Stakeholder & Planning Advisor

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Infrastructure & Environment Services division has an opportunity for a Development Stakeholder & Planning Advisor to join our Development Strategy / Funding Delivery team.  


Your advice will contribute to the timely and cost-effective planning integration and issue resolution of major infrastructure development programmes and capital projects supporting major land development in growth areas across the Council Group. 


You could expect to work on:

  • Identifying the infrastructure projects required to enable proposed housing, commercial and industrial development for Private Plan Changes
  • Contributing to the establishment of the appropriate project team structures and assist in the management and coordination of multi-disciplinary skills from across the organisation including consultants; and participating, and leading where appropriate, cross-Council project teams
  • Facilitating with the delivery of development agreements involving landowners, developers, CCOs and other Council departments
  • Ensuring the funding of strategic transformation projects through the appropriate financial planning processes.


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires experience in similar positions, in one of more of planning, property, landscape architecture or urban design. Certificate in programme or project methodology and public consultation and iwi consultation experience highly desirable.


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • Planning and development processes, including a knowledge and understanding of the economics of development, urban design and planning context within which property development takes place
  • Influencing timing and strategy to meet agreed milestones
  • Driving outcomes, delegating effectively and empowering others to use all resources to achieve the best outcomes
  • A political or highly complex organisation, ideally.


You will have:

  • Ability to understand complex situations and manage ambiguity, complexity, and uncertainty
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, sound professional judgement.
  • Personal resilience, with the ability to sustain a high level of energy and positivity during times when they or the group is under pressure.


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.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


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


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description here:


Applications close: 27th May 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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.