Team Leader Land Development Consenting

As the Team Leader Land Development Consenting, you will lead a team of Land Development Engineers in processing Resource Management Act and Building Act consenting matters.
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  • Infrastructure and environmental sector
  • Fulltime, permanent
  • Location, Petone

Who are we:

We manage the drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea for our councils – Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community and engineering consultants and contractors on projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

Where you come in:

The Team Leader Land Development Consenting position sits within our Network Strategy and Planning group, who are responsible for developing the three waters strategy with a 100-year planning period. 

As the Team Leader Land Development Consenting, you will lead a team of Land Development Engineers in processing Resource Management Act and Building Act consenting matters; you will undertake a high component of continuing to “do” work, growth planning and consenting, while working with our stakeholders, managing escalations, business and financial planning, and implementing continual improvements.  You will also be responsible for managing Wellington Water’s 3 Waters (water, wastewater and stormwater) advice and requirements relating to land development proposals and consenting matters. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and demonstrated experience working in a in engineering, planning, asset management or similar position.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team of engineers.
  • A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience working at a senior level preferably in 3 waters or land development – but may be in infrastructure, planning or asset management.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely convey information and ideas in both oral and written communication.
  • Thorough knowledge of consenting under the Resource Management Act planning procedures and Civil Engineering Practice.
  • Knowledge of consenting procedures under the Building Act.
  • Knowledge of National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards, Regional Strategies and Plans and Standards.
  • Knowledge of district planning policy and procedures and the application of standard and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Local Government Act and Water policies and bylaws.
  • Relationship management skills, including experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A collaborative mindset – you will understand what it takes to bring people together to achieve results.
  • An understanding of the detail while focusing on the big picture.
  • The ability to communicate and build strong relationships with stakeholders, so they feel well informed and have a high level of trust. 

In addition to the above, you will be self-starter who is focused on providing solutions and outcomes that are in line with best practice. and enjoy working both across the company and with our councils as we strive to continue to improve how we do things. 

What’s in it for you:

It’s an exciting time to join our organisation.  We have some big aspirations to continue being an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region.  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 for the region and its councils

Closing date: Sunday 27 June 5.00pm

Position Description

If you require additional information, please contact Rebecca Wilson, Recruitment Lead –

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Petone Office

25 Victoria St
5012 Lower Hutt Directions (04) 912 4400 View page

Staff benefits

Learning & Development
Our people are encouraged to identify learning and development opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills, and advance their career

We look after our people. As well as having a comprehensive wellbeing program covering up to the minute hot topics, health, fitness, mental and social wellbeing we also provide inoculations, eye tests, workplace assessments, and other health related events

Five Weeks Annual Leave
Upon completion of two years current continuous service, staff accrue an additional fifth week's annual leave during their third and subsequent years

Work/Life Balance
Work/life balance is recognised as an integral aspect of employee satisfaction. We offer flexible work hours and regular social events


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