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Senior Project Manager Complex - Hawkes Bay

Senior Project Manager (Complex) – System Design and Delivery

  • Exciting times for the New Zealand Transport Agency with a major programme of work to deliver
  • Project variety in a committed, friendly and dedicated team
  • Lead best practice activity
  • Hawkes Bay location


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 management 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 your 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,  drawing on your extensive project management and leadership experience  to ensure 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.  We are making large investments in critical projects and services to ensure a seamless transport system.  The work we do will truly make a difference to New Zealanders.

We can offer work in a professional and passionate team, development opportunities and an excellent working environment in the centre of the city.  If you are keen to grow and progress as a successful project manager and want to help build our new culture that is focussed on being Collaborative, Customer Focussed and Curious we'd love to hear from you.

To be successful in this role you will offer:

  • At least 10 years' experience in project management, including programme, financial and risk management
  • The ability to develop projects applying strong understanding of legislation and the business case approach
  • Experience in managing contracts within the civil engineering industry and a sound understanding of NZS3910
  • A collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • 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 Engineering qualification (CPEng or equivalent) and a professional membership of Engineering New Zealand.

This role is based in the Hawkes Bay. You will be required to travel at times, as you may be working on projects which are based out of the immediate region.

Applications close: 26 November 2017

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


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