Graduate Social Planner

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At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day. If you want to start a career with impact, whether solving everyday problems or tackling some of the challenges our clients and communities face, you’ll find that here. That’s why we pledge to empower all our people to make a positive impact and ensure you’re provided the necessary training and experiences, to make those aspirations a reality.

We are looking for someone who is keen to learn more about all areas of planning practice, but someone with a background or interest in social and community infrastructure planning would be ideal for this role.  Our team works on a range of projects such as statutory and strategic planning, transport and infrastructure planning and a portfolio of projects that have a strong focus on creating lasting community benefit and value.

What does being a Graduate mean for you?

Outside of the technical development you’ll gain working within your team, you’ll also join GHD’s two year Graduate Development Program. The Graduate Program will connect you peers across Australia, New Zealand, the broader Asia Pacific region and the Middle East.

We offer optional rotations in the second year of your program to help explore your career pathway, a structured approach to promotions and salary reviews over your first two years and a culture that is friendly, inclusive and not built on hierarchy.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who ticks most of these boxes:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Sciences, Planning, Social Inquiry, Anthropology, or related qualification.
  • Proven track record in project management and meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the LUPA Act and its application processes.
  • Broad understanding of planning and environmental issues.
  • Ability to present to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent technical and non-technical written and oral communication skills.

What does the rest of GHD’s process look like?

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition team members who manage each of our regions. From there, the rest of our recruitment process includes:

  • A Video Interview, where you’ll get the chance to introduce yourself and make another positive impression on both our TA team and hiring managers.
  • Formal interviews, either in person or via MS Teams. Prior to our interview we’ll also ask you to go through some online testing through one of our providers, Saville.
  • An offer, where we’ll go through your salary package and the start date for our program, as well as flagging our background checking process.

In our application process, we want to be as inclusive as possible to ensure everyone has an equitable chance of proceeding through. If you identify as someone who is neurodiverse, or who has a disability and may require changes to any of the processes outlined above, please respond to the question at the start of our process and we’ll be in touch where appropriate.


How do you apply?

1. Select the "Apply" button

2. Please allow up to 10 minutes to complete the questions.

3. Upload a copy of your updated cover letter, CV and academic transcript/s.

If you’re successful through our recruitment process, your full-time position will start in February 2025. There may also be ongoing opportunities for casual work throughout your final year of studies.

Interested? Apply now.


Come together and make a meaningful impact. 
We bring our people together to create something bigger and solve some of the world's most complex problems. Come and experience the power of commitment and see strategy and ideas come to life when you join GHD. 
Let's drive real change.
Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.
That’s why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today. 
See where your commitment could take you.
That’s the #PowerOfCommitment
Who we are 
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.
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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Work rights:
    Australian Student Visa, Australian Citizen,
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:
    Hobart, Regional Tasmania
  • Closing Date:23rd Jun 2024, 3:59 pm


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