Asset Planner

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  • Category: Operational Planning
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/9421
  • Job Title: Asset Planner
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A permanent position is available within the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Operations Planning Team based in Christchurch for an Asset Planner.  This is an ideal opportunity for those who are looking to apply their interests in asset management and work scheduling to a rewarding career contributing to the management of New Zealand’s recreational, historic and biodiversity resources. 


This is a great opportunity to contribute to conservation in New Zealand while working with an experienced and motivated team.  The Department manages more than 72,000 assets – everything from huts and signs to bridges and tracks to campgrounds and toilets – and looks after a third of New Zealand’s land.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

DOC’s Asset Planners play a critical role in establishing long-term maintenance programmes and advising on monthly work planning with Rangers.  They advise on DOC’s management of visitor safety and provision of consistent, quality recreation experiences.  You will provide analysis on work capacity and work delivery for Operations in the Eastern South Island (e.g. Canterbury).

As one of three Asset and Maintenance Planners in the Eastern South Island, you will be a key member of the Operations Planning team.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and maintain the Asset Management Information System for recreational, historic and biodiversity work programmes across the Region’s districts
  • Ensure accurate information of the status of assets and work completed
  • Support district staff to schedule work within the asset management tool
  • Use the Department’s Asset Management Information System to provide quality analysis and reports for decision-making
  • Assist with the development of annual business plans
  • Take on other conservation projects aligned to your skills and interests as needs arise

The appointee will join our DOC Operations Planning whānau based in Christchurch and supporting Operations in the whole of DOC’s Eastern South Island.  This team has two Biodiversity Planners, a Recreation Planner, a Treaty Partnership & Community Planner, two other Asset/Maintenance Planners, two Inspectors, and two Works Officers. 

This is largely an office-based role; however, you will need to meet with teams in our district offices on a regular basis (Aoraki Mount Cook, Twizel, Geraldine, Sockburn and Rangiora).  Good communication and team skills are essential to quality relationships with District staff.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

The ideal applicant will have Asset Planning experience or be skilled at managing computer-based information management systems and they will have a connection to the purpose of the Department and conservation.

The successful applicant will have:

  • An understanding of asset/work management principles, practices, and systems
  • A proven ability to manage and analyse data to identify risk and provide quality assurance
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and team membership skills
  • The ability to plan and organise work and resources over a programme of work to meet timeframes

An understanding of capital assets and operational budget management is desirable.  Experience with SAP or similar asset management systems is desired.  A good knowledge of the facilities used within the recreation industry and knowledge of construction principles would also be advantageous.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

If you like analysing data and have an active interest in conservation, then this may well be the role for you.  This is a good opportunity to join a large, highly engaged public organisation.  We value new expertise and perspectives.  We offer a fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above and as described in the role descriptor. 

For any enquiries, please contact Maurice Roers,, 027 545 1708, quoting vacancy 400/9421. 

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.