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Senior Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban and Industrial

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About the opportunity| Ko te āheinga:

 This role sits within Councils Urban and Industrial Compliance team. The work done by the team is focused around industrial discharges of wastewater, emissions to air, domestic and municipal effluent, and discharges from urban stormwater networks. The Urban and Industrial team also takes responsibility for maintaining the contaminated land database and responding to enquiries for information from members of the community.

 As a Senior Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for monitoring and managing large municipal, urban, and industrial resource consents within the Hawke’s Bay Region. You will use your in depth understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental Standards and regional rules to monitor and enforce compliance with resource consents. You will take a leading role in engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote responsible resource use and regulatory compliance. This may include public and community events and submitting relevant reports to Council.

 The Senior Compliance Officer role will be responsible for undertaking investigations to support potential enforcement action where appropriate. This role is also required to be rostered on as part of the Councils after hours pollution response service.


 About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We need a creative problem solver who thrives on change while being skilled at multi-tasking and ensuring attention to detail is maintained. Alongside this, you will be an excellent communicator who is able to tailor messages to suit different audiences and manage difficult situations. An in-depth understanding of the legislative framework that supports Councils regulatory function and an ability to keep up to date with changes is essential. You will bring a high degree of experience and knowledge in the management or monitoring of one of the following areas: municipal wastewater, urban stormwater or solid waste.


Ideally you will also have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years in a regulatory monitoring or enforcement role.
  • A clear understanding of cultural issues in resource management and knowledge of Tikanga Maori.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear concise reports.
  • Excellent time management, organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite, including MS Teams and SharePoint
  • An ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team

If this sounds like you then apply now!!


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

 The salary range for this role will be between $82,518 and $91,687 dependent 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.


 Please apply via Seek.


Applications close 3 February 2023, however we may close this earlier if the right candidate is found.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse, and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

20 January 2023

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