Planning and policy consultant / dunedin manager

4Sight is looking for a principal Planning and policy consultant/Dunedin manager that believes in better.

  • One of New Zealand’s largest Planning teams

  • 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

  • And work and play in one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand with a range of exciting multi-disciplinary projects to keep you busy!

Do you have: 
  • Extensive planning experience in New Zealand

  • Business leadership experience preferred

  • A planning degree, preferably recognised by NZPI

  • Aptitude to turn financial information into goals and actions

  • Knowledge and experience of applying the Resource Management Act to development and infrastructure

  • A good working knowledge of district and regional planning and consenting

  • Sound people and project management skills with a drive to deliver to client’s needs

  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders such as iwi, communities, corporates, government agencies, technical experts and other planners

  • Ability to win and generate new business

  • Demonstrated understanding of the key profit and risk drivers in projects and ensure these are understood

  • Proven skills in building and maintaining strategic relationships with clients and teams

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing technical skills and ability across the team

  • A drive and passion to achieve outstanding results

​Due to an internal promotion, we're looking for a Principal Planning and Policy Consultant to lead our team in Dunedin!

This role focuses on developing 4Sight's market reputation, revenue growth, and the leadership of the Dunedin team itself across multiple disciplines. As a Principal and Regional Manager, you will be primarily responsible for the growth and development of 4Sight in the Dunedin and wider Otago and Southland regions. This role will be supported by the National Planning Manager and other Regional Managers.

We are looking to achieve, and are committing to, significant growth over the next five years. Therefore, you will be required to provide input into strategic planning and operational processes, implement specific elements of these, and monitor and report progress and outcomes. This will include the identification and development of new service offerings and the acquisition of new customers. To assist with the development of 4Sights's market reputation, you will be required to commit to an appropriate level of industry networking and relationship development and fostering this culture within the team.

To support this growth, you will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of new professional staff.

Due to the competitive nature of this work, this role requires sound project and financial management and building delivery teams that meet the client's needs while addressing risk to 4Sight.

4Sight is an environmental, planning and landscape architecture consultancy that strives to achieve balanced outcomes for land, people and water so that together, we can thrive. We're committed to finding the best people in the industry to help guide our company into the future because it's the people that make us who we are and set us apart from the competition.

So, if you're interested, have what it takes, and want to work for an established but still growing New Zealand owned, award-winning consultancy, please apply here. For more information or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Nigel Bryce, our National Planning Manager, by email ( or mobile 022 047 8500.

We can’t wait to hear from you and good luck!