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Infrastructure Planner (fixed term)

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5647502

An opportunity has arisen for an Infrastructure Planner within the Infrastructure Planning team at Whangarei District Council. This is a fixed term parental leave role for up to 12 months. You will provide specific professional planning, policy and organisational advisory and coordination duties related to the Infrastructure Group.

You will provide relevant and effective advice to support Council's policy and operational response to the requirements of the District Plan and Resource Management Act from an infrastructure planning and program perspective.

You will be advising on and producing district and regional council resource consent applications for projects and operations, including community, hapu and iwi consultation. There is a huge variety of projects requiring assistance ranging from tree removal and seawalls to stormwater network consents. You will be continually working with the infrastructure and asset planners facilitating the development, reviewing and improving of processes for consenting.

You will coordinate comments on resource consents impacting on Parks and Infrastructure land and assets, including assisting in developing consent conditions and determining esplanade and easement requirements.

In addition, you will liaise with and coordinate consultants, community and agency input into infrastructure and parks projects and plans, including reserve management plans, project scopes and policies and strategies.

There is opportunity to become involved in a wide range of Council initiatives from major infrastructure upgrade projects to climate change adaptation.

Our ideal candidate will need:

  • A relevant degree eg. Bachelor of Planning or Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning
  • A minimum of five years' post qualification experience in a relevant planning field
  • Practical working knowledge of the Resource Management Act, Reserves Act and Local Government Act
  • An understanding of water, wastewater and stormwater and well as open space, recreation and conservation issues
  • Well-developed reporting writing, communication and consultation skills
  • The ability to set and meet appropriate standards and deadlines
  • The ability to work individually and within a team environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement

We offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, a range of flexible working and work/life balance options, an active Social Club plus much more.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

There's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People & Capability team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

Applications Close: 27 Sep 2021