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Principal Planner


Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd is seeking a motivated Principal Planner to lead the planning team in our Christchurch office. This is an opportunity for a skilled and innovative Planner to take a management role and grow their career.

In addition to running the team, the Principal Planner will be responsible for the management of a diverse range of projects and clients. The work is varied, ranging from residential, commercial and rural redevelopment, to large scale comprehensive land development projects. We require someone who has strong communication skills and has great relationships with local and regional councils and stakeholders.

The applicant must enjoy a challenge, and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary practice of Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors and Planners. Our work is South Island wide, and you will have the opportunity to work on projects from Nelson to Queenstown.

We are looking for someone who likes having control of their own workload, someone who can supervise and mentor team members.

We want a candidate who can demonstrate the following:
• A tertiary qualification in Planning
• Full membership to NZPI (or eligible for)
• Have a minimum of six years of relevant New Zealand experience
• Experience in project management and leadership, including leading multidisciplinary project teams
• Prepare expert evidence and attend hearings
• Enjoy working with clients, local and regional authorities and other stakeholders
• Enjoy creating strong relationships with other experts such as Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Acoustic and Transport Engineers
• Commercial awareness and be committed to excellent client service

The successful candidate will be offered excellent remuneration and a great life work balance. Flexibility can be provided in both job location and hours worked.

Davis Ogilvie has been established for over 80 years and has offices around the South Island. For more information on Davis Ogilvie please call or visit our website

All applications, including a full curriculum vitae and covering letter, will be treated in the strictest of confidence and should be directed to:

Kirsten Hall
Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd
PO Box 589, Christchurch 8140
Phone : 0800 999 333 or 03 366 1653
Email :

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