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Project Manager - Construction

Project Manager - System Design and Delivery

  • Exciting times for the New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Broaden your project knowledge and understanding
  • Develop your project management experience with wider project input
  • Located in our Wellington Auckland/Northland or Hamilton office


At the NZ Transport Agency, we're transforming our organisation because the world is changing and we are working to better meet the needs of New Zealand. Technology is making rapid changes to the way people connect and the transport choices we have, and customers and business want faster, easier and more personalised transport services. We're transforming so we can make the most of the future opportunities for New Zealand - join us.

Transport is on the cusp of a revolution. Technology, data, congestion and economic drivers are pushing our transport needs in a new direction.  We are embarking on an unprecedented period of growth in transport construction to meet New Zealand's future needs.

Grow your project management experience in an environment which is committed to your development.  In this role you will get greater exposure across projects in a wider context as part of a collegial, supportive team of project managers.  You will be valued for both learning from and contributing to the greater pool of project knowledge.

In this role you will manage the day to day project activities ensuring sound project management principles are applied and maintaining accurate project management records. You will draw on your solid relationship management abilities to manage contracts with suppliers and industry partners. We are looking for a highly collaborative, proactive and customer focused project manager to represent the Transport Agency throughout the projects you are working on.  You will be exposed to both large and small projects.

This role will require some degree of travel, as you will be working on various projects, across the region.  

To be successful here and in this role you will offer:

  • At least 3 years' experience in project management
  • High energy and passion for delivering quality outcomes
  • Experience in engaging with stakeholders
  • Experience in  contract management within the civil engineering industry
  • Experience in analysing complex engineering problems and solutions
  • Broad experience of road construction and knowledge of planning processes



An engineering qualification or project management experience within the transport/engineering sector is desirable and you will be working towards registration with an industry relevant qualification.


This is truly an exciting time to make history in a sector committed to improving the lives of New Zealanders.

This is an opportunity to step out of the day to day and be involved in projects at a higher level.

Applications will be assessed throughout the advertising period. 

Vacancy closes:   31/8/2017

For a copy of the position description and to apply:

For further information please contact Lesley Hardy Ph: 04 894 6284 or Katie Diggins Ph: 04 894 6213 or  email :

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


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