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Strategic Property Advisor - Tauranga

About Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council is one of Tauranga's largest employers, and we are always looking to attract great talent to join our driven, passionate, and community-focused team. To highlight that our people are our greatest asset, we offer a wide range of benefits that include 5 weeks annual leave, flexible work from home options, career development as well as an active social club. We always strive to ensure that you feel valued and supported in the workplace.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a property professional to join our Strategic Property Team. The team is responsible for advising on Tauranga City Council's property investment/divestment decisions and leading strategic property projects that will help meet the city's growth and benefit our communities.

This role helps deliver professional property advisory services for Council, find innovative solutions to property/development issues, and enable our customers and stakeholders to meet their objectives. This will be a challenging and diverse role.

Our work includes property investigation and strategic advisory work regarding current and potential property interests. Our Strategic Property team is central to the delivery of key infrastructure and amenity projects, the optimisation of Council property and development opportunities, and in facilitating great places for our communities.

As a Strategic Property Advisoryou will help resolve complex or contentious property issues, lead a diverse range of property deals for Council, prepare reports and present at Council meetings, negotiate with property owners, developers, and other stakeholders, and engage with the community.

As we deal with various interests in land, you will need an appreciation for the Council's relationship with Tangata Whenua, be willing to engage with Tangata Whenua, and seek to understand kaupapa Maori within the Tauranga Moana area.

We believe in supporting our talent at Tauranga City Council and we can offer you:

  • A framework for remuneration based on experience.
  • On-going training and professional development.
  • The potential for flexible working conditions to help you achieve the most from your career.

What you'll need to succeed

To succeed in this role, you will have sound property experience, such as valuation, development, planning, or a legal property background. This role requires a responsive and strategic approach, backed by solid technical knowledge. Experience in public works, local government, resource management, and reserves legislation, plus sale and purchase processes is desirable, but not essential. You will be skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships and enjoy interacting with a wide range of people.

How to apply

If you want to be part of an energetic, fun, and supportive team, then we'd love to hear from you. For more information, please contact Phil Kai Fong: Team Leader: Strategic Property at

Please apply online. Please note we will not be accepting applications via email.

Applications will close upon the appointment of a successful candidate.

  • Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks, and pre-employment screening.
  • Tauranga City Council will not accept applications or contact from any placement service, temporary staffing agency, or professional recruiter for this vacancy. If/where Tauranga City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will seek this support from our network of agencies. We ask that you please do not contact Tauranga City Council or any of its employees regarding vacancies. Tauranga City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to such unsolicited contact.
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