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Infrastructure Manager - Asset Planning - Christchurch

NZ Ministry of Education
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Job Description

  • Permanent - Full time
  • Extensive background in infrastructure, property and/or asset management

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown's second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About the role

The Infrastructure Manager reports to the Regional Infrastructure Manager and is responsible for providing infrastructure management advice and support for networks of schools in your region. The position also plays a key role in issues resolution and school portfolio planning activities at a regional and national level.

Your key priorities will include:

  • Providing strategic asset management advice to guide optimal short and long-term planning and investment decisions by the Ministry of Education both at individual schools and at an aggregate level, within schooling networks
  • Representing EIS in external or internal project teams that are charged with school network design by  ensuring changes to the school property portfolio are policy compatible, align to the project's objectives and are taken into account in the decision making process.
  • Leading issue resolution both at a systems level and at a school(s) level, through working with internal and external stakeholders.

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Position Description.

About you

You will have an extensive background in infrastructure, property and/or asset management (private and/or public sector) with significant focus on relationship management and problem solving and a track record of success across large property portfolios

You will also offer:

  • well-developed strategic and critical thinking skills and analytical capability
  • proven asset management experience with organisations owning large and complex property portfolios, desirably but not confined to the public sector
  • a track record of success and results in a team environment in a complex delivery organisation that involved strategic and financial/operational management accountability and a high need for stakeholder engagement
  • sound knowledge of the Government's direction, policy priorities, and budgeting processes - sound knowledge and experience of Cabinet and Ministerial processes and procedures, including providing advice on policy, service delivery, and parliamentary processes

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

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight - Sunday 21 April 2019.


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