Resource Consent Planners, Intermediates & Seniors | Expressions of Interest | Auckland

Date: 31 May 2024

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

 

Are you looking for a change of direction, quality training and career opportunities, a collaborative workplace where you can make a difference? If so, why not join Auckland Council, the largest territorial authority in Australasia.

 

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic planners at Planner, Intermediate and Senior levels to join our Regulatory Engineering and Resource Consents Department, where we process more than 17,000 consents annually. 

 

You will have the opportunity to play a key role in, and work on, a variety of development projects including:

  • Comprehensive residential, commercial, retail, industrial, urban expansion, regeneration, heritage, and urban and rural subdivision;
  • Sensitive rural and coastal areas;
  • Nationally and regionally significant infrastructure;
  • High profile events;
  • Māori outcomes (including marae and papakāinga); and
  • Protection of air, land, and water resources.

 

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 available for your personal growth and career progression. You will provide accurate professional advice 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 - 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). For a copy of the position description please click here

 

  • Intermediate Planners - 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). For a copy of the position description please click here

 

  • Planners - 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. (0-2 years’ experience). For a copy of the position description please click here

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

 

You will bring with you anywhere from graduate level 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 and an awareness of the coming legislative changes, you will have a high level of customer service and collaboration skills with excellent case management, written and verbal communication.  Most of all, you will 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 will also need to hold a restricted or full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence to drive our Council vehicles. 

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

 

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.

 

Endless opportunities to develop your planning career and exposure to a range of specialisations. The opportunities are diverse like no other planning job; this is the ultimate building block in your career. Auckland Council’s size is one of our biggest advantages. Variety, opportunities and fantastic training and support system sets us apart from private practice. In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment.

 

You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

 

You will be joining a department of 500+ dedicated and respected experts and professionals working collaboratively across the region to contribute to the growth and development of Tāmaki Makaurau. We are committed to diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions. We have full-time Planner, Intermediate and Senior Planner positions available in our Albert Street (Central City), Albany, and Manukau City Centre hubs.

 

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.

 

Take the next step in your career. Tono Mai: Apply Now!


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

 

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.