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Environment Southland : Senior Planners


Career, Development and Lifestyle.
Get it all with Environment Southland.

  • Outdoor adventure on your doorstep
  • Affordable housing, great schooling and short commutes
  • Competitive remuneration and career advancement

Our vision here at Environment Southland is to create a thriving Southland and we are keen to find two more people, to join our team, who share that goal.

We have a lifestyle that’s second to none, with easy access to ski fields, beaches, rivers, lakes, national parks and first class sports facilities. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our employee’s work-life balance is a priority and with affordable real estate, short commutes and a great range of schools on offer there is something for everyone!

We’re looking for two senior policy planners to be part of our team, working with communities to improve Southland’s environment.

The role will suit somebody who has a tertiary qualification and/or relevant work experience in environmental or resource management, and/or strategic transport management. This position will operate across the Policy and Planning team, working on planning projects including the review of our Regional Coastal Plan – covering areas including the world renowned Fiordland coast and the pristine Rakiura (Stewart Island). In addition you will need to have a good understanding of the Resource Management Act and other legislation such as the Land Transport Management Act.

We want people who are enthusiastic, detail-focused, with strong skills to communicate across a wide range of groups. Our work spans all levels of Council, local iwi, community partners, locally and further afield. A high level of report writing expertise would be hugely beneficial.

An initial salary offer will be made within the range $82,025- $96,675.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you – please apply now!

To apply for this job go to: and enter ref code: 4781213.

Applications close 03 August 2019