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Facilities and Construction Partnership Manager

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

In this new and exciting role as the Facilities and Construction Partnership Manager, you will manage a portfolio of contracts for Defence Estate and Infrastructure. Your responsibilities will include contract transition, contract management, ongoing supply performance and relationship management. You'll maximise the effectiveness of goods and service delivery and develop innovation, solutions and value for money for the New Zealand Defence Force.

What we need

We want an energetic and motivated facilities and construction professional who is able to see the ‘big picture'. You'll be strategically minded and have the ability to make those hard decisions. Your previous experience and background in contract management and facilities along with the ability to work harmoniously with service providers is vital to your success in this role. 

You'll have excellent communication skills which enable you to influence and challenge at a senior level.  You also possess the skill to develop and maintain strong relationships with alliance partners, stakeholders and service providers. 

Ideally you will have at least 7 years' experience managing complex service contracting for infrastructure or property services. Some of this experience will have been in leading contract transition for multiple services across a geographically diverse portfolio. You'll have a relevant property related, commercial and / or relationship management qualification, with a valid driver's licence and the ability to travel within New Zealand as required.   

Who we are

NZDF is undertaking a major regeneration programme developing the Defence Estate in order to achieve our overarching aim of delivering an integrated Defence Force. The Defence Estate is where our personnel live, work and train and comprises of 81,000ha of land, property and infrastructure assets valued at $4.7bn. 

As a team, Defence Estate and Infrastructure is responsible for developing and maintaining these assets to support military capabilities and outcomes. Our purpose is to deliver and manage a high quality, sustainable estate that supports our people now and in the future. Our Defence Estate Regeneration Programme will ensure continued development and investment across our nine camps and bases that will deliver an Estate fit for the 21st century.  This is one of New Zealand's largest regeneration and development programmes. 

We are currently looking for innovative people to help us successfully deliver this programme with exciting opportunities in over 40 civilian roles across many different areas of Defence Estate and Infrastructure, including; strategy, performance, transformation, PMO and delivery.  

NZDF wants your talent to help us achieve our goals and missions and deliver this exciting programme.  This is your opportunity to make your mark, adding value to a diverse and dynamic organisation. We take pride in our work as stewards of the Defence Estate, entrusted to us by the New Zealand public. 

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 Defence Estate and Infrastructure.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and unique working environment based in Wellington. 

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 visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Gillies Baker on 021 902 483. 

Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 25 July 2019.

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:

Low level Security Clearance

  • Most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one of more of the following countries for the last five (5) 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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