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Project Delivery Manager (Contractor) - Auckland

NZ Ministry of Education
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Job Description

  • Contractor - 12 months with extension opportunities
  • Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for your next challenge?
  • Would you enjoy delivering a range of projects around the Auckland region?

If the answer is ‘YES' then we have a great opportunity!

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) as a part of the Ministry manages one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand, composed of over 2,100 primary and secondary State schools and over 8,000 hectares of land with a carrying value of $16.5 billion.  EIS is also responsible for managing school payroll, school transport and for the delivery of information communication technology in schools.  EIS undertakes around 3,000 projects per annum; a combination of Ministry and School led projects costing at least $800m per annum.

Capital Works is a team within the EIS, which has been established to manage rebuilding, remodeling and renewing schools across New Zealand.  

Managing the state school property portfolio involves the single largest departmental output expense the Ministry is responsible for in dollar terms. This includes managing the existing property portfolio; focusing on upgrades and improvements to sustain the quality of the portfolio; (including the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme) purchasing and constructing new property to expand the portfolio's capacity to meet the demands of schooling or demographic changes; identifying and disposing of surplus State school sector property; and the management of teacher and caretaker housing.

About the role

The Project Delivery Manager is the single point of contact in the Ministry for schools and external consultants working on the project. They must develop effective relationships and trust with schools and other internal and external stakeholders, and ensure that consultants are working effectively and efficiently to deliver school infrastructure projects on time, to budget and to scope as set out in the project brief.

The Key Priorities include:

  • Project Management
  • Contract Management
  • Problem Solving & Collaboration
  • Building Effective Relationships & Conflict Resolution
  • Procurement

More information is available in the attached Position Description.

About you

The ideal candidate for this role will be a first class problem solver with a track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously. They will work closely with schools to develop high quality infrastructure projects on time, on budget, to a high standard.

Key success factors for this role are:

  • A relevant Project Management qualification
  • Experience managing a mix of small to large size projects
  • Sound knowledge of the local construction market and relevant commercial construction legislation
  • Solid project skills with multiple deadlines, adapting readily to changing priorities
  • Strong financial management with the ability to drive cost accountability
  • Proven track record of strong customer focus and stakeholder relationship management
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and strong computer skills
  • Confidence to be the point of contact for schools, the community, consultants and the Ministry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Energetic and self-motivated. 


Please review the Position Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight Sunday - 1 October 2017.

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