Senior Resource Consents Engineer

Far North District Council

28 July 2022
9 August 2022
102184 - 120217 per annum
FNDC Recruitment

We have a Senior Resource Consents Engineer vacancy in our Resource Consents Department. Are you looking to progress your career in a beautiful part of Aotearoa New Zealand?

Te Tai Tokerau – the Far North is a mecca for pristine white beaches, ancient forests, blue bays and rolling surf breaks. Live, Work and Play in Paradise. Or if you would rather stay where you are, we have an award-winning working environment, with established protocols in place where you can choose a hybrid working arrangement. While our people are diverse, a rich cultural and historic heritage grounds our communities, here in the birthplace of the nation. We are forward and future facing, instrumental in shaping our communities, managing our resources and protecting our environment. Our Values guide how we do our job, and keep us passionate about creating great places and supporting our people.

Te wero – The Challenge

We are looking for a superstar to provide professional engineering and technical information into the resource consents process while delivering high quality services to internal and external customers of the resource consents; building consents; and compliance teams within the District Services department.

The successful candidate also provide mentoring to other resource consents engineers, collaboratively seeking win-win solutions for high quality outcomes and assist in ensuring consistency across the department and developing practice notes and procedures. Northland is the fastest growing region of New Zealand where consent applications are at an all-time high, with no sign of slowing down.

We are forward and future facing - instrumental in shaping our communities, managing our resources and protecting our environment. We are on the verge of notifying a new District Plan, incorporating new engineering standards and you could be instrumental in implementing these standards in our resource consent decisions.

I ā koe - About You

You will be able to inspire and motivate your team, drawing from your technical expertise to give guidance and support. It is essential that you have a suitable tertiary level qualification in civil engineering or associated fields, at the masters degree level or higher. Senior Resource Consents Engineer District Services Group You will have membership of, or eligibility to join, Engineering New Zealand, and at least five years’ experience in the field including three years’ experience working in development engineering, preferably in a local government context. Experience in working within the Resource Management Act Framework is preferred and a current, valid driver’s licence is essential. You will thrive working in a fast-paced environment, which requires you to demonstrate a solution focused approach to new challenges.

To be successful in the role you will need high level communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, as well a commitment to Council’s values. We want your talents, enthusiasm and commitment to assist Council’s success on its improvement journey. This position offers exciting and challenging opportunities for the right candidate.

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. We care about our people’s wellbeing and provide competitive benefits and opportunities to support you.

We recognise and celebrate diversity by embracing our differences to help us make better decisions and provide better experiences for our customers.

• Salary Range: o Grade 19 within Council’s salary structure ($102,184 – $120,217 per annum) A market allowance will be applied for the right candidate

• Remote or Hybrid remote working

• Flexible work arrangements

• Learning & Development Plan

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

If you are a likeminded person and like the sound of us, we would love to hear from you. Positions like this don't come along often so don't wait - apply now!

Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ

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