Planner Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Planner, most New Zealand employers will expect you to have a Degree in Planning or Resource Management. A postgraduate qualification of the same nature can help you secure more senior-level Planning positions.


Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day job responsibilities of a Planner can include the following:

  • Planning buildings, streets, car parks, recreational parks, reserves, facilities and utilities
  • Acquiring resource and planning consents
  • Analysing the development of residential, environmental and commercial areas
  • Researching and reporting the effects of proposed developments, particularly on the environment
  • Collecting and analysing social, environmental and economic data
  • Presenting reports to Government, local councils, companies and clients



Planners who wish to progress their careers further in Planning and Resource Management, can apply to New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) for membership to improve their chances of securing a job as an Intermediate Planner, and then a Senior Planner role later. After that, Planners can continue their careers and specialise further in Town, Urban or Recreational Planning, or even Policy Administration.


Salary Range

61K – 78K per annum (NZD)


To view our latest Planner jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.


Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427