Senior Urban Designer

Senior Urban Designer

Kainga Ora

Senior Urban Designer

Details of the offer

Exciting Senior Design role with a broad mandate
Influence design outcomes for projects that are ground-breaking in NZ
Based in Hobsonville, flexible and agile work environment
TeTakinatanga -Our Story
Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.
We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.
Ko ta matou mahi - Our Role
We are now looking to recruit aSenior Urban Designerto be based from our Hobsonville Point office.
This role undertakes the masterplanning and urban design work required in Kainga Ora's urban development projects. Reporting to the Manager Masterplanning and Urban Design, your key areas of responsibility will include:
Liaising with consultants on their input to development and master plans for new developments
Providing timely and quality urban design and masterplanning support and advice to precinct and redevelopment project teams to inform decision making and project delivery
Providing design advice to the Design Review Panel and builder partners
Liaison with Local Authorities, Iwi partners and other stakeholders on masterplanning and urban design issues.
Nga pumanawatanga ou - What you will bring
This role would suit an aspirational but also pragmatic Urban Designer with at least 7 years experience gained in Auckland or a comparable location. As our ideal candidate you will also demonstrate:
Tertiary qualified, with an undergraduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning
Experience in the preparation of urban design reports, including the preparation of graphic material, with strong technical drawing skills
Proven negotiation skills and ability to deliver quality projects within time and budget constraints
Previous experience working with the RMA and local authority consents processes
Experience working within or with iwi entities and/or Maori design practices with respect to implementing Maori concepts in urban design
Sound understanding of the commercial drivers of residential property development
A customer centric approach
Able to mentor and support others in growing their understanding of urban design
Outstanding communication skills and formal presentation skills
A collaborative team player, with a positive, upbeat attitude
Nou te rourou - What's in it for you?
This senior role represents an opportunity to influence hugely exciting and important projects that are ground-breaking in New Zealand. You will be part of a talented team who are absolutely passionate about the work they are doing.
We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here .
As a Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.
Kotahitanga | One Team
We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of. The values that drive us are:
Te Ngakau- Wetrust, each other and share ownership
Te Atawhai- Wecare, about each other as people
Te Koha- Everyone'scontribution, matters
Te Mahaki- We arehumbleandgenuine
Te Ako Tonu- We continuallylearnandinnovate

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