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Bentley & Co : Intermediate Planners (2 positions) : Auckland


Career Opportunities

Bentley & Co. are recruiting two motivated intermediate planners to work in our team on a broad range of projects nationwide, and to assist with the delivery of the company’s evolving Māori planning services.

Who we are

Established in 1981, Bentley & Co. is a niche resource management consultancy located on High Street in the CBD.  We have built our reputation on strategic thinking and providing services to a wide range of private and public-sector clients, New Zealand-wide.  We are leaders in the profession and are looking for people who want the opportunity to challenge themselves and progress their career with the benefit of a dedicated, experienced team behind them.

Our work is varied and wide-ranging, and includes a broad spectrum of residential, retirement, retail, commercial, healthcare and infrastructure projects, and advising clients nationwide on evolving planning matters which may affect their interests.

The Positions

The right candidates will be involved in a broad range of project and policy work, including research, due diligence assessments, the preparation of resource consent applications and plan change documentation, together with an opportunity to assist with the development and delivery of Māori planning services to our clients.  They will be expected to take on an appropriate level responsibility and have had experience in resource consents and district plan policy analysis, and be capable of direct client contact.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants should have:

  • Three years relevant planning experience.
  • A planning degree recognised by the New Zealand Planning Institute.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to work unsupervised in a collegial environment.
  • A good understanding of Te Ao Māori, Māori values, Iwi governance, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • A holistic approach to managing relationships with Māori – seen in a Te Ao Māori context and not based on project engagements.
  • An ability to communicate and build effective relationships with hapū, iwi and a range of education and community stakeholder groups.

What we offer

  • Exposure to a wide range of work (including private clients and local authorities, up and down the country).
  • A highly professional and supportive working environment.
  • Great CBD office location.

Remuneration and the range of benefits (professional fees, CPD opportunities, etc.) will be discussed with the ideal candidate and will be reflective of qualifications, experience and ability.

If you think you have what it takes, contact Craig McGarr, Mark Arbuthnot, or Siani Walker on (09) 309 5367 for further information.