renewable energy

Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner

4Sight is looking for a Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner that believes in better.

  • A business where people, clients and the environment come first

  • A highly engaged and respected team who love working together

  • A business that prides itself on diversity and flexibility in the workplace

Do you have: 
  •  6 -10 years’ technical experience, including proven experience in Landscape Assessment/Design and associated graphic documents

  • Proven experience with renewable energy projects ie solar/wind farms

  • Evidence and Hearings experience (helpful but not essential)

  • Strong written and graphic communications skills

  • Excellent problem solving/strategic thinking

  • Confident and clear presentation skills

  • Good understanding of the NZ planning framework

  • Ability to work with little supervision and to deadlines

  • Ability to work remotely (ie in a regional office and/or remote working)

  • Ability to travel nationwide for site visits

  • NZILA Registered or working towards Registration

  • Experience with graphic software programmes Adobe Suite, particularly Photoshop and Indesign; Vector-works

We're looking for a Full Time (Permanent) Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner to join our growing specialist team. This role will focus on landscape assessment and related project design and will see you using your design thinking skills to develop appropriate landscape solutions.

Working within our dedicated team, as the successful candidate, you will be assisting us in growing 4Sight's vision to balance the needs of land, people and water. This role can be based in either our Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland or Ōtautahi / Christchurch office.

This role requires you to develop appropriate landscape solutions that are responsive to both the planning framework and environmental context. You will be required to use your critical thinking, strategic problem solving and project management skills to; 

  • Research, analyse and develop design solutions and assessment rationales

  • Prepare evidence for presentation at council hearings

  • Prepare hand-sketch concepts in plan, elevations and axonometric (if needed) for information/discussion purposes

  • Prepare digital renders in Photoshop and/or Vector-works

  • Prepare landscape design plans from concept through to developed/detailed design phases 

  • Be familiar with NZ native plant species and suitability for project use

  • Prepare tender and construction sets of drawings including layout and dimensioned details 


Your primary role will focus on taking a lead in the acquisition and delivery of landscape planning projects for local and regional authorities along with clients in the private sector. To do this you will be involved in new business development, developing winning proposals, coordinating resources, overseeing project delivery, and producing high quality technical work. You will also be required to assist with other landscape architecture projects (in particular, Landscape and Visual Effects Assessments (LVEA) and Peer Reviews of LVEAs) across the business as needs dictate.

You will have the opportunity to develop your landscape design skills through assisting other team members with the preparation of plans and design packages for resource consent applications through to detailed design for Engineering Plan Approval or Building Consent applications.

Finally, a key element of this role will also be fostering a culture of collaboration and integration across the different areas of the business.

Our promise is to always be upfront, easy to deal with and to take a long-term view. It’s an approach that has fostered lasting relationships with our clients and fuelled our growth since 2001. It’s why we believe that we can offer the ideal environment for both clients and our people alike.  If you think we can thrive together, apply to us now here.

For more information or to have a confidential discussion please contact Melissa Davis on 0220 375 296 or by email at
We can’t wait to hear from you and good luck!

Salary range for this role is between $80,000 and $110,000 depending on individual skills and experience.