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Environmental Planner – Gisborne



PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. That’s 50 years of industry knowledge and employment stability across New Zealand. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in New Zealand, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

PF Olsen Ltd is looking for an experienced Environmental Planner to provide nationwide resource management consenting advice to the business and be involved in the preparation and successful granting of resource consents. This role will champion environmental best practices, provide timely and cost-effective internal environmental advice, support operational staff with environmental requirements and project lead required storm response (Gisborne). You will liaise with council staff, other forest industry peers, representation of PF Olsen in consenting, compliance, and planning matters. It will be based in Gisborne and travel maybe required.



  • Tertiary NZ Resource Management or Forestry (with appropriate RMA experience) qualification, or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with Council planning documents and processes.
  • Good understanding of environmental issues and their implication for the business.
  • An ability to operate computer-based management systems and decision support tools.
  • Be able work effectively with a wide range of diverse stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
  • Confidence and competency to work remotely
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the business and with external stakeholders.



  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Career progression
  • Training and upskilling opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package, insurances – life, income protection, medical (dental)
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Access to company holiday homes


PF Olsen is a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

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