Meet Our new People
Join our talented team of skilled innovators,
big thinkers, and proactive doers.
Align requires a Property Consultant to work on projects involving Crown and commercial land in Hamilton.
Senior Landscape Architect – Wellington or ChristchurchChristchurch
The diversity and complexity of our landscape architecture workload is steadily increasing which means we now seek an enthusiastic, committed and technically skilled person to fill the role of Senior Landscape Architect.
Landscape Architect ConsultantChristchurch
The diversity and complexity of our landscape architecture workload is steadily increasing which means we now seek an enthusiastic, committed and technically skilled person to fill the role of Landscape Architect Consultant.
Intermediate Planning ConsultantAuckland
With an exciting and varied forward programme of nationally significant projects, we now require an Intermediate Planning Consultant to work from our Auckland office. The role will suit someone with 4+ years planning experience. The position reports to the Auckland Manager – Planning.
We are always interested in hearing from great people considering the next step in their career. If you have experience in property acquisition or planning and are looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
Align are always interested in hearing from recent graduates looking to take the first step in their career. If you’re wanting to join an exciting industry and think you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you.
Team Benefits and Rewards
Bonus scheme for employees
Flexible work practices
An extensive learning and development programme
Health and wellbeing initiatives
including free and confidential
Direct involvement in setting the direction of the firm
An exciting social calendar
Our People Policies
At Align our people are at the centre of everything we do. Our People Policies are designed to create a safe, healthy and flexible working environment.
We recognise that building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture enhances relationships with stakeholders, improves client relationships, increases financial performance and strengthens reputation. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential and individual differences are valued and respected.
“Diversity” refers to all the ways in which we differ. It includes visible differences such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, family status, appearance, disability and nationality. “Inclusion” refers to creating a work environment and culture where differences are valued, respected and leveraged. Everyone can learn, develop, contribute and achieve in the workplace.
Our commitment to recognising diversity and inclusion extends to all areas of the business including:
- Attracting, selecting and retaining employees;
- Performance management and remuneration;
- Employment provisions;
- Flexible work arrangements;
- Capability development;
- Talent management and succession planning; and
- Governance and management.
We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, sub-contractors, clients and visitors; and to providing the information, training and supervision needed to achieve this. We take responsibility for health and safety procedures. Each employee is encouraged to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace by being involved in the workplace health and safety system, being aware of hazards and taking steps to protect people from harm or stress. Employees are trained how to identify hazards and assess risks in the workplace, and how to use PPE properly.
The health and safety management system is formally reviewed and audited, documented and updated on a regular basis. The results, feedback, data and reports are compared against Align’s health and safety policies, procedures and the legislation to identify conformity and non-conformity.
Our subcontractors operate under the same system as our employees to avoid duplication and to create certainty. We select our contractors based on capability, track record and fit with Align’s operating safety principles, and on their willingness to adopt and work to Align’s health and safety requirements. We effectively communicate health and safety expectations for the best possible contracted outcomes. Subcontractors are required to submit reports and are subject to the same training and development as Align internal staff. Sub-contractor health and safety performance is used in any considerations for future contracts.
We provide our people with 24/7 access to an independent, nationwide and confidential employee assistance provider (EAP). We enable our employees and managers to engage and function at optimal levels of productivity through ongoing well-being. We work in partnership with our people and proactively support and resource them with:
- employee assistance counselling;
- psychological services;
- professional onsite support;
- critical incident response;
- alcohol and other drug brief intervention;
- professional supervision;
- management coaching; and
- education and training for well-being and resilience
Any employees with personal or work issues can self-refer themselves for professional employee assistance, or our managers can request support for employees. We also bring professionals into our offices to raise current personal or work issues. This allows employees to identify and explore these issues in greater depth ideally before they occur.
We also provide a two tiered flexi-time system, which caters for individuals needs and the demands of different types of jobs. People can set their own standard weekly work hours (first tier) and can also agree time in lieu on a weekly basis (second tier).
We are currently seeking accreditation under the Toitū Envirocare (https://www.toitu.co.nz/home) to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and sustainability. We already have a number of small initiatives in place, like:
- paperless offices (Wellington);
- lights off systems;
- ecologically friendly cleaning products;
- EVs (Auckland);
- employee car sharing; and
- composting (Christchurch).
We plan to gain accrediation under a recognised environmental scheme in the near future. We believe participation in a well respected and recognised environmental accrediation scheme is essential; where an organisation’s claims are audited against an external standard. So for now, we will avoid making any claims without any evidence and please continue to watch this space!
Align’s offices have been assessed and rated under the Be Welcome programme run by Be.Lab (ex. Be Accessible). Align’s Managing Director (Laurence Sherriff) is also a member of the Be Accessible ‘Fab 50’. Fab 50 is a list of New Zealand business, political and social leadership talent that has been amassed to form a network designed to help make New Zealand the world’s most accessible nation. The ‘Fab 50’ influence, support and promote the goals of the Be.Accessible.
Be. Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to create a truly accessible country for us all. It is managed by the Be. Institute, a social enterprise that works across all sectors and communities throughout New Zealand. The Be. Institute was founded on 6 May 2011 by Auckland Council, Auckland University of Technology and Auckland District Health Board. Its mission is to inspire and inform New Zealanders of opportunities to provide better access to those of us who may be temporarily or permanently disabled or in need of additional support in order to contribute fully to society.