We are looking for a Principal Level PLANNER in either our Whangarei, Kumeu or Tauranga office.
The person we are seeking will work alongside our current planner and 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 and provide technical advice to the wider WWLA team.
A career with WWLA means:
Exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects.
A competitive salary, plus WWLA’s profit-sharing scheme;
A company that recognises and values its staff;
Strong technical and consulting career development opportunities.
Working with a supportive and responsive team with diverse skills.
A wide range of perks and benefits, including profit sharing and pragmatic and flexible employment working arrangements.
Skills and experience:
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 10 years’ NZ consultancy 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.
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.
Key Selling Points:
Opportunities to become a shareholder as well as profit-sharing scheme.
Supportive and responsive team with diverse skills.
Small close-knit low bureaucracy team.
Flexible working options - including hybrid working and options for part-time hours.
Work in either our Whangarei, Kumeu or Tauranga Office.
Exciting and complex urban and environmental planning projects.