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Place Manager (GridAKL) | ATEED

Date: 12-Jun-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Bring your solid facilities and project management expertise
  • Take pride in ensuring GridAKL is operating in peak condition, to attract innovation and talent
  • Work across a vibrant, purposeful team


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is Auckland’s economic development agency. Our purpose is to grow quality jobs and increase prosperity for all Aucklanders. Our programmes help make Auckland a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business. We love what we do, and we love making a difference!


GridAKL seeks to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit and grow innovative businesses to enrich the innovation community in Tāmaki Makaurau. The Place Manager is the key driver of professional ‘place’ building activity and management services that support achievement of the overarching vision, mission, and objectives of GridAKL and ATEED. 


You’ll be the facilities and property manager for GridAKL’s diverse range of tenants, residents and property operators. You’ll be their key contact to ensure the buildings are effectively and proactively maintained and property agreements are followed. You’ll deal with complex property leases, manage procurement processes, plan and manage projects and budgets and provide monthly reporting.


He kōrero mōu: About you


As a process driven facilities manager, your background is in managing high quality buildings. You understand the high standards that are required, and you’ve worked in complex organisations managing and delivering on large scale projects involving a wide variety of stakeholders. Self-driven, you’re able to keep things moving while maintaining strong and positive relationships. You have a solid grasp of the numbers as well as leases, procurement processes, and financials. You deliver on time and to budget, every time. You bring exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills including polished presenting capability as well as a good understanding of economic issues facing Auckland. What will set you apart, is an understanding of how you can contribute to developing the space to feel more inclusive for all those who use it.  


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


You’ll be proud of strategically working with partners to help them deliver the best they can. You’ll know that you’re directly contributing to GridAKL operating in peak condition, to attract innovation and talent. As a purpose driven organisation ATEED offers an environment that provides the chance to be at the heart of the ecosystem that supports business growth and innovation. Your proactive and results-driven approach coupled with a collegial communication style will ensure success and in return, you’ll be offered plenty of development opportunities and outcomes focussed leadership.


Tell us why you’re interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. For more information you can also contact Peggy Newton on 021 548 964 for a confidential chat.


Applications close Wednesday 26 June 2019.


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.