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Programme Principal Coastal and Geotechnical

Date: 29-Apr-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Manage significant and specialist coastal and geotechnical capital renewal projects across the Auckland Region
  • Utilise your engineering and project management skills
  • Join a thriving team as specialist project manager


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Community Facilities (CF) is committed to making great places Aucklanders love. This commitment extends to a lifecycle approach in 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. 
Reporting to the Manager Major Projects in the Project Specialisation Office (PSO), you’ll be the unit’s programme delivery lead in the specialist areas of coastal and geotechnical capital renewal projects.


As Programme Principal you’ll lead and manage the entire coastal and geotechnical renewals programme from compiling and prioritising the rolling 1-3-10 year programmes in conjunction with technical specialists, governors and key stakeholders, and will utilise a combination of direct management, internal project delivery units and external suppliers to deliver the required project outcomes under the programme. 


He kōrero mōu: About you
Your background will likely demonstrate experience in specialist engineering structures, alongside project experience in capital works delivery including programme planning, design and construction phases. We’re looking for strong experience in project and programme management, including substantial and proven understanding of managing delivery risk.


With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll build effective relationships with ease and have the agility to work cross functionally across the unit and other council departments.


Alongside professional body registration (preferred), you have a degree or tertiary qualification in Engineering and/or associated relevant field including programme and/or project management. 
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
This is a fantastic opportunity to take up a significant project management role and bring to bear your experience, expertise and high-quality advice to enable the delivery of important projects for our communities – making a tangible difference that will benefit generations to come. 


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 lead in 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. 


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.

Applications close Sunday 16th May, 2021 


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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.


Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.