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Reference: 4963535

An exciting opportunity exists for a Planner to join our small yet dynamic Resource Consents team.

Whanganui is growing at an unprecedented rate and the consenting team is responsible for managing this growth in a way that delivers the best, most sustainable, planning outcomes for our forward thinking community.

Like our district, the work is diverse - our planners manage a varied workload dealing with a very wide range of urban and rural planning issues, including agricultural, commercial, greenfield/infill residential, subdivision, cultural and built heritage, environmental and natural hazards management. Principal responsibilities of the role include making recommendations on planning applications, providing advice to internal and external customers on District Plan enquiries and undertaking planning enforcement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, a planner who can hit the ground running owing to their familiarity with District Plans and the Resource Management Act. Communication and negotiation skills are prerequisites, including proven report writing ability and being able to connect and work alongside our diverse customer base to achieve best outcomes.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a self-motivated individual who is looking for a challenge and exposure to consent applications and planning issues of various complexity. Recent graduates or candidate/s with some planning experience are encouraged to apply. A relevant tertiary qualification in planning/resource management is preferable, with relevant experience desirable.

If you are looking for variety in your everyday planning work, want to join a results-focussed planning team with a proven track record in delivering the highest standard of service delivery, then you need to contact Hamish Lampp, Planning Manager for a chat - give him a call on 06 349 3022 or (Please do not send applications to this person).

Applications Close - 24 January 2020

Applications Close: 24 Jan 2020