Principal Planner Resource Consents

  • Technical Resource Consents expertise
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Bring your creativity

We have an exciting opportunity for you to draw on your technical expertise and leadership ability in a Unitary Authority context. You will have plenty of scope to share your knowledge and experience, and contribute to the growth and development of less experienced team members. Our team consists of Graduate Planners, Planners, a Senior Planner, a Team Leader plus a Manager.

As a Principal Planner in the Resource Consents team, you will be our technical lead for the more complex consents and lead our internal operating procedures to ensure we deliver best practice. Your ideas and creativity to improve what we do to help us provide great service to our customers, are valued and encouraged. 

The role includes processing a stimulating range of notified and non-notified consents, ranging from waterfront and inner city apartments, comprehensive housing developments, water permits, air and coastal discharges with a significant and complex science component, hillside earthworks and subdivisions, through to the more conventional resource consents. It is also a dynamic time for development in Nelson due to rapid growth and a high demand for residential land, resulting in a fast paced work environment.

What makes this role even more attractive is our team culture. The sharing of knowledge and resources, and coaching and supporting each other to be successful are some of the elements we are proud of. Our team’s baking skills are also amazing! 

We offer opportunities for career advancement and pro-actively recruit from within the organisation to support the ongoing professional development of our people.

To be successful in this role we are seeking someone with resource consent experience at a Senior or Principal Planner level in addition to relevant qualifications.

You would be joining a team of people who are passionate about Nelson and rightly so; it is the perfect city to balance a fulfilling career with a great lifestyle.

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 3 March 2019.

For more information about the role itself please contact: Mandy Bishop, Manager Consents and Compliance on 03 545 8740.

If this role excites you, please apply online at

Permanent Full Time

Job no: C63921

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019