Technical Director Planning


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

Be a technical leader within our national environment practice delivering on exciting and complex urban and environmental planning projects.

We are appointing a Technical Director to take on key leadership and technical project delivery roles working across our national planning practice. You will be a key leader within both our national environment team and our technical planning practice. This is an excellent opportunity to further raise your national profile working within a strong and supportive team. We are leading the delivery of some of New Zealand’s most complex and transformational planning and environmental management projects including City Rail Link (Link Alliance), Supporting Growth Alliance and New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA). You will be working with technical leaders across our national environment business in statutory and policy planning, sustainability, stakeholder engagement and natural resource management. In addition to our local team you will have opportunities to draw on our international planning networks and work collaboratively with our ANZ colleagues on best practice planning, innovation and project delivery.

The Role

You will be a key technical advisor providing expert advice and guidance to internal and external clients as well as mentoring staff to achieve their goals. Quality technical outputs, client relationships and successful project team leadership are pivotal to this role:

  • Working at a national level with our senior team to shape and influence key market direction.
  • Maintaining and developing key client relationships.
  • Preparing and managing applications requiring statutory approval (i.e. resource consents, across diverse industry sectors, notices of requirement, assessment of environmental effects).
  • Providing strategic and policy planning advice on local, regional and national planning policy.
  • Representing clients and providing expert evidence at statutory hearings.
  • Mentoring and career development support to team members.

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • Passionate, collaborative and supportive team member.
  • 15+ years’ experience working on New Zealand Urban and/or Environmental Planning projects.
  • Full NZPI membership or eligibility.
  • Demonstrated depth of technical experience including urban and/or environmental planning in areas of strategic, policy and/or statutory planning.
  • Confident in preparing and presenting evidence at Council, Environment Court and BOI hearings.
  • Previous experience in providing quality technical support and mentorship to team members.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Resource Management or NZ Planning qualification (a masters degree qualification is an advantage).

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

Be a technical leader within our national environment practice delivering on exciting and complex urban and environmental planning projects.

We are appointing a Technical Director to take on key leadership and technical project delivery roles working across our national planning practice. You will be a key leader within both our national environment team and our technical planning practice. This is an excellent opportunity to further raise your national profile working within a strong and supportive team. We are leading the delivery of some of New Zealand’s most complex and transformational planning and environmental management projects including City Rail Link (Link Alliance), Supporting Growth Alliance and New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA). You will be working with technical leaders across our national environment business in statutory and policy planning, sustainability, stakeholder engagement and natural resource management. In addition to our local team you will have opportunities to draw on our international planning networks and work collaboratively with our ANZ colleagues on best practice planning, innovation and project delivery.

The Role

You will be a key technical advisor providing expert advice and guidance to internal and external clients as well as mentoring staff to achieve their goals. Quality technical outputs, client relationships and successful project team leadership are pivotal to this role:

  • Working at a national level with our senior team to shape and influence key market direction.
  • Maintaining and developing key client relationships.
  • Preparing and managing applications requiring statutory approval (i.e. resource consents, across diverse industry sectors, notices of requirement, assessment of environmental effects).
  • Providing strategic and policy planning advice on local, regional and national planning policy.
  • Representing clients and providing expert evidence at statutory hearings.
  • Mentoring and career development support to team members.

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • Passionate, collaborative and supportive team member.
  • 15+ years’ experience working on New Zealand Urban and/or Environmental Planning projects.
  • Full NZPI membership or eligibility.
  • Demonstrated depth of technical experience including urban and/or environmental planning in areas of strategic, policy and/or statutory planning.
  • Confident in preparing and presenting evidence at Council, Environment Court and BOI hearings.
  • Previous experience in providing quality technical support and mentorship to team members.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Resource Management or NZ Planning qualification (a masters degree qualification is an advantage).

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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