Programme Manager

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


Auckland Council’s Development Programme Office is at the forefront of the infrastructure work required to support the unprecedented growth underway in Auckland. Our team works on governance, strategy, collaboration, programme management and finance and funding solutions for infrastructure developments. 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The Programme Infrastructure Funding and Finance team is integral to Council's infrastructure development and funding & financing solutions. Our job is to identify what infrastructure is required to support development, how it should be phased, what it will cost and how it can be financed and funded. 


We are looking for a Programme Manager to join us and ensure infrastructure is identified, financed, funded, and developed on time to enable the significant envisaged growth. The role requires you to work closely with Crown Agencies, developers, infrastructure providers and Council specialists.  


This is an amazing opportunity to work on programmes that include large scale greenfields developments and brownfields intensification, involving Crown and Government Agencies, Council Controlled Organisations, Land Developers and Contractors, to enable the pace and scale of housing and employment growth in Auckland.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying funding and financing solutions for the provision of infrastructure
  • Where appropriate, negotiating such solutions with developers, Crown Agencies and other parties
  • Managing allocated programme and project budgets
  • Monitoring and assisting with the delivery of development programmes in accordance with development agreements 
  • Reporting, escalating and following-up on progress issues and risks for project(s)
  • Reporting to Council, committees and executive, and assist in preparation of presentations and communication materials 


He kōrero mōu: About you

This role requires experience in similar programme management, consulting, development planning and/or infrastructure development. You have the knowledge, and or the skills to learn about the integrated built environment – infrastructure development, local government, financing and funding aspects and agreements. 


We will be looking for specific experience with:

  • Programme management, infrastructure development, urban planning, or finance and funding solutions of large-scale infrastructure development programmes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the economics of infrastructure and land development,
  • Finding and negotiating solutions in a complex, legislative, policy and funding driven environment 


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!


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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.


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