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Project Manager, Defence Estate & Infrastucture

NZ Defence Force
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Project managers
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Very exciting time to join the Defence Estate and Infrastructure team
  • Unique environment and a unique opportunity
  • Ready for new challenges?

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic project manager who is results driven and thrives on challenges. 
What you will do
This position, based at RNZAF Ohakea, will manage multiple complex, high cost projects within a multi-million dollar infrastructure portfolio. The position will be responsible for all aspects of project management of assigned projects including development of project plans and schedules, management of design, construction suppliers, delivery and project reporting through the life of the project until hand-over to Business as Usual.
Within this role you will work with the Estate Delivery Manager, site business representatives, local NZDF FM Services contractor, commercial consultants and contractors and NZDF HQ personnel to 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
DE&I Ohakea are tasked with delivering a large number of capital projects over the next few years, as well as new capital works to support estate regeneration and an increased operating capability. 

You will need to bring significant experience within construction project delivery and programme development including familiarisation with project management methodologies that are considered best practice e.g. PRINCE2.

A strong understanding of the building design development process from concept through detailed design is essential. You are an expert in stakeholder management with an acute sense of commercial acumen which is invaluable around the negotiation table.

With your experience in infrastructure project planning, finding workable solutions to complex problems isn't an issue for you. You set and maintain a high standard of quality assurance, 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 use the links on this page.

For further information, contact Russell Sowden on 021 937 928 quoting NZDF.1810035

Applications close at 8pm on Sunday October 28 2018.
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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