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Senior Project Manager - Asbestos Assessor and Technical Expert

Date: 08-Jul-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Showcase your skills in asbestos risk assessment
  • Undertake asbestos surveys, sample analysis and proficiency testing
  • Fixed term contract to December 2019


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council is working to complete a programme of risk assessment of all of its Community Facilities buildings with a view to delivering on Council’s vision of celebrating Tāmaki Makaurau as a world class city.  As part of this journey, we want to develop an Asset Management plan that is bold and contemporary but also ensure that it complies with all the current building regulations.

This rare fixed term opportunity to December 2019 will allow you to showcase your skills in asbestos risk assessment. In line with this vision and as part of the Asset Management Intelligence Support Team within Community Facilities, you will assist in the assessment of buildings for Asbestos and other building risks while also helping to successfully guide capex and opex projects. As senior project manager - Asbestos Assessor and Technical Expert your focus will be on supporting and mentoring the Asset Risk Assessment Programme Team. Throughout the process you will consult with a wide range of stakeholders (such as stakeholders, council staff and contractors) to ensure a beneficial solution is delivered.  


He kōrero mōu: About you


We need a pragmatic individual with political nous who guides outcomes through influence and good communication. Ideally, you will already have experience in the construction and built space environment, as this will assist you in understanding the issues and impacts of projects on local communities. You will have proven relevant experience in building assessment/surveying particularly with reference to asbestos identification and removal, maintenance, capital works and/or renewals projects based in construction, engineering and/or architecture). You will also have some laboratory technical knowledge. These skills will be evident in delivering accurate reports and surveys and undertaking activities from start through to completion alongside an in-depth knowledge of programme and project management. As well as experience working in multi-disciplinary cross functional teams you will have the ability to make decisions on the spot, strong collaboration skills and the ability to ‘manage’ quality outcomes. In addition to an understanding of the working functions and nuances of local and central government, you will be comfortable with change and ambiguity. Finally, to be successful in this role you will need to be able to listen and understand while also being able to think for yourself.


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 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.


Applications close Monday, 29 July 2019.

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


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.