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Team Leader Urban Design and Masterplanning

Date: 05-Jun-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Work for one of NZ’s most unique urban regeneration agencies!
  • See projects from strategic visioning through concept design through implementation to completion
  • Work within a highly motivated and multi-disciplinary team

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Supporting the Head of Design and the Director of Design and Place, the Team Leader of Urban Design and Master Planning is a thoughtful leader who ensures quality urban design outcomes are achieved. You’ll be leading and managing design teams consisting of a range of disciplines and personnel from Panuku and external providers.  You’ll lead master planning work at a range of scales, prepare design frameworks and concept/reference designs.


This role is your chance to mix leading a small team and hands-on work using your knowledge and experience to develop responses to Panuku’s strategic vision for a place, place propositions and masterplans for our portfolio of strategic locations and provide general best practice design advocacy and advice. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

You are an experienced people leader and collaborator who likes new challenges. You are an experienced urban designer and master planner with extensive experience leading projects from strategic visioning through to detailed block layout design. You must have an urban design qualification ideally with an architecture degree or similar professional background. You are someone with strong working knowledge of best practices related to housing, urban development and town centre regeneration. Experience working within consultancy and public sector environments would be ideal.  You must have the ability to work autonomously and deal with ambiguity in a dynamic environment within multiple project teams. The diverse range of projects (big and small) and operating environment require a proactive approach, anticipating issues, strong communication and influencing skills, and a willingness to lead and provide direction

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Panuku offers a unique blend of local government and commercially oriented business outcomes. Panuku is an inclusive, flexible and exciting organisation that offers many opportunities for you to make a real difference to influence how Aucklanders see their city. We support, encourage and nurture our people’s talents – both personally and collectively. Working as part of a team of experienced, dedicated and respected professionals, you will share our passion for making a difference. Our brand-new CBD offices offer flexible working spaces as well as facilities like showers, changing rooms and bike parking.


If you enjoy seeing major projects come to life for Auckland, and want to be part of a vibrant, committed team, then we want to hear from you!


Applications close 20th of June 2019

Panuku Development Auckland is a council controlled organisation (CCO). Panuku rejuvenates town centres - from small projects that refresh a site or building, to major transformations of town centres or neighbourhoods. 2019 promises to be an exciting year for Panuku Development Auckland's vision in "shaping spaces for Aucklander's to love".