Environmental Consents Lead


Are you a talented Senior Planner with a passion for growing people looking for a fresh challenge? Then this is the role for you!

This newly formed role is suited to a Team Leader or Senior Planner looking to make a career defining move. As the Environmental Consents Lead, you will be responsible for front line supervision and mentoring of the high performing Environmental Planners (7FTE) who deliver a comprehensive resource consent service fulfilling Council's statutory obligations.

You will be a proven people leader, sharing your extensive knowledge to upskill and develop your team members, as you also provide technical specialist advice to resolve complex RMA issues and undertake peer reviews. You will have a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships as you work collaboratively with key stakeholders, showcasing your conflict resolution skills when working through sensitive issues.

You will be future focused and committed to delivering sustainable solutions for the thriving New Plymouth District, as you guarantee legal compliance with the Resource Management Act, Building Act, District Plan and Infrastructural Standards. You will have a problem solving mindset, striving for continuous improvement whilst also managing stakeholder expectations.

Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in resource management and eight plus years' experience in resource consent processing and policy. You will also be action orientated and have the ability to deliver on multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

If you want to contribute to delivering great outcomes for the New Plymouth District then we want to hear from you!

Why New Plymouth?

New Plymouth District, with a population of around 74,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki has been judged the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

Who are we?

We are a large organisation employing approximately 600 people, with staff based in more than 12 locations around the district. We manage the environmental, social, economic, and cultural wellbeing of the New Plymouth District - making decisions for and on behalf of the local community and setting the district's overall strategic direction. Our focus is creating a great organisation that supports a great community, and enabling NPDC to achieve its strategic intent of building a lifestyle capital that puts people first, cares for our place, and supports a prosperous community. Our staff are pivotal to making this happen.

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role between $99,477 and $107,213. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

Applications close Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: BBAK943510

Location: New Plymouth

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019