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Kapiti Coast District Council : Resource Consents/Senior Resource Consents Planner

Are you a passionate planner looking to take on more responsibility and be involved in nationally significant roading projects within a growing and dynamic district?

Kāpiti Coast District Council is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and planner to join our Resource Consents team. If you are a planner or resource management specialist wanting to make a defining move in your career while being able to practice in the Wellington region, this role is perfect for you. The role has flexible salary banding to attract a planner with the right skills. It offers a fantastic step into a mentoring position while still being able to utilise your technical expertise to assess and contribute to some exciting development projects. As a friendly and supportive Council, this role offers a great opportunity for someone wanting to work with innovative managers and a knowledgeable team that have a range of skills and experience from both New Zealand and overseas.

With increasing population and financial growth, major expressway roading projects at different stages of completion including the Otaki to North of Levin project and a diverse and dynamic coastal environment, now is a great time to be part of a team that assists in developing the district. Beautiful beaches and a short journey to Wellington make the Kapiti Coast a great place to live and work.

The right person for this position will thrive in a dynamic and progressive working environment and enjoy the challenge of assessing complex and varied applications in a friendly and supportive environment. Your ability to work effectively across a wide range of issues and enable a customer-focused environment is important to your success in the role.

The right candidate for this role has:

  • strong knowledge and understanding of the RMA, particularly resource consents
  • excellent communication skills
  • a demonstrated proactive and collaborative approach
  • a relevant tertiary qualification in resource management or planning, and
  • ideally a minimum of two to five years’ experience.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Eloise Carstens, Resource Consents Team Leader on 04 296 5488 or free phone 0800 486 486.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, criminal history and credit checks. Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 12.00 noon Monday, 31 May 2021.

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed council application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked ‘Resource Consents/Senior Consents Planner 100’ to

Further information about the position and application documents are published on our website at