Senior/Resource Advisor - Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement

Posted on 22-Sep-2022  
Application Close Date: 05-Oct-2022
Job Details
Environmental Regulation (Consents, Compliance, Investigation)
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clip20220922 JD Senior_Resource Advisor (CME).pdf (PDF, 243KB)
Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

We are looking for a Resource Advisor to join our friendly Environmental Regulation department. For the right candidate a Senior position is available.  This role is permanent, based in our modern, new office in central Wellington.

About the role:

You'll be working in a team that undertakes RMA consenting and compliance, primarily associated with municipal water takes and wastewater and stormwater discharges, landfill and cleanfill and air discharges. You'll help implement our compliance monitoring programme, undertake enforcement and education, and participate in our environmental incident response service.

To succeed in this role you will have

  • Practical experience in a compliance or regulatory space (preferably directly with RMA implementation, or you may have experience with key sectors e.g. rural industry, forestry, earthworks, three waters
  • A broad perspective from the breadth and depth of your experience which may include working with councils, central government, private practice/consulting firms, community, iwi or volunteer groups
  • A solutions focused and collaborative working style, with a proven track record of successfully delivering outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship management skills
  • Resilience, flexibility, and an ability to work to strategic goals
  • The ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, to prioritise competing commitments and proactively manage expectations from a wide range of people
  • An analytical mind to critically review reports, plans and other technical documents, and to suggest improvements to our practices
  • An understanding of and respect for te ao Māori and tikanga
  • An understanding of how to influence behaviour change

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:-

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices

Located in our 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, please contact Jude Chittock email: or phone: 021 195 5689

Applications close: Wednesday, 5 October 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.