Resource Advisor and Senior Resource Advisor

Posted on 22-Nov-2021  
Application Close Date: 05-Dec-2021
Job Details
Environmental Regulation (Consents, Compliance, Investigation)
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

Bring your resource management and planning skills to our natural environment! We are looking for two highly motivated and innovative Resource Advisors or Senior Resource Advisors to join our Environmental Regulation department. We have a friendly and supportive culture with people who really care about doing great work for our extraordinary region.

About the role:

There will be plenty of opportunities to be involved in complex consenting applications through the entire process from pre-application to compliance and enforcement. We work closely with other teams in the Environmental Regulation Department, and our Policy and Science teams to interpret and apply the Natural Resources Plan, the Resource Management Act, and national directions.

You'll work on a diverse range of projects centred on RMA consenting and compliance primarily associated with municipal water takes, wastewater and stormwater discharges, landfills, quarries, cleanfill and air discharges.

Skills and experience required:

You will be a skilled and confident RMA practitioner and an excellent communicator who can build enduring relationships with our customers, mana whenua partners, and communities. You'll also need:-

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in science, resource management or planning.
  • Experience working with district or regional councils, central government, private practice/consulting, community, iwi or volunteer groups.
  • The ability to lead multiple projects efficiently, to prioritise competing commitments, and proactively manage customer expectations.
  • The ability to analyse a wide range of technical information, work with experts and apply RMA-prescribed processes.
  • Pragmatism, resilience, persistence, and a focus on environmental outcomes.

About Greater Wellington:

We're people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do, because we believe what we do counts. We're working on the big things that will impact everyone in our region. Ensuring we have uninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change across our region.

Our Benefits:

We provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments, including:-

  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Professional development and experience across everything the council does.

Located in our modern, new Cuba Mall offices, there's also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area.

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, contact Jude Chittock 021 195 5689

Applications close: Sunday, 5 December 2021

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