Senior Resource Management Planner - Healthy Waters

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters department has an opportunity for a Senior Resource Management Planner or Policy Planner within the Resource Management team. 
Please note, this role is internally referred to as a Senior Healthy Waters Specialist.


This role requires an understanding of NZ resource management policy planning & processes, and the passion and ability to receive relevant technical information and effectively advocate for appropriate stormwater management and flood prevention provisions in unitary plan changes and legislative reform. 


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

  • Provide specialist stormwater and planning input into Auckland Unitary Plan Changes and Spatial Plans. 
  • Provide input into submissions on legislative change, for example National Policy Statements, RMA reform, and Three Water reform
  • Provide guidance and general advice to meet Healthy Waters objectives and other key stakeholder objectives
  • Promote Te Mauri o te Wai and Māori Outcomes.


He kōrero mōu: About you

If you have a passion for achieving long term positive environmental outcomes we would like to hear from you!


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • A post-graduate qualification in: Resource Management Planning, Engineering or Science.
  • 7+ years experience in three waters infrastructure, or consenting, or resource management, or planning policy, or equivalent 
  • Engagement and stakeholder management 


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 2nd April 2023


A full driver's license is a recommended – due to occasional travel to site visits.


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.