Programme Manager

Date: 19 May 2023

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Join the forefront of Auckland's unprecedented growth! The Auckland Council's Development Programme Office leads the way in the crucial infrastructure work needed to support this flourishing city. Our dedicated team specializes in governance, strategy, collaboration, programme management, and finance, providing innovative funding solutions for infrastructure developments.


As an integral part of the Council's infrastructure development and funding solutions, the Programme Infrastructure Funding and Finance team plays a vital role. 

We link together infrastructure planning, land use and funding, helping to solve what infrastructure we need for Auckland to grow, and how to pay for it.


We are seeking a highly skilled Programme Manager to join our team and ensure that infrastructure projects are identified, financed, funded, and developed promptly to facilitate the significant growth we envision. This role entails close collaboration with Crown Agencies, developers, infrastructure providers, and Council specialists.

By seizing this opportunity, you will be at the forefront of programmes that encompass large-scale greenfields developments and brownfields intensification. You will collaborate with Crown and Government Agencies, Council Controlled Organisations, Land Developers, and Contractors to support the pace and magnitude of Auckland's housing and employment growth.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify funding and financing solutions for infrastructure provision.
  • Negotiate these solutions with developers, Crown Agencies, and other relevant parties, as appropriate.
  • Manage programme and project budgets effectively.
  • Monitor and assist in the delivery of development programmes in accordance with development agreements.
  • Report, escalate, and follow up on progress issues and project risks.
  • Provide reports to Council, committees, and executives, and contribute to the preparation of presentations and communication materials.


Join us in shaping the future of Auckland through strategic infrastructure planning and financing. Together, we will pave the way for sustainable growth and prosperity in our thriving city.


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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Applications close Sunday 4th June 2023

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.