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Planning Consultant

WE'RE looking for a PRincipal planning consultant in dunedin that believes in better.

  • A global environmental consultancy

  • A highly engaged and respected team who love working together

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

  • A business that prides itself on diversity and flexibility

Do you have: 
  • A Bachelor or Masters Degree in resource management planning or similar

  • Extensive experience in policy planning and/or resource management

  • Actively involved in professional body and/or industry/network events

  • Experience of being the Planning lead in multi-disciplinary Projects

  • Credible public speaking experience showing technical expertise at Council hearings (policy or consent) and/or public meetings, seminar presentations or similar

  • Experience leading on key policy and plan making processes, including experience with section 32 evaluation writing

  • Experience mentoring staff within the planning profession

  • Ability to work at a strategic level with core clients

  • A thorough working knowledge of District and Regional planning and consenting

  • An understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

At 4Sight - Part of SLR, we embrace sustainable and environmental excellence and leadership in our wide-ranging projects, and we are committed to finding the best people in the industry to help guide the business into the future. We are a growing company, and we're now seeking a Principal Planning Consultant to come and join our national Planning team in Dunedin.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical input and project management of key planning and policy projects while supporting other planning workstreams across the discipline nationally, and applying technical leadership internally to the Planning team and externally to 4Sight/SLR's Core Clients. This will include oversight and direction of contractual arrangements, supervision of project delivery to meet time and financial budgets and undertaking technical work while achieving the client's needs. As a senior member of the Planning team, you will contribute to the growth and development of the team in accordance with the company's purpose and values and may be asked to provide input into strategic planning processes, including the identification and development of new service offerings and the acquisition of new customers. 

We're looking for someone who can add value from day one by managing complex projects and ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.

We expect that your verbal and written communication skills will be second to none, and you will be able to turn your hand to a number of different workstreams requiring input at a Principal level. 

Your problem-solving and technical leadership skills will be honed, and your ability to build and maintain great relationships with external clients and your colleagues goes without saying. You will also be comfortable representing 4Sight - Part of SLR through client contact and industry events.

This is an exciting growth phase for SLR in the Asia Pacific region. SLR provides exceptional work/life balance within a trusted environment for you to do what you do best!

We provide supportive career progression and believe we are a great place to work. Our positive culture is important to SLR, and we want to grow our team around the right people. If you are practical, client-focused and highly motivated – we'd love to hear from you.

For more information or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Gemma Forrest at or apply here.


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

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