Auckland City, 1010Help Auckland to be the best City it can be one building and one public space at a timeWork with developers to ensure high quality and sustainable outcomes for the communities they are working inBe part of a dedicated, talented and dynamic urban design teamThe Auckland Design Office (ADO) is Auckland Council's centre of design excellence.
We are one of the most creative and influential urban design teams in the city and one of the largest public sector design teams in the world.
We are home to both the Auckland Design Manual (ADM) and the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) and are recognised internationally for our ability to shape the urban design conversation in Auckland and overseas.
Auckland is currently experiencing unprecedented growth and investment in public and private sector housing, town centre revitalisation, transport infrastructure, and public realm transformation.
We expect this to continue over the next ten years and we have a key role in shaping the direction that the City takes over this time -
ensuring maximum benefit for all Aucklanders. To help us in this mission, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Urban Designer to join us.
He angitūtanga : The opportunityThis is an exciting career opportunity for a highly experienced urban designer who has a particular strength and passion for achieving quality outcomes for the City through the design review process.
As a Principal Urban Designer you will be leading the review of a diverse mix of proposals that have a range of urban design issues and opportunities.
This is a customer facing role working with people to negotiate the best urban design outcomes for private developments and council led projects.
You will have design tools like the Auckland Design Manual and the Auckland Urban Design Panel to help you raise the 'design quality bar' for Auckland.
Working in a collaborative team environment you will have the opportunity to work across the Council family, forging relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
You will also be using your mentoring skills to work with our graduates and specialists across the ADO to share your technical expertise and help them to develop their urban design thinking.
He kōrero mōu : About youYou are a qualified urban designer / architect with a senior level of experience. Proven knowledge of strategy and policy, working in a consenting regime, and delivering urban design projects and masterplans will be critical to the success of this role.
The successful candidate will be able to lead and mentor design staff as necessary. You will also need strategic dexterity to influence and operate successfully across large, complex, and often politically-
motivated stakeholder groups to deliver successful outcomes.Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offerThis is an exceptional opportunity to work with some of the world's leading urban designers in shaping the future of New Zealand's largest and fastest-
growing city. You will be working for an organisation that embraces diversity and has a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions.
We offer a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, and you will get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference.
You will also be able to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for our customers and our communities.
If you are driven to achieve quality-built environment outcomes and have the positive attitude required to help us achieve our vision for the future, we want to hear from you today.
We want you to join us and make Auckland your project too.Applications will close on Monday, 15th July 2019Auckland 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.