Programme Manager (Full Facilities Contracts)

Date: 17 Sep 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Covering the Papakura & Manurewa area 
  • Build, manage and maintain effective relationships with contractors, stakeholders, and customers
  • Deliver process improvements and efficiencies


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Parks & Community Facilities (PCF) is committed to making great places Aucklanders love while supporting a number of related services such as asset management and renewals of existing structures and open areas. Committed to a lifecycle approach to asset management, we work to build, maintain and renew community buildings and public spaces including parks, walkways, libraries and play grounds. As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities while also delivering strategically significant programmes. 
As Programme Manager (Full Facilities Contracts) you will lead a portfolio of building and open space capital works and renewals projects for the Papakura & Manurewa local board areas. These projects will be delivered via contractors and consultants across programmes of assigned low to medium complexity projects, typically with project values up to $300k.
You’ll lead consultation with customers and stakeholders and provide sound advice, as required, in relation to the programmed works, taking ownership of reporting, financial planning/allocation, forecasting and phasing during execution stage and ensuring optimum value for money is achieved.
He kōrero mōu: About you
A degree or relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent gained experience is essential and a qualification in programme and/or project management (e.g prince2, PMP, CAPM, C3PM or equivalent) is preferred. 
You’ll have the ability to make decisions on the spot, proven communication expertise, strong collaboration skills and the ability to ‘manage’ the quality outcomes of a large portfolio of asset types, people and stakeholders. Relationship building and collaboration will be core to your success in this role. You will foster strong working relationships across a variety of areas, encouraging engagement and positively influencing all parties to ensure a successful outcome.
We need a pragmatic individual with political nous who guides outcomes through influence and good communication. You’ll have proven relevant experience in capital works and/or renewals projects and programmes and be able to demonstrate excellent programme and project management, interpersonal and communication skills alongside solid experience in the services sector as well as business improvement projects within large complex environments.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Joining the Parks & Community Facilities Department, you’ll be working with a diverse team of subject matter experts who are passionate about making a positive difference for the local community and future generations.


Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you’ll have some flexibility with how those hours are set.

Auckland Council offers a range of development and career progression opportunities, as well as access to a range of benefits, including financial and health services, store discounts and discounted membership with our leisure centres.
If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 


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Applications close Sunday, 1st October 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.


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