Principal Planner - Transport

Job title : Principal Planner - Transport
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Hamish McLean
Job reference : OS71333

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 who ends up in this role.

About the role:

As a key member of the Strategic Planning team, this person will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the AIAL’s overall transportation infrastructure strategy. You will be a key driver of the Airport’s overall efficiency, growth, and on-going success.

  • Maintain and develop the business’ master-planned view of transportation infrastructure

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

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

  • Enable AIAL’s contribution to local and central government transport policy processes

Successful applicants will have:

  • An excellent understanding of integrated transport systems and aviation

  • 10+ years’ experience in transport planning, traffic engineering, or similar

  • Experience in the aviation sector (ideally) &experience with public transport systems

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

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

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to collaborate across departments

  • Current working knowledge of relevant New Zealand legislation

  • 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 pivotal role in determining 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: OS71333