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Senior Urban Planner - Planning & Advisory, Auckland

Urban Design
Australasia Region
AUC00005K Requisition #

Do you want to make a positive impact on the world? Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do. 
Seventy-five years ago, we created a home for creative thinkers seeking to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Today, a collective of 16,000+ Arupians gather across the globe from 140 different countries to build a sustainable future.  
We strive to create an inclusive environment and give everyone a voice. Diversity drives innovation in our projects and offers empathy to the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with disability and provide workplace adjustments.
At Arup, you’ll do more than work — you’ll shape a better world.


About this role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated Senior Urban Planner to join our vibrant and enthusiastic Engineering team based in Auckland. The primary focus of this position is to provide an Urban Planning services to the NZ Planning Business Team in Auckland. This role will focus on providing sustainable solutions to cities and complex urban and regional environments. Our aim is to help our clients create sustainable, inclusive, and socially successful places for people.


What will I do?
This will include; 

  • Contributing to broader leadership within the Planning and Transport Planning team and will be required to leading a team on projects.;
  • Providing planned input and supporting for a range of urban, regional, socio-economic projects across a variety of sectors; 
  • Fundamentally understanding the environmental, social and urban policy challenges our clients bring and developing sustainable strategies and solutions within the master-planning design team; and
  • Responding to project opportunities in the preparation or proposals and responses to tenders and guiding junior members of your team.


What will I bring?

  • Recognised relevant tertiary qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning or similar with a minimum of 5 years industry experience;
  • Knowledge of the New Zealand planning framework, guidelines and ability to understand complex urban proposals;
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment and to quickly develop successful client relationships; and
  • Fantastic leadership and interpersonal skills.


Our firm 
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants, and technical specialists, working across every aspect of the built environment.  
Founded by Sir Ove Arup, a gifted engineer-philosopher with an original and restless mind, our firm has always had a keen sense of purpose.  
We create spaces where everyone feels safe, seen and included and able to perform at their best. We take an approach to flexible working that supports the diversity and well-being of our members.

Are you ready to shape a better world?
Our open roles are waiting for you on the Arup careers page. If you like what you see here, apply today.  


Arup does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. 

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