Senior Resource Management Officer

About the Opportunities

Marlborough District Council (MDC) is now seeking a full-time Senior Resource Management Officer to join their team in Blenheim, with capacity for a less experienced Resource Management Officer to join the team.

Reporting to the Resource Consents Manager, this role will see you primarily responsible for processing a wide range of resource consents across multiple areas, to ensure development and activities within Marlborough are provided for in an environmentally sustainable manner. This includes:

  • Reporting on, monitoring, and coordinating development applications to ensure resource consent conditions are met;
  • Writing planning reports, providing evidence, and acting as an expert witness for Resource Consent hearings and the Environment Court;
  • Acting on behalf of Council to ensure that development adheres with statutory provisions and avoids, remedies or mitigates any adverse impact on the environment;
  • Responding to enquiries and correspondence from the public and relevant interest groups, and ensuring that they are provided with ongoing education regarding topical environmental issues and legislation;
  • Undertaking site visits to determine potential effects and observe the surrounding landscape in determining consent applications;
  • Actively engaging and collaborating with other departments and external stakeholders to develop and maintain strong inter-group and inter-departmental relationships; and
  • In the senior position, providing subject area expertise in processing services and stakeholder guidance.

Package & Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a new challenge and further your career within a thriving Council.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa NZD $70,000 - $92,000 (negotiable with skills and experience) plus a range of additional benefits including:

  • 5% super (matching employee contribution);
  • 5 weeks' annual leave;
  • Flexible hours;
  • 10 days' sick leave;
  • Fleet vehicle;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • Accommodation assistance;
  • Health and income protection insurance; and
  • A wellness program to support your health, wellbeing, and financial security

Council offices are modern and open plan, with the belief that this environment improves functionality and workflow, allowing for improved communication and productivity. The main office building is situated in the CBD, amongst caf├ęs and shops. 30 seconds is all it takes to be in town meeting friends and family for lunch.

Marlborough is a unique district, with a small, friendly population and large geographic footprint encompassing a mix of regional and urban areas. More than 65% of New Zealand's wine comes from this region, and it is home to several endemic species plus the famous Marlborough Sounds.

You will be joining a close-knit team that regularly enjoy each other's company. The social club brings staff together in a relaxed atmosphere for Friday night drinks and other organised events, including mid-year and end of year celebrations.

In addition, MDC encourages professional development, ongoing training, and career progression. You will have the opportunity to take control of your own growth and skill enhancement with Council support, including access to seminars and conferences.

The above are just some of the many amazing benefits of working for MDC - it's no wonder tenure is so high, with many employees having been on board for 25+ years!

About Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council is made up of a diverse workforce who pride themselves on providing a safe and healthy workplace. As a Unitary Authority, MDC provides unique opportunities for their people to learn and grow across a wide range of functions.

Further your Resource Management career with this progressive Council - Apply Now!