Senior Project Manager

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters department has an opportunity for a Senior Project Manager (Senior Healthy Waters Specialist) within the Flood Projects team. Reporting to the Flood Projects Team Manager, you will be responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of a portfolio of stormwater-related infrastructure projects.


Day-to-day you will be required to:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop project briefs and business cases
  • Procure and manage external suppliers and internal specialists for the design and construction of projects
  • Act as “Client’s Representative” on professional services contracts and “Principal’s Representative” on NZS 3910:2013 construction contracts
  • Manage project risks and provide regular progress reporting to senior management and elected members
  • Enhance council’s reputation by always behaving in a professional and collaborative manner
  • Support and mentor less experienced members of the team and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Work with Healthy Waters’ operational and planning staff, other council departments and other members of the council family - Watercare Services, Auckland Transport and others - to achieve great outcomes for Auckland


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role requires experience in delivering similar infrastructure projects, preferably in a public sector organisation, excellent stakeholder rapport and good communication skills.


Specifically, we are looking for:

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or environmental science
  • An industry-recognised project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience in local government or other public-sector client bodies
  • 7+ years’ project management experience in delivering horizontal infrastructure projects


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 Auckland Council benefits, including a Corporate group discount with Southern Cross Healthcare, discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description here:


Applications close 26th May 2022


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

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.