Urban Planning - Project Leader

Job title : Urban Planning - Project Leader
Location : Tauranga, Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Juanel Van Jaarsveld
Job reference : KR71683

Tauranga City Council are on the hunt for an exceptional Planner or Project Manager to join their talented City & Infrastructure Planning Team in the role of Project Leader: Urban Planning. Tauranga City is experiencing growth, which is in turn is creating significant planning, urban form and transport challenges and they require someone who can step in and contribute to the solutions of these challenges.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading planning and growth management projects to effectively develop, inform and deliver the SmartGrowth Settlement Pattern, Urban Form & Development Initiative and the Future Development Strategy. Key projects in this role include planning the Te Tumu, Tauriko West, Tauriko Business Estate extension and Keenan Road urban growth areas, natural hazard planning, and the next District Plan review.


This is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development where you will be joining an experienced team with a busy work programme for the coming years, focused on:

  • New greenfield structure planning and rezoning

  • Investigating urban growth areas

  • Multi-modal transport planning and landuse transport integration

  • Partnering with the government, other councils and a range of key stakeholders

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Urban Planning, Project Management or a growth management related field

  • Extensive experience in delivering strategic policy advise and working experience of the RMA and LGA

  • Working knowledge of urban planning, transport planning and infrastructure servicing

  • Exceptional communication skills, comfortable presenting publicly and able to convey complex issues, succinctly to technical and non-technical audiences

  • A demonstrated track record of urban growth related policy development and implementation or project delivery

  • Adept at managing strong relationships with a range of stake holders such as developers, landowners, government agencies, local communities and tangata whenua

In return you will be rewarded with a very competitive salary, flexible working options and 5 weeks annual leave per year.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of shaping the future growth and urban form of Tauranga City. This is a role where you will be a part of the whole journey and work with a team of experts along the way to reach favourable solutions and implement change. You will work in a collaborative and supportive environment with professionals from a variety of backgrounds that are working to achieve a shared goal.

If this role sounds like it is for you and you would like more information, please give Juanel a call on 04 471 6985 or email your profile to jobs@roblawmax.co.nz quoting the job reference number KR71683