Senior Consents Planner - Special Projects Team

Listed 23 days Ago
Government - Local/Federal

About us 

The Horizons region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.

The role 

We are building a Special Projects Team! This team will be made up of 4 talented individuals who will be responsible for processing, administering and monitoring the resource consents for significant infrastructure projects including the Manawatū Gorge replacement. 

As part of this team we are seeking an experienced Senior Consents Planner who will be involved with the processing of resource consents associated with these projects.  As a Senior Consents Planner your experience will include processing and managing resource consents of a more technical and complex nature, preparing and giving evidence before hearing panels and the Environment Court, and finding pragmatic solutions to issues within a regulatory framework. 

About you

You will be a self-starter who is customer and outcome focused.  In addition to having an excellent understanding of the resource consent process and its practical application you will have excellent, communication, information, analytical, project management and problem solving skills. Previous experience in processing resource consent applications at a senior level is required.

For appointment at the Senior Consents Planner level, candidates will already have a significant breadth and depth of at least 5 years consent planning experience. Experience in preparing for and giving evidence at consent hearings and the Environment Court is essential for consideration of this senior position. 

So if you like the challenge of working in a dynamic and innovative team, then we would be interested in receiving your application. 

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

• Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing

• Flexible family friendly work environment

• Assistance with tertiary education

• Positive health and safety culture

• Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and

• A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

 Please Note: When applying,  you will receive an email from QJumpers with a link to complete your application. We will not receive your application if this link is not followed and the application completed.  

Applications close Thursday 24 October.