Infrastructure Funding Agreements Specialist

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Infrastructure & Environment Services division has an opportunity for a Infrastructure Funding Agreement Specialist to join our Infrastructure Funding & Agreements team.  


You will be integral in the negotiation and execution of Council infrastructure funding agreements. As a Specialist, you will provide detailed funding agreement advice, contract advice, negotiation skills and general commercial input to achieve agreed outcomes. 


This role is also responsible for ensuring that infrastructure development plans are informed by sound market evidence, feasibility, and risk assessments.


You could expect to work on:

  • Leading, facilitating and negotiating contractual arrangements for complex infrastructure and asset developments
  • Providing contract advice, drafting, negotiation, and agreement execution support
  • Monitoring developers and other parties' contractual obligation compliance, whilst ensuring strong partnering relations are maintained. 
  • Providing project and programme progress reporting, as well as financial reporting
  • Ensure stakeholders are clear on their deliverables and the required timeframes for milestone delivery

He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires 7+ years’ experience in negotiating large value contacts, and 9+ years’ experience in land and infrastructure contracts and preceding negotiations.


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • Major infrastructure developers, development market dynamics, feasibility, risk, and reward
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation and negotiation skills associated with achieving beneficial contractual arrangements
  • Achieving organisational outcomes, whilst using all resources to achieve best outcomes


You will have:

  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant field
  • Personal resilience - able to sustain a high level of energy and positivity 
  • Ability to take proactive initiative using innovative actions
  • Ability to manage time to focus self and others on the most important activities

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.

In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! 


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description here:

Applications close: 27th May 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.


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.


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