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Senior Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban and Industrial


About the Opportunity:

Are you looking for a great opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental protection? As a Senior Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for monitoring and managing municipal, urban, and industrial resource consents within the Hawkes Bay Region. You will use your understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental Standards and regional rules to ensure great outcomes for our local environment.

You will have opportunities to engage with internal and external stakeholders to promote responsible resource use and regulatory compliance. This may include public and community events, collaborative projects, and reporting to Council. You will bring experience and knowledge in the management/monitoring of municipal, urban and industrial resource consents. Specific knowledge or experience in managing or monitoring municipal wastewater, urban stormwater or solid waste would be advantageous.

The senior compliance officer role is responsible for undertaking investigations to support potential enforcement action where it relates to consented activities. This role is also required to be rostered on as part of the Councils after hours pollution response service.

The role sits within the Urban and Industrial Compliance team with a focus on industrial discharges of wastewater, emissions to air, domestic and municipal effluent, discharges from urban stormwater networks, and solid waste management. The Urban and Industrial team also maintain the contaminated land database and respond to enquiries for information.

About you:

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator able to tailor messages to different audiences. You will be a creative problem solver who thrives on change and is an excellent multi-tasker while having a strong attention to detail.  A detailed understanding of the legislative framework that supports Councils regulatory function and an ability to keep up to date with changes is essential. Knowledge of contaminated land management would be advantageous.

You will also have:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years in a regulatory monitoring or enforcement role or similar.
  • A clear understanding of cultural issues in resource management and knowledge of Tikanga Māori.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear concise reports.
  • Excellent time management, organisation, prioritisation and proactive communication skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and software skills with the ability to trouble shoot problems.
  • An ability to plan and schedule own work, and to work with little or no supervision.

The salary range for this role is between $84,960 to $94,400 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here

Applications close 17 October 2021, interviews may be held prior to job closing if suitable applicants are found.


24 September 2021

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