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Senior Planner

This position is for a Senior Level PLANNER in either our Whangarei, Kumeu or Papamoa office.  The person we are seeking will:

  • Manage urban and environmental planning projects supporting healthy and vibrant community outcomes and transformational infrastructure projects.

  • Participate in creative stakeholder and public engagement.

  • Prepare, review and manage preparation of applications requiring statutory approval (i.e. resource consents, across diverse industry sectors, notices of requirement, assessment of environmental effects).

  • Prepare and review statutory and non-statutory planning policy documents and work on a range of technical documents, including consent strategies, assessment of alternatives and social impact assessments.

  • Provide strategic and policy planning advice on local, regional and national planning policy.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of planning legislation and regulations.


Benefits and perks:

  • A competitive salary, plus WWLA’s profit-sharing scheme;

  • Flexible working options, including hybrid working and part-time hours if preferred;

  • A company that values and recognises its staff;

  • Small close-knit low bureaucracy team;

  • A collaborative and supportive working environment;

  • Exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects;

  • Strong technical and consulting career development opportunity;


Specific skills required for this role include the following:

  • A Resource Management or Planning qualification (a Masters degree qualification is an advantage).

  • Full NZPI membership or eligibility.

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in areas such as: master planning, infrastructure planning, spatial land use planning, statutory RMA planning, public engagement, project management, strategy, business cases.

  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Passionate, collaborative and supportive team member.

  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and deliver quality technical analyses and reports.

  • Local government statutory and/or strategic policy planning experience would be an advantage.

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