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Senior Development Engineer - Ref 091

Want to be part of a team which is solution focused and helps ensure innovative design solutions integrate with our unique Kapiti Coast environment?  Here’s your chance!

Working within the regulatory department, you will be a key link between the Council’s infrastructure and the resource consent teams, as well as developers and their agents– providing engineering advice on resource consent applications for subdivisions and land developments.  You will assess engineering plans, assist in ensuring appropriate engineering conditions are included in resource consents and undertake audit and compliance inspections on infrastructure works undertaken by developers to ensure assets vested in Council through subdivision and development meet Council’s requirements.

This is a full time position based in Paraparaumu.  The Ideal candidate will have the following prerequisites:

  • AIPENZ or BEng Tech, BEng (Civil), NZCE (Civil) or NZCE/REA, or equivalent;
  • Previous design and/or construction experience in subdivision developments with understanding of sustainable development principles;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of engineering plans, engineering construction      standards, specifications & contract documentation, contract supervision / administration;
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and under time constraints;
  • Excellent customer/public relation skills and ability to relate to a wide range of people.
  • Knowledge of the Resource Management Act is advantageous

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Paul Busing, Development Control Team Leader on 04 296 4700 or email 

Applications close 12 noon, Monday 10 July 2017.  Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application, pre-employment check forms, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked “Senior Development Engineer 091” to  

Applicants will need to undergo the pre-employment checks, including police, criminal history and credit checks. You must also be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Job Description

2017 03 JD Senior Development Engineer.pdf


Application and Security Check forms:

Application Form (PDF)
Application Form (WORD)
Criminal History Check Form (Please note:  This form is provided by the Ministry of Justice and is available in PDF only)
Police Vetting Form (Please note:  This form is provided by New Zealand Police and is available in PDF only)
Credit Check Form (PDF)