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Kapiti Coast District Council : Senior Resource Consents Planner

Permanent, full-time

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. We are looking for someone who fits as either an intermediate or senior level and we offer flexible salary banding to accommodate for the right person 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. The Council is committed to building an organisation that is respected for its caring, dynamic and effective approach and offers a role 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.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • strong knowledge and understanding of the RMA, particularly resource consents
  • ability to work effectively across a wide range of issues
  • excellent communication skills
  • a demonstrated proactive and collaborative approach
  • strong relationship management skills
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • 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 Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed council application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and driver’s licence marked ‘Senior Resource Consents Planner 111’ to

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