Monash University seeks a senior professional designer for a critical role in the action-research program RISE.


RISE is an action-research program working at the intersections of health, environment, water and sanitation. RISE is trialling a new water-sensitive approach to water and sanitation management in 24 informal settlements across Makassar, Indonesia and Suva, Fiji. Working with communities, governments, local leaders and partner institutions, RISE is co-designing location-specific solutions that integrate green infrastructure, such as constructed wetlands, to strengthen the whole-of-life water and sanitation cycle. Underpinned by the emerging discipline of ‘planetary health’, RISE success will be measured by the health and well-being of residents – particularly children under five years of age – and the ecological diversity of the surrounding environment.

Senior Professional Designer

The position is a professional position (not academic) for an architect, landscape architect or civil engineer with 5–10 years practice experience. The Senior Professional Designer will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of a number of project outcomes. This includes overseeing and undertaking design work including exploratory studies and preparing detailed design project proposals under the themes:

  • Water-sensitive city systems including water sensitive urban design and integrated water management.
  • Integrated urban design and architecture strategies and processes that can be replicated and up-scaled in informal settlement contexts.

The Senior Professional Designer will perform a range of significant and complex design activities including:

  • Lead the technical production of drawing packages on tight timeframes.
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of high-quality designs and design methodologies for the RISE Project including co-design frameworks, data analysis and reporting to meet project objectives, timeframes, protocols and regulatory compliance requirements.

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For more on the RISE Project, see the website.