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Project Manager - GIQ (24 month fixed-term)

Callaghan Innovation
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Project managers
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Company and the Gracefield Innovation Quarter

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's innovation agency. Our goal is to connect businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to make their ideas happen.

Our Gracefield Innovation Quarter (GIQ) is an important hub for research and development (R&D) in New Zealand, with 70 laboratories and 200 scientists on site. The GIQ Planning team is working towards transforming GIQ into a national hub for innovation where businesses and innovation organisations can come together to drive New Zealand's economic development. We want to create an environment for the GIQ Community to do their best work, where it's easy for our customers to engage with us and to access the R&D support they need to grow.

This role

Reporting to the GIQ Delivery Lead, the GIQ Project Manager will collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver construction projects in accordance with the internal project delivery framework.

This client-side project management role requires a proactive individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills to engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders from senior management to the supply chain.

To be successful you will have the following attributes and skills:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, or property/project management or a relevant trade qualification is beneficial
  • Industry experience and short professional courses in Project/Contract management (i.e. Prince2, MSP)
  • Understanding of NZS3910, Building Act 2004, The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Commercial acumen with experience in consultant and contractor contract negotiation
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to liaise with stakeholders across all levels of organization
  • Previous experience in project delivery of property, facilities and/or infrastructure will be an advantage
  • Ability to self-manage, use initiative and juggle competing demands
  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to resolve issues and manage risk
  • Solid organization skills including attention to detail, time management and multitasking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in a professional manner

This is a unique opportunity to use your skills and experience and help New Zealand shaping the future of R&D.

If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference in an incredibly stimulating role, please apply now to submit your application.

Callaghan Innovation is committed to our Home Safe Everyday policy. You must have the right to live and work in NZ to apply for this job.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 10182GOV.

Applications close Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

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