Intermediate & Senior Planners

Date: 19-Nov-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Permanent full-time and part-time opportunities based across the Auckland region
•    Work on some of the most high-profile developments in New Zealand
•    Excellent range of development and training options offered
•    Flexible work arrangements
•    Competitive salary


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He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Are you looking for a change of direction, quality training and career opportunities, a workplace where you can learn from your teammates and collaborate?  

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic, Intermediate and Senior Planners to join our expanding Resource Consents Department. 

You will have the opportunity to play a part in solving Auckland’s housing crisis and to work on a variety of projects including comprehensive residential and commercial development, urban expansion and regeneration, or sensitive rural and coastal development. You will learn about the wider aspects of the consenting business in our rapidly growing region where no two days are the same. 

You will join a department where collaboration and customer service are at the forefront of our service delivery, with support and technical guidance for your personal growth and career progression.

You will provide accurate professional advice, both verbally and in writing to applicants and the public, working efficiently and collaboratively to achieve quality outcomes. Providing advice at pre-application meetings, assessing, and making recommendations on resource consent applications.
We have a number of exciting opportunities across the region:


•    Senior Planners- In this role you will apply your planning expertise to the assessment of resource consent applications and make recommendations that foster high quality outcomes. 
You will also attend Council hearings as a reporting officer and have opportunities to represent Council as an expert witness.
You will also assist your Team Leader with mentoring and developing junior planners and on occasions be a 2IC for your Team Leader and make decisions on resource consents. (4-7 years’ experience)

 •   Intermediate Planners- In this role, you will apply your planning expertise to the assessment of resource consent applications and make recommendations that foster high quality outcomes.
You will also attend Council hearings as a reporting officer and may represent Council as an expert witness. (2-4 years’ experience)


He kōrero mōu: About you

You’ll bring with you anywhere from two to seven years of planning experience, and a tertiary qualification in urban planning, resource management or in a similar field preferably acknowledged by NZPI. With a strong working knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991, you’ll have a high level of customer service and collaboration skills with excellent case management and both written and verbal communication skills. 

Most of all, you’ll have a desire to be part of Local Government where you can make a difference and help us to obtain good environmental outcomes! 

While we encourage the use of public transport, you’ll also need to hold a full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence to drive our Council vehicles. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

There are endless opportunities to develop your career in planning across the Council group; this position will expose you to a range of specialisations and potential job trajectories. Our Resource Consents department processes more than 17,000 consents annually and facilitates a wide range of development projects, from major subdivisions and nationally significant infrastructure projects to houses, apartment buildings and shopping centres. The opportunities are diverse like no other planning job.  This is the ultimate building block in your career!

Our size is one of our biggest advantages. Variety, opportunities and a fantastic training and support system sets us apart from private practice.

We offer flexible working arrangements and a competitive salary. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions. We have full-time and part-time positions available in our Henderson, Orewa, Albert Street (Central City), and Manukau hubs.

If you’re passionate about building a brighter future for Auckland like we are, and looking for flexibility in your working work, then apply today!
Applications close on Saturday 4 December 2021. However, please note that early applications are encouraged as interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Marshal Nazareth at marshal.nazareth@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz


If you want more information on the position click on this link two links provided  - Senior Planner -   and  Intermediate Planner 


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.