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Programme Principal - Seismic Strengthening

Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


In the 2017 Auckland Long Term Plan different funding streams were identified as over and above business as usual, political in nature and recognised as strategic risk areas. To manage these risks, Auckland Council’s Community Facilities (CF) established the Strategic Projects Unit.


The Unit is looking for a Programme Principal to take the lead in managing the Seismic Strengthening funding stream. On 1 July 2017 the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into effect. Its changes impact on CF owned buildings, specifically highlighting the need to be earthquake-prone compliant. The Programme Principal will provide leadership in the management of the entire Seismic Strengthening Programme. This will include the compiling and prioritising of a 3-year work programme in conjunction with key stakeholders and will use a combination of direct management, internal project delivery units and external suppliers to deliver the required project outcomes.  Key areas of focus include proactive assessment of delivery risks alongside prioritisation and management of issues and within allocated budgets.


He kōrero mōu: About you


We need a pragmatic individual with solid attention to detail and political nous who is also able to guide outcomes through influence and effective communication. You will have seismic experience along with proven relevant experience in capital works and/or renewals projects and programmes (based in construction, engineering and/or architecture). To carry out this role you will need to deploy your excellent communication skills as you engage with a wide range of stakeholders to provide best practice guidelines for the specialised development programme as well as work collaboratively with affected tenants, project delivery teams and external suppliers to achieve delivery goals. These skills will be evident in your ability to deliver projects and activities from start through to completion and your in-depth knowledge of programme and project management (including their underlying concepts).


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive salary and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. You will be part of a small 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 Sunday, 4 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.