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Programme Principal (Coastal & Slips Programme)

Date: 10-Jul-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Rare opportunity to be responsible for our Coastal and Slips Programme
  • Permanent full time role in in the Auckland CBD
  • Demonstrate leadership, management and subject matter understanding


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Community Facilities provides world class open space and built facilities that deliver on Auckland's expectations and aspirations. As kaitiaki (guardian) of these facilities, we have an important role in facilitating the wider social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes that promote the wellbeing of our communities.


As part of our Strategic Project Team you will have the opportunity to lead the Coastal and Slips Programme while demonstrating your skills as a subject matter understanding, technical leader and champion responsible for ensuring the delivery of industry best practice and pragmatic value-for-money solutions. Working in close collaboration with Engineering Technical Services content matter experts, your focus will be on delivery and assisting in scoping and assessing priorities across the rolling 3 year programme, With a broad remit you will work across the wider Council family, local boards, the governing body and other key stakeholders to achieve tangible results and positive outcomes produced on time, on or under budget and to a high quality. Alongside direct management, internal project delivery and liaising with external suppliers you may also be involved with issue management and the proactive assessment of delivery risk.


He kōrero mōu: About you


Due to the nature of the role, you will have extensive (10+ years) programme management/project delivery experience working in multi-disciplinary teams. A core focus on capital works and strategically significant projects is preferred. With proven customer focus and strong relationship management skills, you will be able to easily navigate a wide variety of stakeholder relationships. Alongside an understanding of the working functions and nuances of local and central government, you will be comfortable with change and ambiguity.


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. You will be part of a team that is passionate about what we do. 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 facilitate making 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. If you are an internal candidate (not a temp or contractor), please apply via the Tupu internal careers page.

For a confidential discussion please contact Laurie Sabo at


Applications close Thursday, 1 August 2019.

Please note that we may, however, consider applications as they are received so please do not delay in applying


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.


This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.


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.ued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.