Environmental Planner

Environmental Planners

Calling all Planners!

Are you a talented Planner looking for a fresh challenge for 2020. Then this is the opportunity for you!

New Plymouth District Council is looking for all levels of Environmental Planners to join the high performing team in the new year including entry level, intermediate and senior level roles available. The work programme will be busy as the team delivers a comprehensive resource consent service fulfilling Council's statutory obligations.

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.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A demonstrated ability to build strong relationships as you work collaboratively with key stakeholders
  • A problem solving mindset, striving for continuous improvement whilst also managing stakeholder expectations
  • A tertiary qualification in Resource Management or a related discipline
  • Experience in resource consent processing and policy or if a graduate a keen interest in resource consent processing
  • High level of written ability as well as top notch verbal communication skills
  • 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 by helping the community and growing sustainability 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 region's 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.

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff including solid career pathways, learning and development opportunities as well as personal and professional development. We offer competitive remuneration and flexi-time, which creates a work-life balance to enjoy what Taranaki has to offer.

Applications close Friday, 22 November 2019.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: KIAO945247

Location: New Plymouth

Closing Date: Friday, 22 November 2019