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Principal Resource Consents Planner

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 6033620

Permanent position working 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Who we are

Napier is a lively and dynamic city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service.

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Resource Consent Planner within Council's City Strategy directorate. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and proven ability in leading and contributing towards this range of exciting projects. The successful candidate will have a passion for cities and keen to work in a collaborative environment. The Principal Resource Consents Planner will also contribute to the preparation, application and monitoring of the legal provisions relevant to resource management activities and responsibilities of Council. This includes processing the more complex land use and subdivision consent applications, and mentoring Resource Consent Planners.

As well as this you will be involved in:

  • Processing of Resource Consents, Building Consents and LIMs;
  • Environmental monitoring and compliance;
  • Establishment and maintenance of strong and meaningful relationships with key agreed/targeted external and internal clients and providing high quality resource management/development advice;
  • The ongoing development of a high performing and competent team.

About the role

Napier City Council is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person with;

  • A tertiary qualification in Planning, Resource Management or related fields;
  • 8+ years practical experience within Local Government, the private sector or related field, in resource management/development process, or other similar experience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to resource management and local government;
  • Eligibility for NZPI membership;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A high degree of competency in negotiation, facilitation, coordination and conflict resolution;
  • Good sense of humour and a positive approach to work and life; and
  • A mature and co-operative nature.

If you are ready for this opportunity, then we encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening