Senior Waste Planning Advisor

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Services department has an opportunity for a Senior Waste Planning Advisor within the Waste Planning team - starting in January 2023. 


In this role you will provide policy and strategic input on plans, bylaws and programmes required to support the delivery of the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). You will use your people skills and contribute to, and where appropriate lead, the application of technical advice and expertise on strategic WMMP projects.


Day-to-day you could expect to work on:

  • Providing subject matter expertise for resource consent applications in relation to waste collection and storage requirements for residential multi-unit development sites 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure waste collections from multi-unit residential sites contribute to Auckland’s waste minimisation goals and targets
  • Providing strategic input and advice on WMMP and other unit wide work including policy, planning and regulatory processes across the council family
  • Support the Waste Solutions Department in reporting to Council Committees, Local Boards, internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring that strategies and plans are delivered in a timely manner and to a high quality


He kōrero mōu: About you

You may be a planner with waste expertise, or a waste specialist with planning expertise. This role requires experience in similar stakeholder relationship roles, with a sound understanding of policy and strategic input on plans and programmes. 


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary environment and waste sector (development and/or delivery) that deliver outcomes through community and stakeholder engagement methodologies
  • Highly developed interpersonal and relationship skills to manage effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • A strong understanding of resource consenting and experience of providing specialist waste advice on resource consent applications
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary environment and waste sector (development and/or delivery) that deliver outcomes through community and stakeholder engagement methodologies


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.

In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


Tono Mai: Apply Now!

You can find the position description here:

Applications close: Sunday 11th December 2022


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.