Senior Asset Planner - Water & Wastewater

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5442596

Salary Range $98,000- $104,000 (Total Remuneration Package)

  • Seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in our community?
  • Help plan and manage safe and secure water supply and wastewater services for Tasman's growing communities and unique environments.
  • Challenging opportunity to influence and shape the future of our district.

This is a time of rapid growth for our region and change in water and wastewater requirements which means the scope, variety and volume of water and wastewater planning and projects are growing. You will be at the forefront of planning for the needs of our growing community in a changing regulatory environment. You will be able to apply your skills across a wide variety of water and wastewater activities including infrastructure planning, policy, hazard management, and modelling to make a difference to Tasman's future.

Utilising your water and wastewater knowledge and experience, you will lead the development of policies and strategies to ensure Tasman has a robust and resilient water supply and wastewater infrastructure. As our specialist in this field you will develop our water and wastewater activity management plans, specifications for new developments, and take a lead role in guiding and commissioning water and wastewater modelling.

Your excellent communication and relationship management skills will be essential to share ideas and collaborate with staff across Council, developers, district health boards, iwi, community organisations and neighbouring Councils. You will be a solutions driven person who can connect the dots and translate complex issues as you provide cross council leadership and specialist advice on water supply and wastewater. You'll likely come to us as a qualified professional and have previous experience in some combination of strategic planning, asset management planning, policy development, public consultation and civil engineering fields.

In return, we offer you ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, flexible working options, relocations assistance and a benefits package suited to your preferences. Oh, and we also give you a paid day off for your birthday!

Apply now to secure a place within a friendly team of people who work together on some of the most challenging issues our district is facing.

Applications Close: 29 Apr 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer students

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering Services, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.