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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is focused on working in partnership with their community to ensure that Central Hawke's Bay is a thriving district, with efficient and appropriate infrastructure, services and regulatory functions.  To enable this, we are instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to add real value to our communities.

Experience the benefits of growing your career in a stunning environment and community. If you are interested in a career opportunity in an innovative and dynamic workplace check out our current vacancies below:

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is a Local Authority in the thriving Hawke’s Bay Region, situated in Waipawa approximately 40km south of Hastings. We are committed to providing a great place to work, that values diversity and inclusion, and develops skilled people who can lead our community to thrive.

We are now seeking a Senior Resource Consents Planner to join our consents team. This is an exciting role for planners who are keen to work in a growing and changing environment, where you will be challenged with a variety of opportunities daily.

Reporting to the Customer and Consents Manager, this role is accountable for resource consenting, subdivision consents, providing planning advice to the public and ongoing monitoring. This role would suit a planner with at least 3 years’ experience. You may be a planner looking to step up in to a senior role, or a successful and experienced practitioner looking for a change of pace.

This role is full-time (40 hours per week) Monday to Friday, but we would also consider supporting flexible working hours for the right candidate.

The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource and subdivision consenting
  • Provision of planning advice to the public and applicants
  • Understanding the District Plan
  • Training and mentoring up and coming staff
  • Upkeep of our practices with current legislation and policy
  • Working with the Customer and Consents Manager to develop policies and templates

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A relevant qualification in planning or environmental management
  • Membership of the NZPI is preferable but not essential
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A current Driver’s Licence

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is committed to ongoing professional development and provides ongoing training opportunities and NZPI membership.

To be successful in this role, you will also need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to customer excellence and smarter thinking.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

For more information, please call Robyn Burns directly on 0272205375

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is a Local Authority in the thriving Hawke’s Bay Region, situated in Waipawa approximately 40km south of Hastings. We are committed to providing a great place to work, that values diversity and inclusion, and develops skilled people who can lead our community to thrive.

We are now seeking two Building Consents Officers to join our Consents Team to meet market demand and manage continued development in our district.

Reporting to the Building Consents Team Leader, this role has plenty of variety. You will be accountable for providing advice to customers, processing consents, undertaking site inspections and liaising with external consultants and industry.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and have the appropriate competencies described below.  At a minimum, you will have completed and obtained a National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or equivalent.

Our immediate requirement is for the processing of building consents however a preference for inspections can also be accommodated.  We are a small team punching well above our weight and a close working relationship with Land Transport, 3 Waters, Building Consent teams and external consultant teams are essential to our success. No two days are the same and the work is varied.

This role is ideally full-time (40 hours per week) Monday to Friday, but we would also consider supporting flexible working hours for the right candidate.

The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing of Building Consents
  • Undertaking Site Inspections
  • Processing of CCC applicators
  • Provision of advice to customers
  • Liaising with external consultants and industry
  • Upkeep of our practices with current legislation and policy

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A National Diploma in Building Control Surveying or Regulation 18 equivalent qualification
  • Competencies for Res2 and Com2
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • A methodical nature, an eye for detail and some good old-fashioned common sense
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with GoGet preferred but not essential as full training will be provided
  • A current Driver’s Licence

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is committed to ongoing professional development and provides ongoing training opportunities and NZPI membership.

To be successful in this role, you will also need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to customer excellence and smarter thinking.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

For more information, please call Robyn Burns directly on 0272205375

This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative, and eager person who is looking to grow professionally, to come join the CHB Whanau and support the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

About the opportunity:

As a Project Management Cadet, you will be initially responsible for supporting the Project Management Office (PMO) to deliver successful project outcomes alongside our project managers and project engineers.

Through this newly created role you will have the opportunity to learn and develop skills on the job, with exposure to many different aspects of project delivery, from project initiation and planning through to contractor management and delivery of physical works. You will be a key member of the PMO delivering high quality outcomes for our community.

With the adoption of our 2021-31 long-term plan, “Facing the Facts”, and a significantly increased capital programme to deliver, we are planning for and investing in the future of Central Hawkes’ Bay, but to achieve great things we also need great people and see this role as an opportunity to invest in and develop a future leader in Central Hawke’s Bay.

You will be hands on and supporting our busy team to deliver key projects – you could find yourself working on our programme to upgrade our district’s wastewater treatment plants, drinking water plant upgrades and reticulation network renewals, projects within our roading programme or the delivery of other projects for one of the many areas within council.

About you:

This opportunity would suit someone who is eager to learn, a self-starter, inquisitive, enjoys a collaborative environment, interested in project management and is passionate about delivering quality outcomes.

You could be a recent school leaver, have finished or be finishing tertiary study, or be looking for a change in career.

In this full-time role, you will need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ so we can plan for tomorrow to futureproof Central Hawke’s Bay.

To help get started in this role, you could have:

  • A related qualification or similar relevant experience
  • Experience working with contractors
  • Confidence and passion about engaging with the community
  • High level of computer skills across the Microsoft suite
  • An interest in science and/or engineering
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • An inquisitive and questioning mindset
  • A clean NZ driver’s licence.
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Reporting to one of our Project Managers, you will assist with planning, executing, and monitoring assigned projects. You will be expected to engage with the community and stakeholders. This role is an excellent start in the world of project delivery with many advancement pathways for the right person.

How to apply:

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via seek.

Applications close 15 July 2022.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

If you would like to know more or for a confidential discussion, please reach out to Ben Swinburne (Project Manager) on 06 857 8060 or by email at ben.swinburne@chbdc.govt.nz

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Foreign nationals (excluding Australians) wishing to work in New Zealand must have work visas. All applications are tested against the New Zealand labour market. The standard work visa is for a two or three year period.

Spouses and children of working visitors must also apply for the relevant visas (visitor, student or work). Applications take approximately four to six weeks and cost around NZD250-300.

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