Airport Planner

About the role

If you are looking for a full-time permanent role that is varied and want to work with a diverse and high performing team, then this is the role for you.

This opportunity supports the Head of Planning with a key focus on policy planning, RMA consenting, and noise management.

You will be:

  • Assisting with the preparation of planning applications for complex airport infrastructure projects
  • Building effective relationships with councils, committees and local stakeholders
  • Assisting with developing cost-effective expansion options consistent with airport commercial and sustainability objectives
  • Managing noise and environmental planning issues

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with:

  • a competitive remuneration package
  • multiple opportunities for learning and development including career pathways
  • free airport parking
  • retail discounts
  • onsite fitness facilities and activities

About you

You have:

  • excellent people skills
  • the ability to think strategically, logically and methodically
  • strong communication skills both, verbal and written
  • well-developed influencing and negotiating skills

You are confident:

  • working in consultative and team environments
  • working with and managing consultants

Ideally, you have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent
  • experience in planning and the RMA
  • experience in the RMA processes for significant projects including consenting, plan changes, designations and the associated legal avenues available to applicants and appellants alike
  • knowledge or experience in aviation environments

As part of our standard pre-employment requirements, you must be able to obtain security clearance from Aviation Security Services, complete a Ministry of Justice background check and pass a drug/alcohol test.

About us

Wellington Airport is the hub of New Zealand’s domestic aviation network and the gateway to the Capital and the surrounding region. A major player on Wellington’s economic landscape, we contribute to the growth and development of regional commercial activity and tourism, and are a significant enabler of business and government activity.

This is an exciting time for Wellington Airport as we are constantly progressing and expanding; come and be a part of our success.

Your application

  • Please apply with a cover letter and CV in PDF or Word format.
  • Applications close Tuesday 26 March 2019.
  • Please note that candidates must have the permanent right to work in NZ to be considered for the interview process.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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