Senior Planner

Hamilton is committed to attracting the best and brightest to our city.

We are a city of growth and home to some of the world’s most innovative businesses. We are one of them! This means more jobs for talented people, greater opportunities for those with vision, and a powerful network of like-minded people and organisations.

We are looking for a Senior Planner who wants to be part of a team committed to building on the lifestyle and economy we already have, and maximising all opportunities that will redefine Hamilton as one of New Zealand’s leading cities.

As our Senior Planner you will be responsible for providing information and guidance related to the District Plan and the Resource Management Act, and receiving, processing, reviewing and vetting applications for resource consent, in order to manage the effects of the use, development, or protection of land and associated natural and physical resources in the city.

You will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Resource management, or equivalent tertiary qualification and ideally more than five years’ experience in planning and resource management application.

Beyond the bounds of work, Hamilton has a great cafe culture, flourishing arts scene, and opportunities to make the most of the short distance to ski fields and beaches.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you, apply online today.

Salary packages start from $87,000 per annum and are negotiable depending on the applicant. This is a 40-hour working week with the opportunity to participate in flexi time, additional leave entitlements, 3% employer kiwi saver contribution, training and development opportunities and much more. If you’re relocating, we can help with that too!

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates will be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments and Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.


Permanent - Full Time

Job no: EJAN957328

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019