Principal Planning/Urban Design Consultant - Flexible location

GMD Consultants is a Planning and Environmental Consultancy based in Hamilton with clients throughout the North Island. We boast Central and Local Government, Iwi Organisations and Regional Growth Alliances as clients. As a result, our workload is varied through the full spectrum of planning activities in New Zealand, including Growth Strategies, District and Regional Plan Reviews, Engagement Processes, Water Management, Iwi Representation, Corporate Planning, Business Cases and processing Resource Consents.

Due to the ever-increasing demand for our services, we are on the lookout for a Principal Planning/Urban Design Consultant to join our team of skilled professionals. The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in planning, resource management, urban design, or equivalent, and at least ten years' experience in planning or urban design. We are looking for someone with a proven ability to build strong working relationships and lead and deliver policy and strategy projects, an understanding of local government, knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act, and proven project management skills. A policy background is a must and experience in urban design would be an advantage. Most important to us is a team player that can grow our relationships with our loyal clients. The ability to lead projects in a media-based COVID environment is also a plus.​

Whilst GMD is based in Hamilton, we are proud of the flexible working environment we have had in place for many years and we are open to alternate locations throughout the North Island, including Auckland and Tauranga. We currently have team members in multiple locations.​

If you are keen for the next step in your career and are ready to grow with GMD, we offer the following:​

  • The most flexible work environment,

  • Ongoing professional development,

  • Competitive remuneration package, and

  • Partnership opportunities.

For further information, in confidence call Gavin Donald on 027 533 8830 or Susan Henderson on 027 594 4161.

Fairfield Bridge, Hamilton