Service and Asset Planning Specialist

Date: 20-Jan-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Unique opportunity to positively influence how we invest in Tāmaki Makaurau’s communities and community spaces 
  • Lead research, co-design, and planning of strategic service options, so you can provide quality advice to our decision makers
  • Be part of a dynamic and supportive business unit, transforming service and asset investment planning approaches 


He angitūtanga: The Opportunity 

It’s an exciting time for our Regional Service Planning, Investment and Partnerships department. Formed in mid-2021, a new leadership team was created to drive directorate-wide change in how we plan and deliver services for the communities of Tāmaki Makaurau, and to strengthen our capacity to deliver for Māori. 

We have an opportunity for a Service & Asset Planning Specialist to join the Service Investment and Programming senior leadership team. We form an integral part of delivering the Auckland Plan and linking our Policy team and Customer and Community delivery teams. 

As one of three Service & Asset Planning Specialists, you will lead the development of community needs assessments, strategic service & asset management plans, indicative business cases, and options analyses to inform decisions relating to community services, places, and facilities.

Key to this role will be your ability to translate policy and research into good-quality verbal and written advice on community service investment. You'll be working with other council directorates and council-controlled organisations (CCOs) on strategic projects to transform Auckland.

Our community services and facilities need to respond to a growing and more diverse Auckland, within the context of a constrained financial environment. Our team will provide a crucial contribution to investment planning over the coming years, so this is an exciting opportunity where you know your efforts will be valued and make a difference!

He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for someone with experience delivering projects with significant impact for communities, a comprehensive understanding of service design, and the ability to design asset management and investment strategies that prioritise service delivery outcomes.


You will have strong stakeholder and relationship management skills and the ability to give quality and constructive advice within a diverse political environment. You will enjoy working in a collaborative and flexible team environment and bring experience of coaching and supporting other team members.


Knowledge of Auckland Council’s strategic plans and policies (including the Community Facilities Network Plan) te reo and tikanga Māori, and how the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 impacts on option assessment and decision-making would be highly advantageous. 


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. This is a highly covetable opportunity to be involved in developing and implementing investment strategies and plans, for Tāmaki Makaurau, at a very exciting time of pace and change. 


Join a thriving workplace culture that offers flexible working conditions and prioritises your wellbeing. If you’re looking to use your strategic, analytical, and creative skills to improve outcomes for Aucklanders, this could be the ideal opportunity.


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Applications close Sunday, 6th February 2022


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.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.