Senior Project Manager - Zoo Design & Construction

Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Role based at Auckland Zoo
  • Excellent opportunities to excel your career
  • Full-time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Zoo a not-for-profit and wildlife conservation organisation dedicated to building a future for wildlife.  Everything we do at Auckland Zoo directly contributes towards our conservation efforts - how we care for the wildlife at the Zoo, our Wild Work and Conservation Fund, our environmental impact, and how we connect people with wildlife conservation science, here at the Zoo.  It’s a great place to work, with lots of passionate people doing incredible things.


We are looking for Senior Project Manager to join the amazing team at the zoo. In this role you will be responsible for the effective delivery of medium to large capital works projects under the direction of the Programme Manager.   A senior role within the team will require mentoring and coaching of peers, acting as a point of contact for technical advice, management of more complex or critical projects and small programmes, and assisting the Capital Programme Manager with team development, strategic planning and delivery of the overall capital programme.


This role supports the objectives of the Department by contributing towards the implementation of the Zoo’s Master Plan and delivery of the Zoo’s annual CAPEX budget.  You will ensure projects meet the needs and requirements of Auckland Zoo and all identified stakeholders in terms of deliverables, operational requirements, animal welfare and visitor services.



He kōrero mōu: About you

You will have strong portfolio, programme and project management and prioritisation skills together with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to manage complex cross-organisational projects involving multiple stakeholders, business units within a matrix organisational structure.


You have the ability to strengthen and nurture key responsibilities within the different stakeholders.  You are excellent at building trust and strong partnerships with multiple stakeholders and have a good understanding of the construction industry including risk management, compliance and regulatory requirements.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


So what’s in it for you? You will be helping Auckland Zoo deliver their vison: to bring people together to build a future for wildlife. 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.


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 submitting your CV and cover letter!


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


Due to current international travel restrictions and border closures, we can only consider candidates who hold either New Zealand Permanent Residency or Citizenship/Australian Citizenship. 


Applications close 28 September 2021 at 11.59pm.  However, please note that we will review applications as they are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.   



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.