Team Leader - Land Development Consenting

Wellington Water

Team Leader - Land Development Consenting

  • Excellent leadership opportunity
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Based in Petone

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.

The remuneration range for this role is $118,918 - $167,885 (including KiwiSaver) depending on skills and experience.

The opportunity

The purpose of this role is to lead a team of Land Development Engineers in processing Resource Management Act and Building Act consenting matters related to Three Waters infrastructure. The Team Leader Land Development Consenting will lead the team as well as undertake technical reviews of complex developments, while working with our stakeholders, managing escalations, business and financial planning, and implementing continual improvements.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • significant working experience at a senior level preferably in Three Waters or land development - but may be in infrastructure, planning or asset management
  • a thorough knowledge of consenting under the Resource Management Act planning procedures and Civil Engineering Practice
  • knowledge of consenting procedures under the Building Act, as well as knowledge of National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards, Regional Strategies and Plans and Standards
  • an understanding of the district planning policy and procedures and the application of standard and procedures, plus of the Local Government Act and Water policies and bylaws
  • experienced in managing and resolving conflict
  • highly developed relationship, negotiation and influencing skills
  • a strong customer focus, solutions-focused and sound judgement
  • ability to work in a collective and collaborative leadership environment
  • strong coaching and mentoring skills that leads to strengthened capability in both what staff do and how they do
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, able to put ideas across in a logical and coherent fashion
  • a qualification in engineering, planning, asset management or similar degree.

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Applications close: 13 February 2023

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