Solicitor - Resource management

We are looking for an ambitious solicitor with two to four years' PQE to join our highly experienced resource management (RMA) team in Auckland. 

The person we are seeking will work alongside leaders in their field, Jennifer Caldwell and Vanessa Evitt, who are specialists in all aspects of resource management and environmental law.  Our RMA team regularly advises clients on the full spectrum of Resource Management Act matters ranging from large infrastructure projects to national and local policy developments.  Our practice includes conservation and Māori law, as well as advising on central and local government processes.

In this role you will assist in providing advice, advocacy and dispute resolution to local authority, infrastructure, corporate, and private clients on resource management and local government matters.  You will be involved with a variety of intellectually challenging matters that will allow you to successfully develop and progress your legal career in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

This is a unique opportunity to join New Zealand's largest national RMA practice which will provide you with unrivalled opportunities for collaboration, professional development, access to top clients and exposure to market leading matters. 

What matters to us

We value people who bring a different perspective, who are passionate, curious, and innovative.  To be successful in this role, you would ideally:

  • Have two to four years' PQE.  Experience working with the Resource Management Act is key
  • Be interested progressing your career in resource management law
  • Enjoy working collaboratively within the team, across the firm and with an array of clients
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, and keen on developing yourself through continuous learning.
What we offer

A career with us gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients within internationally recognised teams, alongside some of New Zealand's leading legal talent to shape the future of business in New Zealand.  We offer a range of benefits that enable you to be the best you can be:

  • An extensive professional development programme
  • A range of leave benefits including a Buddle Findlay day
  • Flexible working practices
  • Regular social, sports and wellness events, charity initiatives, and opportunities to join various committees within the firm (eg diversity and inclusion committee)
  • Competitive salary, health insurance benefits and an employee assistance programme.

Harri (talent attraction specialist from our people and culture team) is keen to talk with anyone interested in this opportunity – reach out to him for a confidential conversation at 09 363 0607 or or connect with him on LinkedIn.

We look forward to you joining our team and being part of our success.

Together we grow, Ka tipu tahi tatau.