Senior Planner (Te Papaioea Palmerston North)
Te kāinga rua The opportunity
Build your career delivering transformational projects while learning from leading planning and related experts. This role will enable you to take the next step in your career, building your technical understanding, working with clients, and leading projects that shape our taiao.
You will play a key role in our Central region planning team where you will be delivering projects primarily across the lower half of the North Island, as well as further afield.
You will be joining a team known for our ability to provide high quality planning advice to a diverse range of clients such as local authorities, developers, the New Zealand Defence Force, Kāinga Ora and Waka Kotahi, among others.
You will have plenty of scope for success in this role, with significant career development opportunities. While being based in Beca’s Papaioea Palmerston North office, you will be part of a nationwide Planning practice, supporting your career development.
We will provide you with exposure to complex projects and clients, give you the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and work in a nationwide environmental practice.
In this role you will be part of a team of experts, working closely with our Community Shaping team which includes environmental advisors, transport specialists, landscape architects and urban designers delivering projects for clients and the wider business.
Further details on our Community Shaping practice, projects, and people are available at
Te rongoā About you
You will be an experienced planner, who is passionate about making a difference working in a team that delivers complex community, infrastructure, and development projects.
We are looking for a savvy, innovative and commercially minded professional with a collaborative approach who is motivated to be part of, and strengthen, our growing planning and environmental business.
You will need to have a thorough knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991, with strengths in statutory and strategic planning.
This position requires excellent communication skills and a broad understanding of a range of disciplines related to planning matters.
You will also need to have a natural flare for leadership and the ability to engage effectively with clients, stakeholders, and the general public.
You will have a tertiary qualification in planning and / or resource management and be a full member of the NZPI or working towards this.
We have flexibility to shape the role around you, depending on your level of experience and so we invite and welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.