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Group Consents and Planning Manager

Location Flexible

About Us

Bathurst Resources is New Zealand’s largest specialist coal company. We produce over 2.2 million tonnes of coal each year and proudly employ over 550+ people.

At Bathurst, we understand and accept the challenge of responsible mineral extraction and supply. We're committed to sustainable development where economic growth is coupled with respect for conservation and community values.

 We are seeking a motivated person to be part of a growing team of friendly and professional people in the role as Group Consents and Planning Manager.

The Role

Leading our company on environmental planning activities, the Group Consents and Planning Manager will mentor, coach and provide technical guidance as an essential part of the role. A "think outside the box" approach and a high degree of initiative with a consistently positive and collaborative attitude are required. This role provides an opportunity to work on many diverse exciting projects and travel to unique locations within New Zealand. 

Reporting to the site General Manager Health Safety Environment and Community, the Group Consents and Planning Manager will manage the timely and high-quality delivery of environmental planning approvals across the company.

The ideal applicant will have experience in a similar position. We are in an ideal position to support and develop careers for those looking to work in an exciting part of New Zealand's natural resources sector. In return we offer you an overriding commitment to safety and zero harm, a supportive work environment, a residential lifestyle (5/2) and a competitive remuneration package.

The location of this role will be flexible for the right self-starting candidate.

Skills and Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification environmental planning or environmental science or associated field of study (preference for post-graduate qualifications)
  • Minimum of ten years experience in managing and preparing applications for a variety of environmental approvals, preferably in the extractive sector
  • A thorough understanding and proven application relevant planning legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to environmental approvals
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment although the ability to also work autonomously is paramount
  • Proven project management experience of multi-disciplinary technical project teams and ability to manage associated budgets
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Oversee the preparation of reports to exceptional technical and editorial standards with a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem solving and analytical skills for interpreting planning issues and delivering effective results
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to regularly travel across our sites and undertake fieldwork as required
  • Hold a strong commitment to natural resource management
  • Valid New Zealand Drivers Licence or equivalent

 How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send a copy of your updated CV and cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz     

Applications close 23 October 2020

A preemployment medical including Drug and Alcohol testing is part of the recruitment process.  

You must have the right to legally live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.