Senior Planner - Policy

Applications closing on 30 August 2020, 04:00 PM

Permanent| Full time OR Flexible/Part time working arrangement

Are you a motivated, experience and passionate Senior Planner looking for a new challenge in Local Government?

Our Planning Policy team is at the heart of shaping the beautiful city of Upper Hutt. We have an ambitious work programme covering growth areas, mixed use development areas, natural environment, natural hazards, landscapes and heritage for our rolling district plan review and giving effect to national and regional direction.

We are looking for a Senior Planner who is comfortable leading multiple plan changes, engaging the community, and sharing their experience with the team. Future workstreams include commercial CBD and other business uses, designations and earthworks.

We pride ourselves on being one team, focused on serving our community better. Our work is stimulating and challenging, and we have lots of fun getting stuck in. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to a wide range of projects, so if you are looking for diversity in a role then this one’s for you!

We are keen to hear from Senior Planners who:

• Have proven analytical abilities

• Are self-motivated and use their initiative

• Can work independently within a small team and coordinate/influence effectively across Council

• Enjoy taking ownership of their projects and • Can effectively engage with our customers.

A relevant tertiary qualification in planning/resource management is preferable, as well as relevant experience and a passion for planning.

Working with the Upper Hutt City Council is a rewarding way to support the community, work with a great team, and develop your career. We do more than just pay you a salary, we have a range of great benefits to support you.

With 50% of the Wellington regions green space, boutique shopping, award winning Brewtown and quirky cafes all within walking distance, train station close by and free parking, Upper Hutt is a great choice for your next career move.

We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time working arrangements.

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online: www.upperhuttcity.com/careers.

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed online Upper Hutt City Council application form.

Applications close 30 August 2020.

NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE.