing and road network drafting.

Hangzhou Longxiang Rail Station District Urban Design Competition:
Transport network drafting and presentation preparation.

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Name: Dallin D. Hutchinson
Email
Phone: +1-801-628-3613

Desired working location: Tasmania, Victoria (Melbourne or rural), greater Adelaide, ACT or regional NSW.

Education:

Current Candidate for the Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (anticipated graduation in 2015). Master of Environmental Planning (MEnvPlg.), University of Tasmania – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2008). Bachelor of Science in Urban, Rural & Environmental Planning, Brigham Young University – Provo, Utah, USA.

Experience:

Independent Planning Consultant. Providing a full range of consultancy services to individual clients, developers and municipalities in the United States, Australia and Indonesia. Expertise in the areas of urban, rural and environmental planning, property development, land acquisitions, subdivision, site planning and permitting. Proven project management capabilities with the ability to see a project from design to completion in accordance with project specifications, statutory requirements and within budgetary requirements.

Planning Consultant & Project Manager – Lester Franks Survey & Geographic (Adelaide, SA & Devonport, TAS) (2011-2013). Assisted clients with the design, strategic and statutory planning processes, and project management aspects of a range of multi-million dollar residential, commercial and industrial developments. Managed a portfolio of approximately forty projects throughout South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Liaised with State and local planning authorities and various statutory authorities to ensure the successful and satisfactory completion of development projects.

Developed a broad range of planning and development related business opportunities through the formation of internal and external relationships with property owners, developers and local government officers.

Statutory Planning Officer/Development Assessment Officer – Meander Valley Council, Huon Valley Council, Clarence City Council (2006-2010). Assessed and made recommendations on proposals for large-scale commercial and residential developments and subdivisions, state and federal government uses, industry, and airport uses. Ensured that all development proposals comply with relevant municipal requirements, state planning and heritage legislation and environmental policies. Provided professional planning advice over the counter and phone to residents of the municipalities, land developers, elected officials and state government officers. Represented the interests of council before development appeal tribunals.

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Name: Phoebe CHEN
Email
Phone:0401795111
Desired working location: Sydney-CBD/North Sydney

Education:

  • University of Federation Australia, Bachelor of Commerce (Sydney) Expected in 2015
  • University of La Trobe, Diploma in Business 2012 - 2014
  • Year 10-Year 12 Covenant Christian High School 2008 - 2012

Experience:

Sales, Award Mortgage 2012 – 2013

Sydney, Australia

  • Expanded business development to include deposits and loans, which increased loan business 25%.
  • Achieving sales targets and set key performance indicators.
  • Ability to learn and effective problem solving skill.
  • Work well under stress and able to set priorities among competing demands.
  • Team Collaboration: Attended daily meetings reviewing daily production targets. Contributed to discussions on efficiency and process improvements as well as problem resolution.

Barrister, Michel’s 2012

Sydney, Australia

  • Effective Customer service skill with no complaints.
  • Strong organizational skills which I use to do lists and a diary to help me
  • Work well within teams and cooperative with others.

Accounting Clerk, (Internship) BANK OF NINGBO 2011 – 2012

Ningbo, China

  • Various banks’ calculators Excellent in sales of various banking products (Consistently rewarded as the top sales in the branch) - Ningbo Branch
  • Accurately process all business and personal banking transactions as well as meeting targets in fast pace environments.
  • Controlling Cash and Negotiable items.
  • Analysis, Data report and identifying cross-selling opportunities.
  • Settle customer enquiries and complaints in a professional manner.
  • Pro-actively communicate with customers to create interest in products and services to suit their needs.

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Name: Sufia Taher
Email: tahsy002@mymail.unisa.edu.au
Phone: 0420828263
Desired working location: Adelaide, however willing to locate any where in South Australia

Education:

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning- Ongoing (University of South Australia)
Bachelor of Architecture- Completed 2012 (American International University of Bangladesh)

Experience:

Research Works:

  • Preparing a paper’s on ‘A review of Dhaka’s Urban Landscape Morphology’
  • Preparing a paper’s on ‘Responsive Urban Space’

Multimedia Presentation:

  • 42 minutes multimedia presentation about the Pink City Xenovally.
  • Bon Laneway, IPSWICH, Australia. Client: oDesk (We Value You), By: Revit Architecture
  • Renovation Project, Germany, Client: oDesk (Mesut Yilmaz), By: Revit Architecture

Residential:

  • Six Storied Building at Baridhara, Dhaka. Client: Kazi Usman
  • Six Storied Building at Mirpur. Client: Nahar Afroz Banu
  • Three storied Resident at Nicunjo. Client: VC (Uttara University)
  • Six Storied Building, Uttara. Client: Creation Developer.

Interior Work:

  • Starlight Complex. Client : Starlight Group
  • Uttara University. Client: VC (Uttara University)
  • Residential Interior. Client: Mr. Rusho
  • Office Interior of Orion Group. Client: Orion Group

Garments:

  • Seven storied sweater factory (60,000 sq ft per floor) in board bazaar, Gazipur. Client: Starlight Group.
  • Starlight Complex. Client : Starlight Group
  • Savar Garments. Client: Mohiuddin Alamgir

Mixed Use Building:

Savar Mixed Use. Client: Mr. Kamruzzaman

Skills:

  • Strong in Public speaking, listening and writing
  • Skilled in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Revit Architecture, Sketchup
  • Proficient in Computer Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking in English

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Name: Anthony Schesky
Email: aschesky@gmail.com
Mobile: 0467437459
Desired working location: Within or around Brisbane, however I am flexible and willing to work anywhere within Australia

Education:

2010- 2013 Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, QLD

Key Achievements

  • Environmental Assessment (HD)
  • Environmental Politics and Policy (D)
  • Development and Indigenous People (D)
  • Public Involvement and Community Development (D)
  • Research Methods for Social Science (D)
  • Science, Technology and Society (D)

Professional Experience:

Department of Transport and Main roads (TMR) Internship 2012- 2013

  • Undertook extensive data entry of travel surveys completed by residents of the South East Queensland Region (Mainly from within the Gold Coast area)
  • Assisted Data Analysis personnel with completion of daily data entry tasks
  • Edited and updated previous data tables and graphs for upcoming reports
  • Tasked with analysing data taken from the Far North Queensland region and identifying significant trends in previous data
  • Gained new ways of thinking, approaching tasks and document formatting
  • Learnt how to communicate and operate within an office environment
  • Furthered my personal computer skills and learnt the basics of MapInfo and Microsoft Access

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • ArcGIS and MapInfo (Basics)
  • Familiar with Windows and MacOSX systems
  • Adobe Lightroom

Key Strengths:

  • Awareness of environmental and sustainability issues
  • Effective teamwork skills gained from employment and tertiary team projects
  • Developed critical thinking and strategic problem solving from tertiary studies
  • Effective capacity building and reflection techniques
  • Comprehensive research and analytical skills
  • Effective essay, report and technical writing skills
  • Public event organisation skills
  • Understanding of how to manage stakeholder relationships
  • Basic mapping and drafting skills
  • Experience working within the planning industry
  • (Internship with Department of Transport and Mainroads)
  • Undertaken basic development application work throughout tertiary studies (using the IDAS process)

Resume available on request

Thanks for viewing my profile, if you would like to know more information about myself please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Name: Dana Elphinstone
Email
Phone: 0412 134 772
Desired working location: Ideally Hobart Tasmania, but willing to re-locate for the right opportunity.

Education:

Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning, University of Tasmania 2013

Bachelor of Antarctic Science, University of Tasmania 2009-2012
Majors in Antarctic Science and Zoology.
Strong focus on ecology, environmental management, and the marine environment.

Green Steps Workplace Sustainability Training 2011

Bachelor of Art & Sciences, University of Sydney, 2008-2009
Completed 3 semesters before transferring to the University of Tasmania.

Skills Summary

Highly developed communication skills; demonstrated by years of client support roles in legal and dental practices, voluntary community roles, and university; in these roles I worked with various people and maintained clear communication throughout.

Excellent organisational skills; demonstrated by achieving deadlines in research scholar role at CSIRO and TLC, independent work as a personal assistant, and the ability to manage schedules, patients, and phone calls for five dentists.

Strong research skills; demonstrated by successfully completing a research scholarship role at CSIRO, professional placement with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and attainment of a Bachelor degree in Antarctic Science and Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning.

Professional approach; demonstrated by stong attention to detail, professional manner and tone in addressing relevant parties through verbal and written correspondence, and strong appreciation of confidentiality.


Relevant Experience:

Research Experience:

Tasmanian Land Conservancy: July-September 2013
I completed an independent firewood feasibility study.

CSIRO – Marine & Atmospheric Research Team: November 2011 – January 2012
I was engaged as a research scholar to study biogeochemical cycles using computer based models.

Administrative & Project Management Experience

Worrall Lawyers: February 2013 – currently
I have been working as a Personal Assistant in an estate planning, litigation, conveyancing and commercial legal practice. I currently assist a Senior Associate working in Estate Litigation.

Students of Sustainability Conference 2013
I worked as the volunteer logistics coordinator to organise and run the 2013 conference.

Please note, this is very brief overview of my work history. I have worked in various other dental and legal practices since high school, supporting myself while studying. I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my experience and career goals.

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Name: Adeolu John Adediran
Email: aadediran1965@gmail.com
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

Education:

Master of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Professional Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Higher National Diploma in Town Planning, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Experience:
My strong educational background in urban planning and development with a Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA and my long years of experience in this field are positive features. As a Town Planning Officer, I was part of the planning teams that reviewed and processed different developmental proposals such as building plans, fence permit, environmental impact assessment reports, traffic and transportation issues and other related physical planning responsibilities in the area. Besides that, I conducted daily field inspections to see that the developers comply with City codes and other regulations, provided information on ordinances, codes, plans and regulations to the general public and conducted urban renewal processes. At STG Group, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, USA, I had the opportunity of monitoring various construction projects in Dayton Area, assisted property developers and their teams in developing projects that meet City Codes and permit conditions, Also, I assisted with internet services, emails and other administrative duties. During my internship with the Greater Linden Development Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, USA, I prepared GIS geodatabase maps for neighbourhood development and economic growth opportunities, researched available developmental grants/funds in the Greater Linden Area, reviewed Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative Program and participated in the development review processes.

Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local/municipal planning principles
  • Excellent research and problem-solving technique
  • Strong in public speaking, listening and writing
  • Proficient in Computer Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Skilled in ArcMap GIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, internet and emails
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Flexibility, quick learning, reliability, and zero tolerance to dishonesty
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English

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Name: Nathan Atterton
Email: nathan.atterton@internode.on.net
Phone: 0422744515
Desired working location: Adelaide, however willing to locate anywhere in Australia for the right opportunity.

Education:

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours), Flinders University

Experience:

While my Planning Experience is currently limited, and I am looking for a graduate entry level opportunity, I have undertaken a number of work experience placements as part of my study programs, along with being involved in other organisations, learning many skills and taking advantage of these broad ranging opportunities. Within my recently completed Master’s degree, I undertook a work placement within the South Australian Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) where I engaged in a range of Planning Policy tasks, including statutory rezoning processes (the South Australian Development Plan Amendment DPA process) along with background transport planning research (including the Adelaide O-Bahn). My Master’s Thesis focussed on the impact of rail freight on the Adelaide-Melbourne railway Corridor through the Adelaide Hills, where main concerns raised by the local community and residents included train noise, and level crossing traffic delays. Throughout my Masters I have also developed a passion for Community and Social Planning, particularly surrounding Community Engagement, and its processes. I believe that I would be able to offer a high level of ability and quality support to the right firm with the right opportunity. I am also looking for a firm that would be keen to offer me the right professional development support in return, in order to realise my full potential.

Other Experience /Employment:

February 2012: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Work placement: Reading and summarising public submissions into Ministerial DPA’s, preparing Ministerial correspondence, O-Bahn Corridor Structure Plan – GIS Analysis and background research.

Feb - June 2010: Conservation Council of SA - Reef Watch Intertidal Monitoring Program: Data Entry from Intertidal Monitoring Activities

2010 – Current: Car Wash Attendant, On The Run Happy Wash, Adelaide

Feb - Apr 2009: Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association (GWLAP) Work Experience: Assistance with field work including site visits, field days, and monitoring activities to mapping, planning, and office work

2009-2013: Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC):

* AYCC SA Media Team) Provision of media support to local Action Groups, writing press releases. General media co-ordination for AYCC SA Branch.

Nov/Dec2011: National Policy Analyst/Adviser: Policy research and writing policy briefs/articles, submissions etc

May – June 2007: PIRSA Petroleum and Geothermal Group - Industry Placement : Review of ‘Criteria for the Classification of Environmental Impact’, Section 98, Petroleum Act 2000. Researching, writing reports, individual and group meetings with Internal Stakeholders, sending and receiving correspondence

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Name: DURGA PRASAD SUNU
Email: prasadvnit@gmail.com
Phone: +91- 95602 63907
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

Education:

Masters in Transportation Engineering from

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India

Experience:

Over 7 years of Experience in the field of Transport Planning & Modeling. Currently working as Manager (Transport Modeling) at UMTC, New Delhi , India.

Expertise in Softwares like VISUM, TransCAD

Basic knowledge of CUBE , VISSIM, Synchro, Sidra

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Name: Mona Koehbach
Email: mona.koehbach@gmx.at
Phone: 0498216045

Desired working location: Brisbane Region, QLD

During my work as a project leader I gained experience in managing a diverse team with a tight time schedule and budget. I have a passion for organising and planning. I had the opportunity to do master planning as well as detailed urban planning. During my studies I focused on sustainable city planning and landscape management.

Hence I am seeking for a new professional challenge (preferable full-time) and for a job which gives me the opportunity to do something worthwhile for our society.

I am an open-minded, curious and communicative person. I like to work structured and aim-oriented. Passion for my work and learning new tasks are important to me.

Key strength:

  • Certified project manager
  • 3.5 years professional experience
  • High level computer skills incl. MS Project, AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suites
  • experienced in cost control and management challenges
  • Patient and even-tempered under stress-situations
  • Efficient work output as individual or as team member

Education:

Feb 2014 Certified Project Manager IPMA Level C®

Oct 2008 – Feb 2011 Master studies landscape planning and architecture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/Austria

Jul 2007 – Jan 2008 Study abroad, SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp/Sweden

Oct 2005 – Oct 2008 Bachelor studies landscape planning and architecture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/Austria

Professional experience (excerpt):

Sep 2010 - Apr 2014 Project leader, Atelier Auböck + Kárász Landschaftsarchitekten, Vienna/Austria

  • Leading and planning of projects in the field of landscape architecture
  • Organization, coordination and communication using PM Tools
  • Controlling of PM variables like costs, time and scope
  • From competition to construction site management
  • Representation of the project team
  • Planning (predominantly construction) and designing
  • Teaching of new co-workers

Jul 2008 - Sep 2010 Team member, Atelier Auböck + Kárász Landschaftsarchitekten, Vienna/Austria
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009 Team member, LUZ Landschaftsarchitekten München, Munich/Germany
Jul 2007 - Aug 2007 Gardener, Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna

Software skills:

  • AutoCad, Vectorworks
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • ORCA AVA Software
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • MS Project

If you got interested in my person please ask for my full CV.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

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Name: Subhan Irfani

Email: samirfani87@gmail.com

Phone: 0426779778

Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

About me:

I am a post-graduate looking for employment in the planning industry in a casual, part time or work experience capacity where I can extend my knowledge and professional experience while serving the community.

I have a deep-rooted passion for sustainability and its different facets in general and sustainable town planning in specific, which has mainly been resulted from my value system ,qualification, professional and personal experiences.

As an energetic person strong work ethics, enthusiasm and perseverance, I always embrace new challenges as they help me in my constant growth both personally and professionally. Flexible and adaptable to different working environments, I am extremely responsible and committed to tasks.

I truly believe that my dedication, discipline and creativity will be an asset to any place I work with.

Education:

Qualification Duration University
Masters of Arts in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning February 2011 – February 2013 Murdoch University, Perth
Bachelor of Natural Resources Engineering- Environment September 2005 – June 2009 ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (IUT), IRAN

Experience:

August 2012 – November 2012
Intern
Business Improvement and Economic Development Surveyor, City of Fremantle

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote the development and advancement of commercial and trading interests of businesses in the Business District through a coordinated and structured field- inspections and the interrogation of various City record systems to ensure the resultant database is as fully populated as possible.
  • Research the benefits of sustainable business practices.
  • Interviewing locals and businesses to improve community relations with the Council.

Key Achievement:

  • Contributed to the development of the Business Improvement District project.
  • Implemented successful communication with locals and businesses to understand their concerns.
  • Acquired knowledge on the benefits of sustainability for business improvement.
  • Praised for having a robust professional behaviour and motivation for the accomplishment of the assigned tasks.

February 2008 – January 2009
Junior Environmental Assistant
Rahian Abad Boom Construction and Development PTY LTD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review plans and make suggestions regarding the socio-environmental impacts of the proposed projects.
  • Organized meetings and discussed the purpose of project with planning members.
  • Attended meetings with various groups of stakeholders and engineers.
  • Conducted environmental reviews including preparation of initial studies.
  • Providing the project managers with the results of the review through reporting and presentation
  • Introducing sustainable building guidelines and regulations to builders, developers and property owners.
  • Assisting project managers to investigate on the economic feasibility of the proposed projects

February 2007 – February 2008
Intern
Rahian Abad Boom Construction and Development PTY LTD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the project manager on the assigned tasks and small projects.
  • Learning and studying the possible environmental and social-cultural implications of the proposed projects.
  • Investigating the likely interactions between a planned project and its surroundings through visiting the sites with the senior engineers.
  • Regular office work.

Other Activities:

29th April 2011 – 2nd May 2011
Volunteer at Curtin Volunteers (CV)

Brief Description : Providing support to the indigenous community of Laverton through different community programs such as sports and recreation.

18th February 2014
Volunteer at Fremantle Volunteer Service

Brief Description : Coastal rehabilitation and dune re-vegetation, South Beach, Fremantle, WA.

September 2012 - Present
Coles Supermarket
Occupation: Night Fill

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate in AutoCAD and GIS
  • Familiar with InDesign and Photoshop

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Rebecca Norris

Email:bec_norris_91@hotmail.com

Phone: 0407 221 469

Desired working location: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich

About Me:

I’m currently a fourth year student at QUT and will be graduating in November. I am looking for employment in the planning industry in a casual, part time or work experience capacity where I can further develop my planning knowledge and skill-set through professional experience.

My passion for planning is based in a combination of social, physical and strategic planning, which developed from an architectural focus into a fascination with how planning can address human values and the desire for space and place. Other interests include tactical urbanism, population growth, sustainable transport and urban greening. A combined education in the fields of architecture and town planning, has provided me with a deep understanding of, and an analytical approach to, the built environment and context-sensitive development.

I am a determined individual who can rise to a challenge and facilitates self-learning. I have an excellent work ethic, strong interpersonal communication skills and a need to produce quality work

Education:

Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Second Major in (Urban and Regional Town Planning) Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

National White Card, Construction Industry

Certificate III in Financial Services

Certificate II in Information Technology

Technical and Planning Skills:

Competent Knowledge of Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, SPSS, Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Revit

Knowledge of Planning Principles and Methodologies including DA and policy formation processes

Strong skills in research, survey design, data analysis, writing, public presentation, interpersonal communication and teamwork

Professional Experience:

Professional Planning Experience not yet acquired.

Other Experience:

2011-2014: Waitress at ‘Amici’s’
Arbour View Cafes, Southbank Parklands 4101

2012: Au Pair and Assistant English Teacher
Levata, Curtatone, Italy

2009-2010: Office Clerk at ‘Wide Bay Australia’
102 Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670

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John Paul Martin

Email: jphc.martin@gmail.com

Phone: 0412 582 818

Desired Working Location: Melbourne, VIC

Education:

RMIT University Graduate 2013

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (AILA Accredited)

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning, with Honours (PIA Accredited)

Experience:

AutoCAD | Adobe Suite | Google Sketchup | Rhino 3D | V-Ray | Microsoft Office

I am currently employed in customer service & sales, looking for a junior/graduate position to establish a foothold to my career.

My current interest, derived from previous experiences, is to pursue a career within the collaborative fields of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning & Design.

I am highly capable with design documentation and process, and have solid research and report writing abilities. I am also aware of the new projected targets for Plan Melbourne 2050, and have a good understanding of the Planning & Environment Act 1987.

Please feel free to contact me for a copy of my CV or portfolio.

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Lauren Schmidt

Email: lauren.schmidt@griffithuni.edu.au

Phone: 0417783038

Desired working location: Gold Coast, Brisbane

About Me:

My passion for planning stemmed from my fascination with the built and natural environment, and my desire to make a positive change on those two things. Throughout my degree at Griffith, and environmental conservation volunteering, my love of the environment has become an important aspect of my values system and career focus. Other interests I have include social planning, cultural heritage, community engagement in planning, and urban design, and urban greening. I’m hard working, determined individual with an excellent work ethic.

I’m currently a fourth year student at Griffith University, ready for graduation in November. I have just finished work experience for the Queensland government and am looking for employment in the planning industry either full time or part time work while put the finishing touches on my degree.

Education:

  • Griffith University, Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning 2011 –present
  • Graduation Nov 2014

Experience:

Queensland Government
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Brisbane Feb-May 2014
Student environmental planning and policy officer

Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Ministerial designation for community infrastructure
  • Environmental policy planning
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Wetland and coastal development
  • ArcGIS software use

Humpbacks and High-rises, Gold Coast 2013-present
Volunteer Research Assistant
Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Whale behaviour monitoring
  • Photography
  • Data entry
  • Media liaison

Professional portfolio

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Kaustubh Tamaskar

kkst44@gmail.com
+6598664551

Desired working location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

Education:

Cornell University, USA – 2007 to 2009

Master’s Degree, City and Regional Planning
Concentration: Urban Design and Land Use Planning

University of Pune, India – 2001 to 2006
Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture

Certificate Courses

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA - 2013
Certificate, Challenges of Global Poverty

KC Academy Pte Ltd, Singapore- 2014
Certificate, Effective Negotiation Skills

Experience:

Professional Summary

  • Urban Planner with keen interest in Physical, Strategic and Land Use Planning.
  • Above 6 years of experience in large-scale urban planning and design, real estate development, architecture and planning policy for both, public sector and private sector clients.
  • Involved in multidisciplinary projects in The United States, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and UAE.
  • Experience and training in Architecture, Planning and Real Estate plays a critical role in shaping a sustainable and context-sensitive approach to the work.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Planning Principles and Methodologies.
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills.

Employment History

Urban Designer/Planner, Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore
www.surbana.com
August 2012 – Present

Assistant Urban Designer/Planner, Halcrow – a CH2M Hill Company, Mumbai, India
www.halcrow.com
June 2010 – July 2012

Volunteer – India Operations, 30 Dollar Finance (Non-profit), San Francisco, USA
www.30df.org
October 2009 – June 2010

Planning Assistant, Tompkins County Planning Department, New York, USA
www.tompkins-co.org/planning
June 2009 – September 2009

Research Assistant, National Data Archive for Child Abuse and Neglect, New York, USA
www.ndacan.cornell.edu
February 2009 – June 2009

Intern - Real Estate Strategic Consulting, Jones Lang LaSalle, Pune, India
www.joneslanglasalle.co.in
June 2008 – August 2008

Graduate Teaching Research Specialist, Cornell University, New York, USA
www.aap.cornell.edu
August 2007 – May 2008 & August 2008 – May 2009

Lecturer, Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune, India
www.sinhgad.edu
August 2006 – July 2007

Master Planner/Architect, PLANARCH Architects, Pune, India
www.planarch-pune.com
August 2006 – July 2007

Intern - Architect, Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad, India
www.sangath.org
June 2005 – December 2005

Research Papers and Publications

  • The Role Of The IT-ITES Industry In Shaping Pune, India
  • What happened on July 26, 2005? - Basis of Examination of Storm water Management in Mumbai
  • GIS Analysis of Asian Enclaves in Edison, New Jersey, USA
  • Genesee Land Trust Conservation Plan, NY, USA
  • Collegetown Vision 2028 - New Growth, Strong Roots: Ithaca, NY, USA

Awards

  • Best Planning Project, 2013 – Singapore Institute of Planners
  • Outstanding Student Project, 2008 – American Planning Association
  • Academic Excellence, 2006 – Indian Institute of Architects
  • Second place in Urban Design Competition, 2005 – Pune University

Professional Affiliations

  • Singapore Institute of Planners
  • American Planning Association
  • Council of Architecture India
  • Indian Institute of Architects

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Esther Maria Fernandes

estherfds@gmail.com
+91 9833954820

Desired working location: Any

Key Skills:

  • Environmental Planning
  • Sustainable Site & Pedestrian Planning
  • Environmental Management
  • ArcGIS
  • Policy Research
  • Knowledge of Environmental/Urban Planning Policy Frameworks
  • Sustainability Benchmarking
  • Microsoft Office

Basic skills

  • AutoCad
  • Sketch up

Education:

Professional Course

University/ Institute

Completion Year

Percentage / Grade

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

United Nations Institute for Training & Research (online)

September 2013 to December 2013

Completed (>70%)

Master of Science Environmental Planning

Macquarie University, Sydney

July 2010 to December 2011

GPA 2.54

Bachelor of Science Life Science & Biochemistry

Sophia College for Women, Mumbai

2006 to 2009

First Class

Experience:

I have 2 years work ex. My role involves environmental planning & organisational sustainability in the real estate sector.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead for Environmental Planning of residential, commercial & mixed use developments, pan India.
  • Lead for Green Building Certification of residential, commercial & mixed use developments, pan-India.
  • Lead for organisational strategies in sustainability.
  • Lead for mandatory CSR strategy for organisation.
  • Lead for GRI G4 sustainability reporting for the organisation.
  • Lead for GRESB reporting for the organisation.

Other Responsibilities

  • Creation of in-house pedestrian-friendly design & planning standards.
  • Review, assessment and development of strategic measures to increase the sustainability of the operational and product phases of the company.
  • Drove the CSR policy formation for the organisation.
  • Drove the initiation for sustainability reporting under the Global Reporting Initiative for the organisation.

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Megan Sharkey

MeganSharkey1@gmail.com
0404 858 488

Desired working location: Sydney, but willing to relocate for right opportunity.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)
  • Master of Planning UNSW
  • Master of Built Environment (Sustainable Development) UNSW

Experience:

Objective: Use skills to increase sustainability in cities, motivate people, facilitate ideas and lead sustainable development visions and environmental audits.

Skills:

  • Tactical urbanism, place making, and sustainable transport.
  • Auditing environmental (ISO 14001), energy, water, and waste systems.
  • Translates technical environmental data clearly and concisely into reports.
  • Community engagement and council presentations.
  • Managing multi-focused and compliance projects.
  • Exceptional learning curve.

Experience:

  • Steering Committee, ParktoPacific, March 2014 - Present
  • Urban Planning & Environmental Consultant, Megan Sharkey Consulting 2011 - Present
  • Strategic Planning & Market Research Coordinator,​ Clovelly Road Better Block Aug 2013 – Mar. 2014
  • Sustainability Assistant​ Woollahra Council Jul. 2013 – Oct. 2013 & City of Sydney Sept. 2012 – Nov. 2012
  • Traffic and Transport Planner Cadet, GTA Consultants Nov. 2010 – Aug. 2011
  • Project & Health Safety Environment Manager Source Environmental Services, INC. 2007 – 2009
  • Tutor, Coach, President, Lobbyist2003 - 2008

Publications:

Sharkey, M. (2014). Better Block – Community driven planning. Inner Sydney Voice. Winter 2014.

Sharkey, M, Stubbs, P & Wheeler, A. (2014), ‘Clovelly Road Better Block: bottom-up community-based planning (via a demonstration event)’, New Planner, vol. 98, March.

Sharkey, Megan. (2013). Sustainable Digital Cities: talking about the revolution. The Fifth Estate, 7th August 2013.

Most recent listed only. Additional publications & master thesis’ available upon request.

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Peta (van Zanden) Church

petavan@hotmail.com
0413105468

Desired working location: Brisbane, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast

Education: Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (also currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws)

Experience: I have a solid 8-9 years of development assessment experience with State and Local Government. I am currently taking a break from full-time, office based work due to a new baby, however am very willing and able to work from my home based office. My development assessment, client relations and report writing skills are impeccable, as is my ability to organise and prioritise workloads and deadlines. I am happy to send you my resume on request and can start immediately (can hit the ground running so to speak).

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Anjaly Praju

I am an architect having about 5 years’ experience in architecture and town planning. I had keen interest in town planning in my early days of Architecture and hence completed graduate diploma in development planning from Curtin University. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application and my resume.

This position is very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include:

  • Strong knowledge of town planning principles.
  • Good working knowledge with the ability to interpret and apply relevant policy, practices and Acts.
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Good problem solving ability.
  • Team working skills.
  • Graduate Certificate in Development Planning from Curtin University.
  • Bachelor degree in Architecture.
  • Deep knowledge of R-codes.
  • Sound knowledge of Building Regulations and Land use planning.
  • Sound knowledge of statutory provisions relating to regional and urban planning.
  • I strive for continued excellence.
  • I provide exceptional contributions to customer service for all customers.
  • As part of my work career I have used all Microsoft applications and I am proficient in using MS –Word, MS-Excel, MS –PowerPoint & MS –Outlook and other software like AutoCAD.

Possess C class Driver License.

I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed.

My duties included:

  • Assess and give advice by letter, telephone, and site or office meetings to the general public, their professional agents, developers, estate agents, solicitors etc., on medium sized and potentially controversial development proposals which may become the subject of formal planning applications, including the interpretation of planning policies and other related matters. Make a judgement about the level of information required to support those planning applications.
  • For medium sized planning applications: help validate the application; secure further information if required; undertake a site visit and commission further consultation if required; assess the proposal against policy, in relation to design and impact; assess responses to consultation from third parties and statutory consulters’; negotiate on amendments to proposals and make a recommendation and suggest reasons for refusal / conditions; prepare a report.
  • For planning appeals: Agree, with lead officer, the specific case to be made; research case law and planning policy, making recommendations on the merits of different cases; provide opinion on legal issues; liaise with community groups, Members and other 3rd parties; prepare written representations to submit and secure agreement to written submission; attend appeal site visits.

I can be reached anytime via email at anjalypraju@yahoo.com or my cell phone, 0423627913.

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John McKibben

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

Upon recently moving to Melbourne, it is my desire to continue and pursue my career in the Urban / Town Planning industry. I am currently seeking a casual/part-time/full-time town planning position where I can further develop my town planning knowledge, skill-set, and gain additional experience and abilities.

Throughout my career, my professional objective has been to implement my attained town planning training, knowledge and abilities while applying myself and continuing to learn through new challenges. I am a determined and diligent individual with the ability and desire to acquire innovative skills and I consider that I have a work approach that is extremely conscientious. I also bring to any job a strong work ethic and desire to succeed, a willingness to cooperate with others, and a need to produce quality professional work.

CAREER PROFILE:

I have approximately six (6) years experience in the Urban / Town Planning industry. Until recently, I had been working as a Town Planning Consultant in Brisbane for four (4) years at a privately owned organisation, which provide technical consultancy services on geological and resource investigations; environmental assessments and advice on land-use planning and development to clients throughout Queensland, Australia.

During this time, my core responsibilities included the preparation of town planning advice to clients, professional colleagues, consultants and members of the public; managing town planning research tasks; and undertaking detailed desktop site investigations for a variety of town planning projects. In addition to this, I have also been involved in a number of projects involving the preparation and assessment of development applications for a broad range of land-uses including residential, commercial and industrial projects. Working closely with Managers and Senior Planners at this organisation facilitated my development as a Town Planner and has provided me with the experience to effectively collaborate in a team effort made up of multi-disciplinary professionals. Working within this environment has also enabled me to deliver a service consistent with client needs, project timeliness, quality expectations, and has helped polish my interpersonal communication skills.

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Built Environment and Engineering (Urban and Regional Planning), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY / PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

Jan 2011 – Feb 2014: Town Planning Consultant
Oct 2009 – Dec 2010: Graduate Town Planning Consultant
Jul 2007 – Feb 2009: Student Town Planner

I look forward to hearing from you should there be appropriate current or possible future opportunities in your organisation. Should you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me for my CV or any further information. I am available on short notice and can be contacted via email or mobile on the details provided below.

Email: john_mckibben@yahoo.com
Mobile: +61 401 675 635

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Padraig Scollard

Education:

  • Masters in Regional and Urban Planning, University College Dublin

First Class Honours

  • BA Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin

First Class Honours

Skills:

  • Microsoft Office, CAD (2D), Sketch Up, ArcGIS, undertaking a CPD course in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Report writing, presentation skills, research and data analysis, communication skills, teamwork skills, keen eye for detail

Employment Record:

  • Graduate Town Planner
  • Town Planning Research Assistant

Summary:

I am a 25 year old Town Planner from Ireland.

In August 2012 I graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Master’s in Regional and Urban Planning. In September 2011, I completed an undergraduate degree in Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy in University College Dublin, also achieving a First Class Honours. Both of these Degrees are accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. My results demonstrate my driven, determined, hard-working, and motivated personality.

In addition to my academic background, I have also acquired professional Town Planning experience. I have worked as a Graduate Town Planner in a private planning consultancy and as a part-time Research Assistant in University College Dublin. Therefore, I have gained experience working on a wide spectrum of planning projects including residential, retail and commercial developments.

I am currently living in Sydney NSW and am looking for a position as a Town Planner or Urban Designer. I am willing to relocate in order to obtain employment and to develop my Town Planning career.

Contact Information:

Phone: 0406 515 708
Email: padraig.scollard@hotmail.com

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Inem Chahal

Education

  • Master of Science in Planning, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)
  • Certificate in Program Evaluation, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)
  • Honours Bachelors of Arts in Economics, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

Skills

  • ArcGIS 10.1, Microsoft Office, Data Collection, Research, Data Analysis,
  • Project Evaluation, Community Engagement, Report Writing, Land Use Regulation, Public Presentations and Survey Design.

About Me

As a newly minted planning professional, I am preparing to leverage my MSc. in Planning, either in an urban or a rural context.

I have hands on experience in community development planning, land use planning, economic development planning and policy planning/ development. Having an economics background allows me to be highly analytical when studying qualitative or quantitative data.

I am seeking a junior planner position in Australia and I feel that I would be an asset to any organization because I offer a variety of skills listed in the “Skills” section.

For a more detailed insight into my skills and offerings please feel free to contact me for my resume.

Contact Information

Email: chahal.inem@gmail.com
Cell: +(416) 887- 4017

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Cillian Reilly

Education
Master of Science in Transport and Planning, Cardiff University, U.K. 2011.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. 2010

Skills
AutoCAD, SketchUp, ArcGIS, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.

Summary
I have recently moved to Darwin from Melbourne and I am looking for a position in planning. I am a Town Planner and I have previous experience at a planning consultancy in Melbourne and I also have a Masters in Transport and Planning from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

I have previous experience on numerous projects including planning applications/ amendments, bushfire applications, further information requests, development potential/ assessment and AutoCAD designs. I was involved in each stage of the project and gained valuable experience.

Further to this I have extensive administration experience and I would be happy to bring these skills along with my planning knowledge to any potential team.

I am looking for a planning position in Darwin CBD or the surround suburbs. I available to start immediately and eager to further my planning knowledge.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for my resume or any further information you may require.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0497 868 709
Email: cillian.or@outlook.com

(added 20/05/2014)

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Kerli Kirsmaa

Summary: I am a young urban and environmental planning professional who holds a Bachelor’s degree (graduated 2011) in Science of Engineering with the specialization on Landscape Architecture from Tallinn University of Technology which is the largest technical university in Estonia. I have graduated (January 2014) my Master studies at Wageningen University in the Netherlands where I have completed my program on Urban Environmental Management, having been specialized on spatial planning. I am knowledgeable and internationally experienced on various spatial planning related topics.I am focused on both political and legal side of urban and regional planning, as well as sustainable urban and regional development and environmental management. I am familiar with various spatial planning systems and I have experience in tackling topics related to sustainable food systems, waste management and natural resource usage, climate change, energy efficiency, urban farming, different material flows (life cycle assessments), community management and (island state) resilience. I have proven to many that I am dedicated, extremely hard-working, organized, goal oriented and a curious person. I have a positive and friendly attitude which makes me a great team player, whilst being skilled to also work individually and not being afraid of challenges or high work pressure and stress. My strengths are good researching and communication skills and the ability to learn new things quickly.

Objective: I am currently in search of new challenging job opportunities, in the field of into urban and regional development or environmental management, where I could bring benefits to the organisation employing. One of my preferences is to get involved with environmental assessment analysis, but any job offer which would match my background, would be highly appreciated.

Email: kerlikirsimaa@hotmail.com

Phone: +31-6-18982602

(added 19/05/2014)