Senior Project Managers - Operations

Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Make your mark across the Auckland region by showcasing your skills in capital works and renewals project delivery
  • Deliver a variety of projects for our communities across Central or East Auckland
  • Coach and mentor


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Community Facilities (CF) is committed to making great places Aucklander’s love. Delivering 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. 
To help make Auckland’s great places we have a number of Senior Project Manager opportunities, which will see you leading a variety of projects. You will champion and deliver specific complex projects to provide the Auckland public with high quality assets, improving open space and facilities. These projects are focused on capital and renewal works including park development, playgrounds, walkways, sporting facilities, buildings etc (to name just a few). You’ll be responsible for end-to-end project management and delivery, as well as maintaining strong relationships with project stakeholders such as mana whenua, politicians, user groups, business owners and other customers.


Within your role, you’ll provide technical advice as you lead the delivery of project outputs and outcomes. You’ll ensure quality delivery thorough project planning, timely reporting, accurate financial control and effective risk management. You’ll also use your expertise to provide coaching and mentoring support to your Area Operations team.

He kōrero mōu: About you
As a Senior Project Manager, you’ll have significant experience in successful capital works delivery (including renewals projects) from business case development and design, through to construction contract management and monitoring. You’ll have led multiple project teams and have been responsible for significant budgets in a relevant sector; construction, engineering, architecture or landscape.

You’ll be well organised with the ability to plan and prioritise effectively, being savvy to deal with ambiguity whilst making quality decisions in a dynamic, challenging environment. It goes without saying that you have the agility to work cross-functionally with other departments, as well as a passion for the health, safety, and wellbeing of those you work with.

Alongside a collaborative nature and solid relationship management skills, you’ll bring a clear customer service ethic, political nous and a sense of personal ownership and responsibility.
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’ll be part of a small team that is passionate about what we do, but part of a large department with career progression opportunities.  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.


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 Tuesday, 16th August 2022

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.