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Project Manager, Waiouru

NZ Defence Force
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Project managers
Central Plateau - Waiouru
Central Plateau
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

This position, based at Waiouru Military Camp, will manage complex, multi-million dollar projects and has responsibility for project management and the delivery of identified infrastructure projects. The role has responsibility for the development of project plans and schedules, management of design, construction suppliers and project reporting through the life of the project until hand-over to BAU. 

Our Waiouru facilities include all camp buildings, barracks and associated infrastructure, housing and the 63,000 hectares of training area, situated in the beautiful Central Plateau in the Ruapehu region. It boasts outstanding scenery and outdoor experiences year round, from skiing in winter, mountain biking, hiking and much more.

Within this role, while working alongside the Estate Delivery Manager, your strong interpersonal skills will see you confident in dealing with site business representatives, local NZDF FM Services contractor, commercial consultants and contractors and NZDF HQ personnel. Being staunchly methodical, you will manage projects and develop project documentation for infrastructure that is a key enabler of military capability and operations, and contributes to the expected transformation of the NZDF estate.

What we need

You will bring skills, knowledge and experience in :

  • Significant experience within construction project delivery and programme development including familiarisation with project management methodologies that are considered best practice e.g. PRINCE2.

  • Building design development process from concept through detailed design

  • Expert in stakeholder management with an acute sense of commercial acumen which is invaluable around the negotiation table.

  • Experience in infrastructure planning finding workable solutions to complex problems

  • Set and maintain a high standard of construction contract processes, quality assurance, as well as keeping up to date with all the relevant legislative requirements needed for the role.

Who we are

Defence Estate and Infrastructure (DEI) are critical enablers for the delivery of NZDF military capabilities and the support it provides to other government agencies and the community. The current Estate is a complex network of approximately 81,000 hectares and 5000 buildings spread across nine camps and bases, two large land training areas and various regional locations. The Estate Delivery unit is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of estate, property and related infrastructure for the NZDF and wider NZ community.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us 

This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to the NZDF. In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!

How to Apply 

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please visit our Defence Careers page or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Rob Ansell on 021 927 469 quoting NZD-1905025

Applications close on Sunday 26 May 2019

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR

  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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