Senior (Lead) Planner – Manukau

Location: Manukau

Cato Bolam is a leading professional consultancy providing start-to-end solutions for housing, land development, subdivision and infrastructure projects. Our company purpose is “Creating Great Places” and that is what we strive to achieve – for our clients, our communities, and our environment.

 The Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic senior planner to lead the planning services provided from our Manukau office.   If you are highly skilled and want to progress your planning career at a senior level this may well be the job for you.

Cato Bolam is a well-established consultancy with highly qualified staff, state of the art technologies and procedures, and a great team working environment.

Our Manukau offices are in the Manukau Town Centre.  From there you will be our lead planner in project managing planning inputs for a rapidly growing number of clients.  The position covers a range of resource consents work, with a particular focus on residential redevelopment projects of all scales.  Depending on your interests and skills there is also the opportunity to be involved in planning policy and plan change projects and giving evidence at hearings.

About Us

Cato Bolam, established in 1972, is a multi-disciplined professional service business.  Our team of 90+ staff is located across four offices in Auckland and Northland and has a proud reputation for delivering high quality services and outcomes.

About You

You will need to be a great communicator and you will have a high level of analytical and report writing skills.  The salary package we offer will reflect the seniority  and the experience and potential of the applicant.

The position requires at least a bachelor’s degree in planning and 6+ years New Zealand (preferably Auckland-based) planning experience.

You will also have:

  • Ability to lead projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • A willingness to collaborate with large teams
  • Ability to prioritise tasks among numerous projects
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to obtain full membership on the New Zealand Planning Institute

If you possess all or most of the skills above then we would like to hear from you.

What we offer

A career at Cato Bolam gives the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals in a supportive work environment delivering great places.  We are committed to investing in our people, provide personal development plan support and mentoring to help you grow and take the next step.

We offer a friendly, flexible working environment and a salary package that is attractive and targeted at the experience and potential of the applicant.

Location: Manukau, Auckland

Hours: Preferred hours are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday (flexibility an option).

Benefits: Competitive Salary, subsidised employee health insurance, 50% paid gym membership and the opportunity to work with a great team.

If you are ready for your next venture and would like the opportunity to join our team, apply NOW by forwarding your application to:

Peter Reaburn


[email protected]

027 447 9248