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Project Manager

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
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Project managers
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Use your project management skills to deliver social housing
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Strong delivery focus

Te Tākinatanga - Our story

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Our role

The Project Manager is a dedicated resource focused on delivering planned volume programmes that reside under the individual regional work streams. Working in a matrix type structure, where the accountability for the planned work programme resides with the respective delivery Programme Manager.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience, ideally in construction
  • Project Management qualification, preferably Prince 2
  • Sound experience managing projects with the ability to prepare comprehensive and robust project plans which identify project risks and mitigation strategies
  • Experience with the delivery of high volume work activities
  • Demonstrated experience working in the property or construction industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in plan language
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in managing property maintenance or minor capital upgrades
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder relationships through consultation and partnership.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract management and negotiation
  • Computer literate in MS suite of products, particularly Word, Excel, Visio and MS Project

Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga - One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau - We trust each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai - We care about each other as people
  • Te Koha - Everyone's contribution matters
  • Te Māhaki - We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu - We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai - Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Friday, 24 January 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 50266GJO.

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