Resource Adviser / Senior Resource Adviser

Posted on 07-Dec-2018  
Application Close Date: 14-Jan-2019
Job Details
Environmental Regulation (Consents, Compliance, Investigation)
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:

2 x Resource Advisor/ Senior Resource Advisor (Consents and Compliance) – fixed term (12 months)

  • Working together for the greater good of our stunning region
  • Meaningful, complex  and varied work portfolio
  • Working in a collaborative environment


We are looking for TWO highly motivated Resource Advisors /Senior Resource Advisors to join our team to cover parental leave and secondment vacancies for 12 months.

We have a friendly supportive culture with people who are passionate about doing great work for our extraordinary region.

You will be adept at balancing the interests of a wide range of customers and stakeholders to come up with pragmatic solutions to complex resource management issues. These solutions will contribute to GWRC's community outcomes of a strong economy; healthy environment; and a connected, resilient and engaged community. Naturally, you will be a skilled and confident communicator who can build strong and enduring relationships with our customers and stakeholders.

You could join the team who oversee the consenting and compliance of municipal water takes and waste water discharges, landfill, cleanfill, and air discharges. Or if your interest and experience is more land-based you could be part of the team working on forestry, wetlands, earthworks and coastal activities.  There are plenty of opportunities to lead complex applications through the entire resource consent process, from pre- app right through to compliance.


To succeed in these roles you will have

  • Practical experience in the RMA and planning disciplines
  • A broad perspective which may come from the breadth and depth of your experience which may include experience working with councils, central government, private practice/consulting firms, community groups, iwi or volunteers
  • A collaborative working style, with experience mentoring and sharing your ideas and expertise with others
  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship management skills
  • Personal attributes including resilience, flexibility, with an ability to work in ambiguity
  • An ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, to prioritise competing commitments and proactively manage customer expectations
  • An analytical mind to critically review reports, plans and other technical documents, and to suggest improvements to our practices
  • An ability to remain focussed on outcomes rather than process
  • An understanding of how to influence behaviour change
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering to customers


How to apply

View the job descriptions and apply via the link below.

For further information please contact Jude Chittock or Jo Frances, Team Leaders, Environmental Regulation

Applications close: 14 January 2019