The role

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

Development Engineer

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 6440717

  • Starting salary of $101k - $110k + competitive benefits of 10% (7% benefits and 3% Kiwisaver)
  • Use that 7% for additional time off, additional cash payments, or additional Kiwisaver - You choose!
  • Relocation packages, medical insurance and alternative working arrangements for the successful applicant!

Seeking a Development Engineer - Come and embrace the Tasman Region!

Join us as a Development Engineer and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tasman region. We are a unitary authority, providing a unique opportunity for engineers to be directly involved on a variety of housing projects and decisions, working within the Resource Consents team.

About the Role

As a Development Engineer, you will leverage your expertise to assist positive consenting outcomes for the Tasman region including providing recommendations for a number of internal and external parties and activities.

Skills and experience

  • Ensure all aspects of development-related infrastructure meet Council requirements and New Zealand Engineering Standards - this includes carrying out site inspections and reviewing designs.
  • Engage with Developers and their Engineers to understand the development objectives, their design process and assumptions, the design outputs, and provide feedback and comment, influence direction.
  • Work closely with Council's Community Infrastructure teams to ensure development-related infrastructure assets are covered in the Resource Consent process.
  • Contribute to the wider activities of the Projects team and work across Council, with stakeholders, iwi and the community.
  • Experience working with Local Government and applying the associated legislation.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or NZ Certificate of Engineering (Civil), or similar relevant qualification.
  • Be able to think logically, analytically, and laterally.
  • Be a great communicator with a wide spectrum of people.
  • Have a competent level of computer skills encompassing Microsoft Office products, geographic information systems, and ability and willingness to learn new/enhanced applications.
  • Hold a current and valid NZ driver's licence.

Discover the Tasman Region

Tasman is a region with a growing economy with picture-postcard landscapes, beaches and National Parks that offer those with a love of the outdoors a quality-of-life others can only imagine. We're highly connected, diverse, and blessed with vibrant arts, artisans, abundant wineries, craft breweries, world-class mountain biking, and much, much more!

Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them.

Applications Close: 11 Oct 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 mid June. 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.