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Jacobs Principal Planner in Christchurch, New Zealand

Your Impact:

The Opportunity

With an exciting variety and complexity of projects on the go nationwide and a pipeline to match, we’re searching for a Principal Planner to join our enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Environmental Approvals team. This role presents the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of some of the most significant projects currently underway across New Zealand and to make a genuine and positive contribution to the environment where you live and work. With offices located in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, we are a national team offering the chance to work across New Zealand.

We’ll need you to coordinate and deliver environmental and planning approvals for a variety of clients and project types, complexities, and scales. Providing strategic advice to internal and external clients will be a critical part of your role. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to mentor and assist in the development of our team as well as support for your own ongoing professional growth. At Jacobs we won’t just connect you locally, you’ll go global!

What You Will Need

If you want to build your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to be your best and do you best while encouraging you to evolve, grow and succeed, get in touch if you have the following:

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience working in New Zealand’s environmental planning and approvals space.

  • Experience in applying the Resource Management Act to a variety of project types, scales, and complexity.

  • Extensive experience in presenting evidence at Council, Environment Court and other hearings.

  • Appreciation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and value for participation, protection, and partnership.

  • Full Membership of NZPI.

  • Desire to achieve high quality outputs and deliver excellent service.

  • Experience coordinating projects of appropriate size and complexity including timeframes and budgets.

  • Focus on developing your skills and ability to take on greater responsibilities as your experience grows.

  • Excellent communication skills with a positive disposition.

Your Impact

When it comes to environmental consulting, the world is Jacobs’ greatest resource. This is why our clients trust us to help solve their most complex environmental challenges and to realise their opportunities. We partner with national government agencies and ministries, local government authorities and departments, private sector companies and leading environmental organisations. We want you to bring your creativity, collaborative spirit, and extreme attention to detail to our business, and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you. Together we will deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s Network – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. First Nations peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate for a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel, please let your recruiter know in your application.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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