Head of Planning & Community Engagement

Close Date: August 24, 2020

Country: New Zealand

Region: Multiple Locations

Sector: Planning & Community Engagement

Job Description PDF: https://wspnz.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/7F000000s3kn/a/7F00000015AJ/kf2REODabqSc4kiiGMoUohvAmej5KKOLgMcNDegU1rY

WSP is a collaborative team of global experts who aspire every day to shape a better tomorrow.

With more than 49,000 people working in over 550 offices across 40 countries, we are one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms.

We are looking for a Head of Planning & Community Engagement to join our growing team in New Zealand and work on projects of national significance in New Zealand. You will be part of a tight-knit group of specialist planning consultants and take advantage of all that WSP has to offer whilst enjoying quality, career enhancing work.

You could be based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch.

The opportunity:


To provide strategic and operational leadership to the Planning & Community Engagement sub-sector in WSP, to achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients and our stakeholders, maximising commercial and project outcomes.
With the Director Environment establish, implement, and deliver on growth and capability plans. Establish and foster global WSP connections leveraging world-wide expertise in the New Zealand market.

You will have:
  • 10+ years in senior commercial leadership role.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing business plans.
  • Experience with Risk Management Frameworks – operational and commercial.
  • Extensive senior project management experience with a strong commercial focus.
  • Experience developing client pipelines and prospects across the industry/sector.
  • Proven experience of developing effective relationships with clients.
  • Evidence of building or developing client centric focused leadership teams.
  • Experience establishing and leading a disparate national team.
  • Evidence of building effective and strong relationships between sector and regional businesses.
  • Experience developing people, identifying successors, managing employee performance resulting in high levels of engagement.
  • Experience of workforce planning to ensure skills and capability of team and capacity level are in line with pipeline of activity
Although full time is our preference, candidates with part-time / flexible working requirements are encouraged to express interest also.
If this sounds like you, we want you to be part of what makes us great. Are you ready to be part of WSP?

For further information, please view the position description. To apply, just follow the link and apply online.

WSP recognises and values the range of characteristics that make people unique, and do this in an environment that celebrates individual and collective achievement. We believe embracing diversity and inclusion delivers positive experiences for people and clients.

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.