Land Development Manager (Salary Range: $160-$190K dep. on exp)

79 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We’re looking to employ a Land Development Manager into our team, who will report to and work closely with our Terra General Manager. You’ll be based in our Auckland office, surrounded by talented, down-to-earth colleagues who all have a passion for delivering exceptional service to our clients.

This position entails assisting the General Manager to manage the civil engineering team and carry out general engineering services within Terra Consultants. You will need to be a Chartered Engineer or be on a pathway to become a Chartered Engineer within a relatively short period of time. You will report directly to the General Manager.

You will be assisting with managing the Land Development team in meeting current targets and project workload goals through applying your experience and skills, and the effective utilisation of the Company’s resources. Your role will be based heavily on the use of your knowledge as an Engineering and Business Professional. Your strong interpersonal skills allow you to liaise with other professional disciplines on projects, project manage projects, project elements, discuss project issues and status, and be involved in solutions for projects with Clients and management. It will be important to build strong relationships within the whole company including the other subsidiaries of Terra Group NZ Limited, such as Hamilton and Christchurch.

In addition to the technical demands, there are requirements within this role to also understand and monitor financial information. This will require you to have the ability to forecast forward workloads and put in place effective resource planning strategies to meet current and forward workload requirements.

You will have the full support of the Terra Consultancy administration team so that you are empowered to efficiently plan and implement business strategies for the sustainable growth of the company.

Here at Terra, we believe that working with us is not just a job – but a lifestyle.

Terra Consultants fosters a collaborative environment for our employees from all backgrounds. We are a hard-working team, with great friendships here in the workplace, with some that span back over 5 decades. We have the best social events, families are well supported here with flexible working arrangements, and our Survey Manager likes to get the BBQ out on a Friday. We believe that working for Terra is not just a job, but a lifestyle. We are looking for someone who is a team player and comes with a sense of humour – we like to work hard but have fun along the way.

Come and join forces with the Terra team.

At Terra, we believe in upskilling and supporting our staff's lifetime careers. If you are an outstanding professional with drive and ambition who is willing to go the extra mile for our clients - we would love to have a chat with you.

Benefits and perks
• Flexible working arrangements - work/life balance;
• A top-end salary to the right candidate;
• Our goal is for the enhancement of the skills and abilities of each individual employee. We commit to 3% of annual salary towards training and CBD courses, as well as the opportunity to work closely with the General Manager and Senior Members of Terra Group NZ Limited.


Your ideal experience and attributes include:

  • Proven work in a senior-level role, with supervision/managerial experience;

  • We are looking for a Chartered Engineer or someone that is on the pathway to becoming a Chartered engineer within a relatively short period of time;

  • Experience with 12D Synergy, Document Management System would be advantageous

  • A minimum of 15 years civil engineering experience;

  • Experience in a lead role as Engineer to Contract and Construction Supervision;

  • Interested in working holistically across a land development project with other in-house disciplines;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Key requirements of this role

  • To use your impressive knowledge as an Engineering and Business Professional;

  • You will have strong interpersonal skills that will allow you to liaise with other professional disciplines on projects, project manage projects, project elements, discuss project issues and communicate project status reports;

  • To provide professional engineering support to the design team and construction management team within the office;

  • To understand and monitor financial information including the ability to forecast forward workloads and put in place effective resource planning strategies to meet current and forward workload requirements;

  • To contribute to the sustainable growth of Terra Group NZ Ltd by the successful introduction of new clients and projects to the business;

  • To assist the Management Team to create resourcing strategies to meet current and future workloads within the business;

  • To operate as a team leader of staff to be assigned to you and provide leadership and mentoring to junior members of the team;

  • Other general duties as directed by the Director.

About the Company

Terra Consultants is one of New Zealand’s leading multidisciplinary land development consultancies working primarily in the planning, analysis, consenting, design and implementation of large-scale residential, commercial and infrastructural projects. Our cutting-edge talented team of experts have been bringing our clients success for over two decades. We are all about developing our people’s skills so that together with our Clients we are “Building better environments for a better future.”

With a healthy pipeline of projects, we’re looking to welcome someone who is seeking the next step up in their managerial career. It is our hope that you will grow into your role as an integral, valued, and important member of the senior management team.

Our ideal candidate will have a customer-centric approach as a consultancy manager.
About the business
Terra Consultants is a nationwide, multidisciplinary consultancy. Our projects are undertaken by a combination of different experts from various disciplines working together to achieve a common goal. In-house services offered to our clients include; Project Management, Planning, Surveying, Structural Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Urban Design, and Architecture.

We are a friendly and busy consultancy that offers a range of exciting and complex land development projects, with opportunities to grow your skill base and role within the consultancy. We presently have a significant amount of committed forward work in all development sectors with an incredibly diverse range of project types and scale, with infill residential development being one of our specialties. We are currently involved in several large-scale integrated housing developments as well as a range of other works in the wider Auckland area, Northland, Central North Island and Canterbury Regions.

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