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Graduate or Intermediate Planner

Baseline Group is an established multi-disciplinary development consulting practice based out of Christchurch, New Zealand, although we also have offices in Marlborough and Central Otago and work on projects across New Zealand (including the Chatham Islands).

We pride ourselves on creating cost-effective and proactive solutions for our clients across a range of land development, surveying, planning and engineering projects.

We are undergoing significant growth and are seeking a Graduate or Intermediate Planner to help develop our planning team.

About the position:

Our planning team prepares and processes resource consent applications, prepares plan change applications, provides expert evidence at hearings, and generally provides District Plan help and advice to all manner of land developers, large and small.

Responsibilities will include:

  • An understanding of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and be able to provide our clients with advice on resource management plans and policies.
  • Prepare resource consent applications for land use, subdivision, discharge permits, water permits and coastal permit resource consents.
  • Provide peer review of planning team project work.
  • Liaise with clients and Council and maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Building relationships with local authority staff to resolve planning issues.
  • Strong work ethic, a professional attitude and a proven track record of producing clear, concise and accurate applications in a timely manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • A keenness to grow and develop your career in this exciting field.

About you:

  • Graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in resource management planning or a related field; or
  • Minimum of 2 years proven experience with client communication and liaisons
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • A strong track record of managing time frames and meeting deadlines
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A clean driving record

What we offer:

  • A very competitive compensation package, including professional memberships, opportunities for CPD, life insurance, income protection, productivity bonuses, and more.
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Huge variety of projects
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Personal access to experienced directors
  • An energising and social office environment
  • A relaxed, yet ambitious team culture

Not sure you meet all the requirements?

We’re looking for the right people to join our team, not just someone who ticks a few boxes. If you think you’d be a good fit for this role but would like to discuss your experience or qualifications further, call or email to book a time to talk to one of our directors.

Think you know someone perfect for this role?

Please share it with them — if they end up joining the team, there might just be something in it for you.

How do I apply?

If this exciting opportunity sounds like you, then don't hesitate, apply now by emailing your CV and cover letter to

All applicants for this position must have the ability to work permanently in New Zealand. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.