Infrastructure Compliance Lead

Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors, and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping, or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice! All the facilities are accessible; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, championship golf courses and numerous service clubs including ‘family friendly’ groups. Tararua District has close proximity to the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, with Council Service Centres located in each of the main townships of Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

We are currently seeking an Infrastructure Compliance Lead to join Council’s Utilities Team based in the Tararua District.
As a key member of the team looking after 3 waters and solid waste services for the Tararua district, your role will focus on effective and efficient management of the Council’s infrastructure compliance obligations, particularly relating to water and wastewater resource consents and drinking water standards.

The following skills and work experience are desirable:

  • Experience in a planning or regulatory role
  • Solid working understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991
  • Solid understanding of local government
  • Highly developed documentation, report and workflow process writing skills
  • Highly developed relationship management skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Strong focus on quality in all elements of work

This role requires a good work ethic, team player approach, and passion for learning and supporting Council to successfully meet commitments to our community. We can offer diverse opportunities to further develop your technical and personal skills, positioning you well for future three waters sector changes.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right applicant.

You can download the position description and application form below:

Application - Infrastructure Compliance Lead
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Position Description - Infrastructure Compliance Lead
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Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres, for more information please call 06-374-4080 or email:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 3rd December 2021, please ensure that you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.