Principal Planner - Strategic Land Use

Job title : Principal Planner - Strategic Land Use
Location : Auckland, Auckland, Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Hamish McLean
Job reference : OS71332

Auckland International Airport Ltd are one of New Zealand’s largest transport operations. With a strong history of over 50 years, the AIAL is the primary hub for international and domestic travel in New Zealand. With bubbles expanding and travel increasing, they are excited for the next stage of their history, in part shaped by the person successful in this role.

About the role:

This is a leading role for an experienced Principal level Planner to provide strategic advice and planning regarding the use of land, with reference to AIAL’s overall master plan, to ensure continued long-term effectiveness, growth, and success.

  • Advise on the best use of company land and future acquisitions in line with AIAL’s strategic visions

  • Manage multiple large-scale and long-term projects, involving multiple stakeholders

  • Maintain a master-planned view of strategic land use ensuring alignment with the AIAL’s goals and regulatory requirements

  • Liaise with Council, local boards, and other key stakeholders to discuss the company’s plans

Successful applicants will have:

  • Extensive experience managing long-term (10+ years) land use projects

  • Ideally, experience with aviation or other large transport infrastructure operations

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to collaborate across departments

  • Excellent communication skills, and an ability to influence and negotiate with key stakeholders

  • Current working knowledge of relevant New Zealand legislation

  • Ideally, connections to NZ public bodies including Council, NZTA, AT, Waka Kotahi

  • A tertiary qualification in urban planning, architecture, or similar


Work on multiple high-level projects as part of AIAL’s huge development programme

Play a key role in shaping the future of Auckland Airport

Enjoy an incredible working environment with a great team of true professionals

This is a fantastic opportunity to work across a multibillion-dollar development programme. You will be working with a team of high performing professionals and will need to be prepared to go the extra mile.

For further information contact Hamish McLean on 09 951 5011, apply online, or via email:, quoting reference: OS71332