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Senior Project Manager – Regional Rail (fixed term), Waikato Regional Council, Waikato  

They have a great opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join their team and play an integral part in planning the delivery of the Hamilton to Auckland start up rail service. This is an exciting project with the new service scheduled for commencement in June 2020 and the role will be working with our partner organisations to ensure the successful project delivery. 

They are looking for a proactive and resilient individual with proven experience in supporting the successful delivery of complex projects, working across multiple stakeholders, and who can hit the ground running.  Your proven ability to exercise judgement and succeed in complex environments that have a strong delivery focus will be essential for this role. 

To be considered for this role, it is anticipated that you will have tertiary qualifications and proven experience of being successful in similar project or programme management roles, with at least five years' experience of project management.

Experience within of New Zealand local government, public transport knowledge, and PMI or Prince2 certification would be advantageous. 

The role is offered as a full time, fixed term role up until 31 July 2020.

Applications close Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Please apply online at career site. 

 Project Manager/ Senior Project Manager - Capital Projects Unit

University of Otago, Christchurch and Dunedin  

Otago University are currently looking for two motivated and dynamic Project Managers to join the Division of Campus Development.

The roles:


To enable the growth of their campus' world-class health science research and education programmes, they have recently announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building to expand their Christchurch campus, making an important contribution to the Health Precinct as part of the city's rebuild. The six-storey building will be the biggest ever construction project the University has undertaken and is forecast to be completed in 2023.

The Christchurch based Project Manager will play an important part in providing client-side project management service for the Christchurch Campus Redevelopment project, currently the University's largest ever capital development project, and will report directly to the University's Project Director.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for three years based in Christchurch.



The University of Otago is currently undertaking the largest ever capital works building programme in its history. The Senior Project Manager will play an important part in providing client-side project management services for one or more of the major projects, contributing to feasibility studies for the Business Cases, procuring and managing consultants, through to the procurement of Contractors, delivery and handover of the project.

The Dunedin based, Senior Project Manager role, reports to the Director of Campus Development.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the University's capital works programme as part of the Campus Development team.

Key tasks:

  • Managing the development and execution of the total project plan in relation to project integration, human resources, scope, time, risk, communication, cost, procurement and quality.
  • Managing the project delivery in close liaison with advisors and other key stakeholders.
  • Managing the project delivery to ensure that the project meets all necessary statutory requirements and complies with the specific delivery policies of the University.
  • Managing the procurement and installation of specialist equipment
  • Ensuring strategic and operational needs of the University are considered and factored into all phases of project delivery.

Skills and Experience:

  • For the Senior Project Manager position ideally a minimum of 5 years' experience of managing large scale projects with multiple stakeholders.

  • For the Project Manager position ideally a minimum of 5 years' experience managing small-medium scale projects with multiple stakeholders within a construction delivery environment.

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, political nous and strong service ethic.

  • Demonstrated experience in scope, time, quality, risk and procurement management within a capital projects environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing successful leadership to both multi-disciplinary project teams and complex projects.

  • A tertiary qualification in construction management, engineering, architecture or similar.

  • A member of an appropriate professional institution.


Applications close Sunday 27 October 2019.

Please apply online at career site.

Change Lead (Fixed term), Waikato Regional Council, Waikato  

Waikato Regional Council are looking for an experienced Change Lead to play an integral part in the successful delivery of our large, complex, transformational projects. They currently have two projects of this nature - the HRWO Implementation Project - a policy and behaviour change project which affects the use of land for farming in the Waikato region, and Project Reboot - an internally-focused project seeking to adopt new processes and ways of working across council, alongside the implementation of a new corporate software solution. The successful candidate will be assigned to one of these exciting projects, depending on their skills, experience, interest, and team fit.

 They are looking for an influential and resilient individual with a passion for enabling organisational change to take up this challenge. The role requires:

  • Exceptional organisational and people skills, with a strategic mindset
  • Proven ability to exercise judgement and succeed in complex, sensitive environments, coupled with the tangible delivery of project elements relating to the full change management lifecycle
  • Experience of being successful in similar change leadership roles in a project environment
  • Exposure and experience operating in a government environment is not a must but extremely desirable. 

To be considered for this role, it is anticipated that you will have tertiary qualifications and certification in change management frameworks would be advantageous.

 The role is offered as a full time, fixed term role to end of June 2021, with potential for extension.

Applications close Sunday 3 November 2019.

Please apply online at career site. 

Project Manager, Delta, Dunedin 

Delta has an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager to join their dedicated Electrical Distribution contracting team in Dunedin.

The primary focus of the project manager role is for safe, efficient and profitable project delivery. Projects are primarily in the electricity supply (distribution) industry and involve civil, mechanical and electrical trades. Key deliverable expectations include fundamental tasks in project management and associated risk, environmental and quality management. The compilation and provision of work packages for delivery by both internal and subcontracted teams is paramount, as is the technical support for those works.

If you enjoy a fast-paced role and you gain satisfaction from ensuring projects are delivered on time, and to specification, then this is the role for you. You will have demonstrated experience and capability in project management combined with a relevant qualification. If you have previous experience in the electrical industry this will be highly advantageous.

In return, you’ll be able to develop your skills, manage interesting projects within the area to build on your portfolio and offered a competitive remuneration. Relocation assistance will also be taken into consideration.

Applications close Wednesday 9 November 2019.

Please apply online at career site. 

Project Portfolio Support Manager, Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington Regional Hospital, Newtown

Establish a new portfolio and project support (P3M) function to provide process leadership and direction to CCDHB in the successful delivery of its project portfolio. This includes:

  • provision of independent advice and assurance to CCDHB's leaders,
  • fostering a culture of professional practice across the CCDHB project delivery community,
  • stewardship of the Project Management Framework (PMF) and supporting tools, and
  • driving measurable improvement in the portfolio and project performance aspects of the NZ Treasury's Investor Confidence Rating (ICR).


  • Own the Project Management Framework (PMF) process.
  • Provide support and advice to programmes and projects.
  • Provide portfolio and programme level analysis and insights to executive-level governance.
  • Develop CCDHB P3M competence.


  • Track record of organisational portfolio, programme and project management (P3M).
  • Experience in working across multiple subject area domains - the role spans health, corporate, physical facilities and ICT.

Expected to have one or more relevant certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Prince2 (Practitioner), Managing Successful Programmes (Practitioner), Management of Portfolios.

Applications close Wednesday 24 October 2019.

Please apply online at career site. 

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