New Zealand Law Society - Resource Management Lawyer (3+ years' PQE)

Resource Management Lawyer (3+ years' PQE)

Lane Neave’s national Resource Management and Environmental team is growing and we’re recruiting for an experienced lawyer to join us in either our Queenstown, Auckland or Christchurch office.

We offer a people first approach in everything we do and genuinely prioritise the wellbeing of people. We act for some of New Zealand’s leading corporations including Woolworths, KiwiRail, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on large projects and RMA matters.

If this sounds like you, then join one of NZ’s leading resource management and environmental teams and grow your career with us. 

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a well-respected partner, that heads a top-performing resource management and environmental team in a flexible and people first environment. We have national reach with exposure to a varied range of work and a diversity of clients.

What sets us apart is that you will:

  • Be involved with top tier work.
  • Have access to market leading salaries.
  • Enjoy significant client contact and varied, interesting work.
  • Enjoy professional support and development, working in a collegial team.
  • Have the opportunity for real work-life balance.

You can be confident you will be given opportunities to take on responsibility focused on your development, but with the necessary guidance and support. You will also have the benefit of building close working relationships with our clients and within the resource management and environmental team, and across the wider firm including our commercial property and building and construction teams, where a culture of shared knowledge and expertise, development and mentorship is openly encouraged.

About You:

Ideally, you will have 3-7 years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) of resource management and environmental experience with exposure to the resource consenting of major projects and participation in plan formulation processes. Motivated and ambitious, you’ll thrive on being able to contribute to quality legal advice and on being able to develop and grow client relationships and business; delivering results while instilling confidence.

Most importantly you will be eager, innovative and ready to grow your career with us.

About Lane Neave:

At Lane Neave we’re proud of our people! We tap into more than 150 years of experience and provide our hugely talented pool of emerging and current legal experts with the opportunity to make the complex simple.

Keeping people at the heart of Lane Neave defines who we are and how we operate.

We’re exceptionally proud of our team and our achievements, winning multiple awards for our technical expertise, workplace and culture including: Employer of Choice (<100 lawyers) at the 2023 NZ Law Awards, and NZ Firm of the Year and Work-Life Balance National Firm of the Year at the 2022 Women in Business Law Awards Asia Pacific.

What we can offer:

Under the leadership of nationally ranked partner Josh Leckie and a supportive leadership team of senior lawyers providing mentorship and support, we can offer:

  • Highly engaging and supportive work environment.
  • Complex and stimulating resource management, environmental and projects work.
  • Excellent coaching and market profile.
  • Award-winning work-life balance culture.
  • Training and career development of a firm invested in your future success.
  • A genuine commitment to flexible working and part time roles.
  • Flexibility and travel, with projects and clients across New Zealand and resource management and environmental staff located in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

We will be assessing applications as they are submitted, so don’t delay!

For specific questions about the role, please contact Jo Clementson – People and Capability Advisor on 03 371 7350 or