Intermediate Planner (Kainga Ora)

Date: 21-Sep-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


•    Contribute to the high-profile, high volume Kāinga Ora Auckland Housing delivery programme
•    Based in Auckland CBD head office with flexible working options
•    Competitive salary and employee benefits package



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Intermediate (resource consent) Planner to play a part in solving Auckland’s housing crisis. 


Come and join the Auckland Council Premium (Resource Consent) Unit and the dedicated team that provides resource consenting advice and services to support the Kāinga Ora Auckland Housing Programme (AHP). The AHP has been identified as a high priority, high profile programme of consents within Auckland and is key in driving housing delivery (including state, Kiwibuild and private market) and the infrastructure required to support these developments. As an Intermediate Planner, you'll deliver high quality outcomes as you work within the dedicated AHP (Kāinga Ora) resource consent processing team, in addition to other opportunities across the Department.


You will have an opportunity to extend your experience beyond processing by working with an internal dedicated team of planners, designers, and engineers, as well as fostering an ongoing collaborative working relationship with Kāinga Ora. You’ll help identify consenting risks, mitigation measures and help create business improvement initiatives to drive the Kāinga Ora AHP to achieve its goals and targets. Collaborating with Kāinga Ora and with approved Qualified Partners provides you with an opportunity to work with high quality applicants in a collaborative manner.  


As an intermediate planner, you will have an opportunity to extend your planning and collaboration skills, you will have a willingness to experience new types of work to broaden your skillset, taking learnings from previous experience and putting them in to practice. You will also attend council hearings as the reporting officer and attend Council’s design review panel. You will provide accurate professional advice, both verbally and in writing to applicants and the public, to ensure applicants and affected parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities while increasing their understanding of planning processes and regulatory controls.



He kōrero mōu: About you


You’ll bring with you at least two to five years of planning and resource management experience, and proven experience processing resource consents. You have a tertiary qualification in urban planning, resource management or in a similar field acknowledged by NZPI. With strong working knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991, you’ll already be a collaborative team player with a willingness to foster enhanced relationships within Council and with Kāinga Ora. As this role may require you to occasionally travel around the region using Council vehicles, you will need to hold a full, clean New Zealand driver’s license. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

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 also offer:

•    Career progression, development opportunities; opportunities to change career direction
•    A fantastic learning environment with in-house training and development from one of the best staff training functions in NZ
•    Opportunities to work from both home and our Central office
•    Be involved in a diverse variety of exciting and high-profile projects
•    Networking opportunities across Auckland Council, CCO’s and the development sector


Applications close on Sunday 21st November 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.


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.