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Senior Consents Planner


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 role is based in the beautiful Hawke's Bay. There are so many reasons to seriously consider relocating here - and we will support you all the way!  We can be flexible on start dates to fit in with you; we know moving cities is a big thing and want to fully support you to join our team and contribute to HBRC's ongoing success. 

We're looking for people who want to make a difference - broad-minded, creative thinkers, who enjoy working with others to get things done. When you join us you'll be getting personally involved in shaping our environment. You’ll find more than just a day job. You’ll be empowered to make a difference for the good of your community, while personally benefiting from the results of your work.

With us you will get the opportunity to take a lead on the complex resource consent applications. These will include some of the Cyclone Gabrielle related recovery projects. You will be an integral member of our consents planning team, working collaboratively as part of a dynamic and passionate bunch of professionals. This role offers you a change to actively cultivate and oversee relationships with our stakeholders throughout the consent process, providing diverse and challenging work where you will grow and develop.

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be a solution focused individual with a drive to support, engage, inform and educate the Hawke’s Bay community. You will consistently produce quality work that you take pride in and enjoy being an active member of our passionate team. 

We need your knowledge of local regulatory requirements, combined with the ability to adapt strategies to various industries and project scopes. You will be a natural communicator and able to engage with a wide range of people to get the best possible outcomes. 

Ideally you will also have:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Several years of planning experience and exposure to complex situations 
  • A positive, motivated, and proactive approach to work with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the changing nature of HBRC and Central Governments regulations, policies and rules. 
  • A practical and solution focused attitude and willingness to work on significant Cyclone recovery related projects.  

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $105,480 to $117,200 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance.
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 3% superannuation up to 3 years, and 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives 
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. 

See a full list of our benefits here

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.

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 25 March 2024. 

View a copy of the full job description here.

Please apply via SEEK


23 February 2024

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