The role

See more about the role below, including the responsibilities and skills we are looking for.

Senior Consent Planner - Natural Resources

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 6333551

  • Join a team that values and practically applies your expertise!
  • Great perks, work life balance, benefits, Medical Insurance and base salary starting at $95,641
  • Enjoy the diverse activities living in the Tasman region brings!

About the role:

Tasman District Council are looking for a Senior Consent Planner to join their team specialising in Natural Resources. A large part of this role is the opportunity to mentor our carefully selected Graduates to become competent, pragmatic and informed Planners of the future.

To excel in this role, you will have a highly established resource consent processing background, including robust working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and both regional and district planning rules.

About you:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills will make working within our diverse team and environment a breeze and 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 decision-making skills necessary to secure best practice planning outcomes and deliver effective problem solving for local community issues while understanding the bigger picture for Tasman.

The Perks:

Tasman is a region with an expanding economy and postcard worthy beaches, lakes and national parks. and offers those with a passion for the outdoors an envious variety of activities right on your doorstep including an abundance of wineries, craft breweries, vibrant artisans, world-class mountain biking, and much, much more!

We offer attractive relocation assistance, a generous benefits package to suit your preferences, working from home arrangements, and a paid day off on your birthday! We even have multiple office locations to choose from, Richmond, Motueka or over the hill in Takaka, Golden Bay.

If it's time for a change, to be situated a stones throw from the beach or the river, within a forward-thinking unitary Council - Think Tasman and apply online now!

For more information, give the People & Wellbeing team a call on 03 543 8396.

Applications Close: 11 Jun 2023

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 mid June 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). 

If you're an Engineering student interested in a Rivers Engineering career/Summer Student position, check out this website for more information - Careers | Resilient River Communities (

  • 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.