Development Engineer

Date: 03-Sep-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Suitable for civil/environmental engineer
  • Work on some of Auckland’s largest developments
  • Based in Orewa, Central, Manakau & Henderson hubs


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Regulatory Engineering unit plays a critical role in ensuring land and housing development across the region is in line with local and national standards and achieving the right outcomes for our customers and our environment. As a Development Engineer, you will apply your technical skills and experience to engineering aspects of all Building and Resource consents and asset approvals processed by Council and see the developments through to construction and completion. 
You’ll be providing engineering advice on development, building consents, engineering approvals and infrastructure works. You will ensure the delivery of a customer focussed processing service for engineering assessments and related approvals, which are consistent with Council’s codes of practice, engineering and infrastructure design standards and other relevant frameworks. You’ll also be involved in the processing and issuing of engineering plan approvals, resource and building consents specialist input and vesting of infrastructure assets and specialist engineering support for regulatory compliance teams.


These roles are based in Orewa, Henderson, Manakau & Central hub. Hence, please highlight your location preference in your cover letter and also in the free text section of the question. 



He kōrero mōu: About you


The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in civil or environmental engineering and have at least three years of relevant engineering experience. You have an understanding and knowledge of the Resource Management Act, District/Regional Plans, Building Act and Local Government Act. You’ll also have experience in project management and/or design of subdivision and land development activities. As you’ll be joining a collaborative team environment, you’ll be a strong communicator. As this role might require you to occasionally travel around the region using Council vehicles, you’ll also hold a valid New Zealand driver’s license.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As a Development Engineer with Auckland Council, you’ll be working on some of Auckland’s largest developments and will be working collaboratively with a team of experts and designers to deliver high quality consent applications and buildings for all Aucklanders. Our division facilitates a wide range of development projects, from nationally significant infrastructure projects to houses, apartment buildings and shopping centres.


We offer a flexible working arrangements, competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.


Applications close Sunday 26th September 2021. However, please note that we will review applications as they are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.