Programme Manager (Full Facilities Contracts)

Date: 22-Nov-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Two opportunities
  • Build, manage and maintain effective relationships with contractors, stakeholders, and customers
  • Deliver capital works programme and process improvements and efficiencies


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Community Facilities (CF) is committed to making great places Aucklanders love while supporting a number of related services such as asset management and renewals of existing structures and open areas. Committed to a lifecycle approach to asset management, we work to build, maintain and renew our world class community buildings and public spaces including parks, walkways, libraries and leisure centres. As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities while also delivering strategically significant programmes. 


We currently have two opportunities for a Programme Manager across two different local board clusters:


  • Whau, Waiheke & Aotea/Great Barrier – this would include travel to the islands and;
  • Devonport - Takapuna & Kaipatiki

Reporting to the Area Operations Manager, as Programme Manager you’ll lead a portfolio of building and open space capital works and renewals projects for your local board areas. These projects will be delivered via council staff, contractors and consultants across programmes of assigned low to medium complexity projects, typically with project values up to $300k. When considering the project numbers, these projects can form up to 70% of the annual programme.
You’ll lead consultation with customers and stakeholders and provide sound advice, as required, in relation to the programmed works, taking ownership of financial planning/allocation, forecasting and phasing during execution stage and ensuring optimum value for money is achieved.
He kōrero mōu: About you
A degree or relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent gained experience is essential and a tertiary qualification in programme and/or project management (e.g prince2, PMP, CAPM, C3PM or equivalent) is preferred. 
You’ll have the ability to make decisions on the spot, proven communication expertise, strong collaboration skills and the ability to ‘manage’ the quality outcomes of a large portfolio of asset types, people and stakeholders. Relationship building and collaboration will be core to your success in this role. You will foster strong working relationships across a variety of areas, encouraging engagement and positively influencing all parties to ensure a successful outcome.
We need a pragmatic individual with political nous who guides outcomes through influence and good communication. You’ll have proven relevant experience in capital works and/or renewals projects and programmes and be able to demonstrate excellent programme and project management, interpersonal and communication skills alongside solid experience in the services sector as well as business improvement projects within large complex environments.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive remuneration and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. At the forefront of our community development, you will be given the opportunity to guide the team toward being dynamic and passionate about what CF does. You will play a crucial role, not only in CF but across Auckland Council. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you will have some flexibility with how those hours are set. 
If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 


Please use the following link to view a copy of the position description – bit.ly/3ph0SUp

Applications close Monday, 6th December 2021


You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.