Principal Planner - Infrastructure

Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

The Far North District Council is on a transformation journey to become one of the regions most sought after and valued employers – we value manaakitanga, integrity and professionalism in delivering outstanding value to our customers and the community.


Te wero – The Challenge

Future planning for infrastructure requirements is critical to the success of the Far North.  The focus of this role is develop strategies and manage consent renewal programmes to ensure council’s infrastructure is affordable and fit for purpose into the future.  We need to renew eight wastewater discharge consents in the next five years.  We also need to continue to develop long term strategies to support statutory processes and good decision making.. 


Mō koe – About You

Your focus will be the 30 Year Infrastructure Strategy and programme management of the wastewater discharge consent renewals.  We’re looking for someone to provide thought leadership to complement the existing technical infrastructure planning knowledge in the team. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of infrastructure planning principles, confidence with applying those principles on the ground and will be familiar with local government requirements.


Tā mātou āroha – What we Offer

Far North District Council is a progressive and growing Council filled with like-minded people who love what they do and are committed to providing superior services to residents in their community.

The salary for this position is Grade 19 within Council's salary structure ($95,446 - $112,290 per annum) dependent on qualifications and experience, plus Kiwi Saver.  We offer you flexible work arrangements and the chance to enjoy the lifestyle and beauty only the Far North region can provide.

You will also be given all the tools of the trade you need to hit the ground running including a professional development plan to ensure your ongoing growth and success within the organisation.


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: FNDC42951

Location: Northland, Far North

Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019