Principal Planner Land Use Policy & Planning
Auckland Transport
Central Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago
  • Opportunity to influence land use and determine transport network and investment requirements to support Auckland's future urban form
  • Full spectrum of planning from high level strategic planning to tactical planning and implementation planning
  • Permanent opportunity with a collaborative future focused team
  • Do you want to play a key role in Auckland's future urban growth and development? Do you want to lead Auckland Transport's involvement in transport land use integration planning and implementation?

    Are you an experienced Planner wanting to be at the forefront of identifying opportunities and key moves in how we respond to and provide for Auckland's future form, working closely with specialists, Auckland Council, Panuku, Kāinga Ora, Central Government, developers and other key stakeholders to achieve this?

    If you have answered yes, then we have the role for you!

    It is an exciting area of planning, full of opportunities for people keen on tackling some key challenges and influencing and shaping the key frameworks that set the outcomes we are all working towards achieving for the benefit of future Aucklanders.

    Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

    We are looking for an experienced Principal Planner to join our Land Use Policy and Planning team as a specialist lead, leading our involvement in complex and exciting transport and land use integration workstreams and providing support and guidance to our young planners.

    The team is currently working with partners such as Kāinga Ora and Crown agencies to support brownfield redevelopment. We are actively working with developers to ensure Auckland Transport's aspirations for land use and transport integration can be delivered in greenfield development areas.

    In addition, the team is supporting Auckland Council to respond to the National Policy Station on Urban Development and what that means for Auckland.

    These projects are just a snapshot of some of the work the team is involved in.

    Ko koe tēnei About you

    We are looking for an experienced principal planner who is dynamic, has great communication and collaboration skills, shows initiative and will take responsibility for identifying opportunities and delivering results.

    Our ideal candidate will have :

  • Working experience in strategy, policy and planning in land use, transport, and / or resource management planning, supported by a qualification in Planning or related discipline
  • An excellent understanding and working knowledge of New Zealand's planning system, transport land use integration principles, urban planning policies, growth and development planning and key implementation considerations and mechanisms
  • Experience with key legislation, such as the Resource Management Act, National Direction
  • Expert experience in engaging, partnering and communicating with a range of stakeholders and a strong focus on customer service and collaboration
  • Ko wai mātou About us & Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?

    AT embraces inclusion and belonging and a commitment to building a diverse workplace. To support this, our hybrid working initiative empowers people to work flexibly.

    This could include flexibility around hours, remote working and job sharing, supported by advanced remote technology. We are also champions of diversity and its important our people bring their full self to work.

    We believe in looking after the health, financial and individual wellbeing of our employees and consistently strive to make Auckland Transport a great place to work.

    We offer a diverse range of benefits to all of our permanent employees, check them out!

    This includes :

  • Joining our high performing, diverse team, we'll help you do your thing even better
  • Parental leave on full salary up to 26 weeks (primary carer or partner) while also accruing annual leave and Kiwisaver contributions.
  • Professional memberships and paid study leave of up to 10 days
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including Free access to Mentemia wellbeing app and support tool

    Technology Benefits with range of discounts at some technology retailers where you get access to commercial pricing and corporate discounts.

    Our values are woven into all we do at AT. We recently refreshed our values as a team to ensure they were meaningful and truly reflect how we behave with one another.

    Welcoming talent with aligned values is important to us, our values that guide every encounter are : Manaakitanga - We care full stop, Tiakitanga - Safe with us, Whanaungatanga - We connect and Auahatanga - Better, bolder, together.

    If you would like to be part of our supportive and dynamic team and grow your career, then we would love to hear from you.

    For more a confidential chat or more information please contact Rennie Sharma, Talent Acquisition Consultant rennie.sharma at.govt.nz

    Applications close 30th May 2022.

  • Due to the current Covid 19 alert level status in Auckland it may be required for interviews to be held via MS Teams. Don't worry, were a friendly bunch on video as well as in person!
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