Associate Design and Planning Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Residential
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:FRL/24271
  • Closing Date:19 Jan 2022


About Us

Fletcher Living has a long history and a strong commitment to providing quality new homes for New Zealanders. As one of New Zealand’s leading residential developers and builders, the Fletcher Residential and Land Development Division has been an integral part of the Fletcher Building family for over 110 years. Our reputation hasn’t grown overnight, James Fletcher built his first weatherboard home in Dunedin in 1909 and the home still stands proud today, an ever-present statement of our craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Why Join Us?

It’s an exciting time to be part of the booming residential construction sector. We’re a high performing business and are proud to say that we have a highly engaged and successful team. We have a fantastic people culture and encourage everyone to bring their full and genuine selves to work. Our workplaces are enriched by many different nationalities, languages, religions, customs and lifestyles. We’re proud of this diversity and understand that it brings a richer and broader perspective to how we operate by helping us connect better with our people and with our customer base.

The Role

As an Associate Design & Planning Manager at our Central Auckland branch, your job will be to design, assess and review documentation for Residential developments so we are looking for a technically strong design person who will jump at this challenge.

Your job will be to:

  • Assist in the production of suitable designs and working drawings ready to lodge applications for consent.  
  • Build strong working relationships with consultants and Council 
  • Work with our Sales Team and acquire feedback from people buying our houses, so that we can accommodate those things into future designs
  • Liaise with Construction Supervisors to gain their input on ‘buildability’ – we want you on site as much as possible!
This truly is a collaborative role where you will gain exposure to the full construction life cycle from the client side.

About You

You are likely to be an Architectural Draftsperson, Technician or Designer, that is interested in the Construction process, and how we build things on site. Residential experience would be preferred but we are flexible for the right person. You’ll need to know your way around a set of construction drawings, and you will have a good knowledge of specification writing.

You will be an outgoing person who enjoys working with multi-disciplined teams and consultants including architects, engineers, and council members as well as internal stakeholders to move jobs through the building consent process. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and interest in compliance with building regulations, as well as a flair for design and aesthetics to assist with variations.

If you are looking to gain exposure to client-side Design and Construction, we want to hear from you!


Along with providing a competitive salary and excellent incentive scheme, this role will see you working with a high performing team with a clear vision and goals. And, of course, you’ll also get to enjoy the security, benefits and recognition that come with working for a well-respected business unit within the Fletcher Building Group.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and cover letter outlining your interest, motivation and what you would bring to this role by way of background, experience and fit for the role and our team.  Please apply online.

Please note: All applications received over the Christmas/New Year holiday period will be reviewed from 10th January. All offers of employment are now conditional upon Covid-19 vaccinations as part of our mandate policy.  

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.