Zoo Facilities Manager | Auckland Zoo

Date: 24-Jul-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

 

Auckland is a multicultural, globally connected, and accessible city with stunning scenery, wonderful beaches and sub-tropical islands. It is also a city with one of the most progressive zoos in the world, deeply committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi and valuing te ao Māori.  Auckland Zoo is driven by our mission to, ‘Bring people together to build a future for wildlife’. The zoo’s Strategic Roadmap sets out our commitments and goals and enables us to deliver on our mission and to move towards our vision of, ‘A future where people value wildlife and species are safe from extinction’. The ‘Seven Commitments’ of this Roadmap - excellence in animal care & welfare, enhancing the well-being of our communities, nurturing a lifelong connection with nature, conserving wildlife in the wild, science, learning & training, strengthening our relationship with Te Ao Māori & evolving our organisation sustainably - reflect our strategic priorities as a community focused cultural organisation in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and as a modern wildlife conservation science organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Right now, we are looking for someone to join Auckland Zoo and lead the Facilities team. This role manages the resources required to maintain and improve the Zoo’s assets and facilities and participate in our ambitious, ongoing $189 million capital expenditure upgrade programme, which has transformed the South East Asia Jungle Track and continues to deliver renewed areas and sustainable infrastructure across the zoo. This management role oversees internal teams as well as external contractors, consultants and peers and colleagues in Tataki Auckland Unlimited.  You will be part of the Zoo Environment, Design and Construction Department’s leadership team as well as the wider zoo extended leadership team. 

 

 He kōrero mōu: About you

 

The Zoo Facilities Manager leads this team to enable them to function as a high performing unit that recognizes and embraces their essential role in delivering assets and facilities that make good on the Zoo’s “Seven Commitments”.

 

You will inform and guide the direction of this key team, produce and implement planned asset and maintenance strategies and participate in infrastructure master planning and implementation projects.  

 

In collaboration with other key stakeholders you will take a leadership position in informing the facility requirements and appropriateness of materials and equipment specified for capital renewals.  

 

A core aspect of this role is to establish and maintain positive and effective relationships across internal and external stakeholders. You will implement systems and procedures to ensure compliance with all legislative requirements specific to the zoo operations and infrastructure including working closely with Health and Safety.

 

You will need a minimum of 5 years within a senior role responsible for Facilities and have well developed people management experience.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced person keen to further grow their career within the facilities and assets and projects space.  You will work with a dedicated team who are committed and knowledgeable and passionate about the Zoo environment and conservation.

 

If you want to be part of an organisation that is guided by values and where staff have a passion for bringing people together to build a future for wildlife, then this could be the opportunity you have been seeking.  This is simply a unique career opportunity in a unique environment.

 

How to apply

 

Please apply online via the website apply button.

 

You will need to have a clean NZ drivers licence and this role is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing 

 

Applications close on 21 August 2022

  

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.

 

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.