Project Manager

Date: 12-Oct-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Support AUL deliver operational and commercial strategies and objectives as a key member of the Project Management Office in the Change and Transformation Team
  • Design, develop and drive agile workflow and process optimisation initiatives including tracking of measurable benefits with programmes of work across AUL
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile and outcomes driven work environment
  • Join a highly experienced team that operates in a collaborative team focused structure with flexible work options




He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Unlimited (AUL) is a newly created council-controlled organisation (CCO) established with an important mandate to drive investment, supporting Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland businesses to innovate and thrive, enhancing Auckland as a culturally vibrant city, telling the Tāmaki Makaurau story, and importantly providing experiences and opportunities for all.


The Change & Transformation (C&T) is a newly established function led by highly experienced professionals to support the entire organisation deliver transformational and strategic projects and embed agile ways of working.  The C&T team is focused on implementing best practice in terms of capability, systems, processes and enhancing collaborative ways of working in the new normal of a Covid-19 landscape.  A strong focus is to develop and ensure adherence to a robust project management methodology from project conception, business case, implementation and post implementation review.

skill and

We are now looking for an experienced Project Manager who will manage, co-ordinate and support the delivery of AUL wide projects.  This role reports to the Head of PMO where you will assist with planning activities for the portfolio of projects, work with key stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate the co-design, implementation of AUL projects.


You will support the Head of PMO in developing and managing a clear project delivery strategy and methodology and ensure stakeholders are engaged with at the right time with the right methods, ensuring they feel included in the design, delivery and embedding process.  This is a unique opportunity for you to join a team at the start of a major programme of change through to implementation.



He kōrero mōu: About you


We are seeking a resilient and adaptable team player to manage multiple mid to large-sized projects, who can bring a dynamic element to our existing professional project management capability.  You will have an extensive facilitation skill in leading workshops with stakeholders at all levels.  You will have experience working with advanced project management tools and techniques.


You are a people person who is passionate about achieving outcomes, delegating and empowering others to achieve the best outcomes.  You will have exceptional organisation skills and are quick at identifying and mitigating risks. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


So what’s in it for you? Well, you will be working for an exciting new team, that embraces diversity and has a culture that will be built on trust and valuing individual contributions. We offer a competitive salary; flexible working and you get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference. You also get to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for our customers and our environment.


You must be politically astute and have a genuine commitment to te ao Māori and a Te Tiriti partnership approach.  If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcome for Auckland, then please apply now by submitted your CV and cover letter expressing your interest!


Please click on this link to access the Position Description.  All applications must be made online. If you require assistance or support through the application process, please contact us at recruitment@aucklandunlimited.com.



Applications close 26 October 2021.   


Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of 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.