Consent Planner (Senior, Intermediate or Graduate)

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5683271

Richmond, Motueka, Takaka

Are you a senior consents planner looking to bring your expertise to a variety of work while having the opportunity to mentor others? Or are you a planning graduate just starting out in your career? Maybe you are just looking to move to a thriving and inspiring region of New Zealand?

The Tasman District Council is a unitary authority, its consenting function covers subdivision, land use and natural resource consent processes. It's a developing region and we are seeking planners to join our enthusiastic and passionate consenting team. The variety of consenting work includes coastal, water, large housing developments and infrastructure and with the challenges of housing needs and climate change, this is an exciting environment to work in.

Whether you join our subdivision, land use or natural resources team you will enjoy all the benefits of working in a progressive environment that encourages staff to enhance their capabilities and achieve high levels of performance. As such ongoing personal and professional development and opportunities for career development will be provided.

While our perfect candidate will have a strong resource consent processing background, including a good working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and district planning rules, we are also interested to hear from those who are still building their knowledge. You will need to have strong communication and interpersonal skills which will be pivotal to your success as you engage with both internal and external stakeholders of all levels and walks of life. You will also possess the analytical and judgement skills necessary to secure the best planning outcomes and deliver effective problem solving for the local community while understanding the bigger picture.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive base salary commensurate with your experience, relocation assistance, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work in any of our offices being Richmond, Motueka or Takaka. Tasman District Council offers a welcoming, friendly and professionally rewarding environment where you can develop your career profile while working with a team who are passionate about their region and their work.

Tasman is a vibrant, tight-knit community, and residents enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors. The Tasman District provides plenty of opportunities for you to explore, from mountaineering, camping and hunting, to horse trekking, mountain biking, boating and fishing. If the outdoors aren't for you, you can sit back and relax at one of the many great restaurants, wineries, cafes and breweries in the region.

If you're ready to tackle a new challenge in a stunning location, with a forward-thinking unitary Council - Apply Now!

Applications Close: 30 Jan 2022

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

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, 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.