Project Manager/Senior Project Manager - Zoo Design & Construction

Date: 21-Jan-2022

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


Project Manager/Senior Project Manager – Zoo Design & Construction


  • 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 Project Manager and 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.   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. In addition to awesome colleagues and work culture we also offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working – work from home options
  • Auckland council benefits (e.g., discounted rates to Auckland council pools & Leisure centers etc)
  • Special ticket price rates for selected shows
  • Strong mentoring & career development focus


You also get to contribute to Auckland’s growth, enriching cultural and economic life in Tāmaki Makaurau by creating and sharing experiences and opportunities.  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 descriptions: Project Manager I 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.


Applications close 8 February 2022. 


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.


Any offer of employment from the Organisation will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.