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Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban & Industrial

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

This diverse and interesting role sits within our Urban and Industrial Compliance team. The team is focused on industrial discharges of wastewater, emissions to air, domestic and municipal effluent, discharges from urban stormwater networks, and solid waste management. Alongside this, the team maintains the contaminated land database and responds to enquiries for information for various stakeholders.

As an Environmental Compliance Officer, you will take responsibility for the monitoring of environmental resource consents that have been issued by the Regional Council. This will include following up with consent holders and reporting on outcomes. Occasionally the role will require you to carry through with the investigation of an offence and prepare documentation to support the necessary enforcement action to be taken. The role may also require you to be part of our after-hours on call roster. 

Training, mentoring and opportunities to pursue formal qualifications will be available to the successful applicant, supporting you to develop and grow your environmental management skill and experience. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply!

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

The ideal person for this role be able to work well in a team, have fantastic written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will have an understanding of the environmental issues affecting the Hawke’s Bay region and a proven ability to effectively deal with conflict. Relevant experience in resource management, wastewater, solid waste, contaminated land, stormwater management or a related field would be advantageous. A science based tertiary qualification and/or previous experience in the enforcement field is also desirable for this role.

Alongside this, you will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Resource Management Act.
  • Knowledge of stormwater or wastewater management practices. 
  • A proficiency with Microsoft office and a high level of computer literacy.
  • A clean, full driver’s licence.

The salary range for this role is between $74,257 to $82,600 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options
  • Work/life balance
  • Limited income protection and life insurance
  • Additional leave after 3 years service 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. 
  • HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.

See a full list of our staff benefits here: Working with us | Hawke's Bay Regional Council (

We value diversity and as such 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. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 11 August 2023, however, we may contact suitable candidates earlier.

View the full job description here


12 July 2023

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