Project Manager

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Fixed term, full time opportunity starting now and ending in December 2024


At Tātaki Auckland Unlimited (TAU), the heart of our mission is a dedication to enriching lives and shaping futures. 


Imagine being part of a team that orchestrates a symphony of cultural, social, and economic brilliance across Auckland's vibrant stage. Our efforts directly translate into impactful change, empowering businesses, sparking innovation, and nurturing the city's arts and heritage. 


Reporting to the Manager Pacific Partnerships, we have a Project Manager opportunity on offer, in which the successful applicant will deliver the remainder of Project Ikuna – the TAU led part of the Auckland Pacific Skills Shift Initiative (Alo Vaka) - a programme designed to work with education providers and employers to upskill Auckland Pacific workers that are exposed to changes in the working environment. 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


This is a critical role in which you will contribute as a member of the Pacific Partnerships team to the development of the business unit portfolio. As the project starts to wind down, a key area of focus will eventually be on the programme wrap-up, evaluation, and final reporting back to MBIE. 


Key responsibilities are as follows:


  • Lead the development and implementation of the project, as part of the Pacific Partnerships wider programme of work
  • Manage a Project Coordiator, so that they can contribute to effective project set up and tasks for high quality project delivery
  • Manage a project plan and critical path, with supporting budget and delivery milestones aligned to funding and reporting requirements
  • Oversee and manage a detailed project budget for the project and ensure that this is monitored and managed
  • Set up and maintain project management planning and reporting systems, so that they comply with all monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Maintain and ensure monitoring of a project risk and issues register, and establish and follow organisational and contract risk and issue escalation processes to reduce risks and mitigate issues
  • Manage a project procurement plan, that identifies procurement requirements for the duration of the project and manage project procurement in line with Auckland Council’s procurement requirements, including its sustainable procurement policy


For further information, please see the position description by clicking here.


He kōrero mōu: About you


You will bring experience in project management, the ability to work confidently with a number of external stakeholders (including Government, Private and Not-for-Profit sectors), including experience working with co-design, research and/or product development methodologies. 

Your strong financial acumen will see you monitor performance and benefits realisation. Knowledge of the New Zealand vocational education system, particularly workplace literacy and numeracy is desirable.


Importantly, you will be adept with research, and the ability to understand and translate data analysis and insights. This experience will be drawn on when it comes to articulating the Project Ikuna story - impact, outcomes, and recommendations.  The final report produced will have the ability to influence cultural and behavioural change in the working environment.

An understanding of Pacific cultures is essential. Politically savvy, you will have excellent interpersonal skills. Highly resilient and adaptable, you will be able to sustain a high level of energy and positivity.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is a fixed term, full time role ending in December 2024.

You will work within a collaborative and dynamic work environment where you will play a critical role in social outcomes for our community. During your time with us, you will have opportunities for  professional development and growth and have access to our full list of benefits, which can be found by clicking here.

If the above sounds like a role you really feel like you can connect with, we’d love to hear from you!


Applications close on Thursday 28th of September, 2023 at 11.59PM.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 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.