Project Leader: Urban Planning

About Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council is one of Tauranga's largest employers, and we are always looking to attract great talent to join our driven, passionate, and community-focused team. To highlight that our people are our greatest asset, we offer a wide range of benefits that include 5 weeks annual leave, flexible work from home options, career development as well as an active social club. We always strive to ensure that you feel valued and supported in the workplace.


About the role

As a Project Leader: Urban Planning you'll be leading the planning processes to establish the planning frameworks to support the successful urbanisation of some of our key urban growth areas. This will involve working closely with tangata whenua, landowners, developers, sub-regional planning partners and the community, to enable the 'Connected Centres' vision established by the Urban Form & Transport Initiative by the SmartGrowth partnership.

This is your opportunity to be part of shaping the future of our community's living, laying the foundations for growing our city's future.


  • Ensuring delivery of urban planning and growth management projects in a timely and professional manner, within approved budgets.
  • Leading the city's key urban growth area planning processes to support their structure planning and re-zoning to enable urban development.
  • Internal and external stakeholder relationships and partnerships, with community focus are developed and maintained.


What you'll need to succeed

To succeed in this role, you'll bring your extensive experience in urban growth, delivery of strategic policy advice, planning public policy and resource management skills. Preferably alongside a degree in planning, resource management, urban development, project management or a directly relevant field.


How to apply

If you want to be part of an energetic, fun, and supportive team, then we'd love to hear from you. For more information, please contact Justine Haycock at

*Please apply directly to our TCC careers page at the link address below.,25148.html


Applications will close upon the appointment of a successful candidate.


  • Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks, and pre-employment screening.
  • Tauranga City Council will not accept applications or contact from any placement service, temporary staffing agency, or professional recruiter for this vacancy. If/where Tauranga City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will seek this support from our network of agencies. We ask that you please do not contact Tauranga City Council or any of its employees regarding vacancies. Tauranga City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to such unsolicited contact.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: AXAL353301/RRF 9317

Location: Bay of Plenty, Tauranga

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2023