Resource Management Planner

Are you tired of processing the same type of resource consents week after week, or not seeing how your role as a consent planner is contributing to your district or city’s vision? Why not join us here at Horowhenua District Council and be part of the changes transforming this District for our community.

Horowhenua is in the early stages of a growth boom and, combined with the recent announcement that the new Otaki to north of Levin highway project will be going ahead, it’s a very exciting time to be a planner in Horowhenua.  Many of the developments in the next five years will define the future of Horowhenua and there is an opportunity to join us and be part of this defining period.

Council is working hard to strategically create opportunities to transform the district and enable development that is going to positively contribute to the district. Our consent planners play a key role in creating that positive legacy.  The consent applications being lodged are becoming larger, more innovative and complex. These often require solution-focused thinking and clear communication from our consent planners to ensure good design outcomes are achieved. Early involvement in the growth we are experiencing will be a career defining move.

The attractions of Horowhenua are many and varied with beaches and mountains readily accessible. Shared Pathways is a district focus to provide access. Horowhenua Taste Trail has highlighted the access to quality produce and good food. Housing is both accessible and affordable in the towns and rurally.

We are looking for a qualified Resource Management Planner, preferably with some experience, to process consent and other planning applications, make assessments and decisions, and deliver workable solutions to challenges encountered in the resource consent process. We are seeking applicants who have confidence in their own autonomous decision-making abilities, are personally driven by results and solutions, and possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with superb attention to detail.

If this sounds like you, and you’re keen to work at the very forefront of our district’s growth, we want to hear from you.

This is a very real opportunity to make a difference in your community, transforming not only our regional economy, but also the lives of those who call the Horowhenua home – now and in the future.

Note: the recruitment may commence at any time during the advertisement time period and we may contact you prior to the closing date. 


Permanent Full Time

Job no: BIAO943574

Location: Horowhenua

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019