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Senior Project Manager Complex

Senior Project Manager ( Complex) - System Design and Delivery

  • Exciting times for the New Zealand Transport Agency with a major programme of work to deliver
  • Take a leadership role in project delivery
  • Lead best practice activity
  • Located in our Auckland/Northland or Wellington 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.

This is a unique opportunity to use your first rate engineering and management skills to contribute to the planning and development of the State Highway network in the region. The role is multi-facetted, requiring strong leadership qualities to manage our suppliers' project teams. This will involve close collaboration and engagement with other teams in the Transport Agency, local authorities, and a variety of stakeholders and development partners.  This is where your strong relationship skills will come to the fore.

As a Senior Project Manager (Complex) you will think and work strategically, ensuring that the forward work plan for the projects you are involved in contribute to the Transport Agency's vision of creating safer journeys for New Zealanders.   You will take a leadership role within the project team and be the go to person in more complex projects. 

We are making large investments in critical projects and services to ensure a seamless transport system.  The work we do impacts directly on the New Zealand economy.

This role will require some degree of travel, as you will be working on projects, sometimes out of the immediate region.

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

  • At least 10 years' experience in project management, including programme, financial & risk management
  • The ability to develop projects applying strong understanding of legislation and the business case approach
  • Experience providing leadership in a range of projects
  • Experience in managing contracts within the civil engineering industry and a sound understanding of NZS3910
  • A collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • The ability to drive complex projects to completion
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience in engaging with both internal and external stakeholders


An engineering qualification or project management experience within the transport/engineering sector is desirable, as is a Chartered Professional Engineer qualification (CPEng or equivalent) and a professional membership of IPENZ (MIPENZ).

If you are passionate about making a difference, having the ability to influence and effect change, and want to work with committed, dedicated friendly people; then we would like to hear from you.

This role can be based in Auckland/Northland or Wellington.

Applications close:  31 August 2017.  Applications will be assessed throughout the advertising period.

For a copy of the position description and to apply:

For further information please contact Lesley Hardy 04 894 6284 or Katie Diggins 04 894 2613  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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