Land Development Engineer

Tararua offers you the lifestyle you have always dreamed of.  Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions, and country hospitality at its best!  If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice.  All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses.  The Tararua District provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

The Tararua District is experiencing increasing population and growth at a rate not seen in decades, justifying the need for a full time Land Development Engineer. This role plays a critical role in ensuring land and housing development across the district is in line with local and national standards and achieving the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.

As the Land Development Engineer, you will apply your technical skills and experience to engineering aspects of all Building and Resource consents and asset approvals processed by Council and see the developments through to construction and completion.

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in civil or environmental engineering and preferably have 3 years of relevant engineering experience. You have an understanding of the Resource Management Act, District/Regional Plans, NZS4404:2010, Building Act and Local Government Act. You’ll also have experience in project management and/or design of subdivision and land development activities.

As you’ll be joining a collaborative team environment, you’ll be a strong communicator. This role will require you to travel around the district using Council vehicles, so you’ll also hold a valid New Zealand driver’s license.

We offer a flexible working arrangements, competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the district to contribute to Tararua’s growth and development.

We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.

For more information please call 06-374-4080 or email:

Application for Vacancy - Land Development Engineer
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Applications close Friday 31st March 2023.

Please ensure you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.