Manager Building Innovation
Kāinga Ora
4d ago

Manager Building Innovation

  • Exciting Leadership role with a broad scope in Construction and Innovation
  • Perfect blend of challenging work environment and a great culture
  • Competitive remuneration plus 5 weeks' annual leave, insurances and flexible working
  • Mō mātou - Our Organisation

    At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

    What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives.

    With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build Aotearoa's future.

    We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Ko tā mātou mahi - Our Role

    Construction & Innovation - The Construction and Innovation Group supports Kāinga Ora to grow its public and supported housing portfolio through the design and development of high quality homes that meet the needs of the community now and in the future, and by driving innovation across the construction sector.

    The Construction and Innovation Group also advises on standards for quality homes, provides planning and logistical support in the rehousing of tenants affected by construction and provides construction pipeline scheduling and reporting.

    The Manager Building Innovation leads the team responsible for driving innovation in the state housing build programmes through piloting, evaluation and mainstreaming of new and sustainable building methodologies and practices with a focus on offsite manufacturing, zero carbon building, waste minimisation and modern methods of construction.

    Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring

  • Demonstrated experience leading highly skilled professionals in a multi-faceted and demanding environment.
  • A tertiary qualification in building and construction management, architecture, engineering or building science together with extensive work experience in the construction industry and demonstrated application of building technical knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in innovation, piloting, research and knowledge transfer
  • The ability to clearly and concisely convey information and ideas in both oral and written communication
  • An understanding of business administration, systems, processes and financial management, including budget planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to take considered risks and responsibility for actions
  • Demonstrated ability to make prompt and clear decisions considering the long term impact of these
  • Demonstrated ability to act in a professional manner and provide excellent customer service
  • The ability and desire to collaborate and work well in a team environment
  • Experience in prioritising demands, meeting deadlines and delivering desired results by taking ownership and using effective self and time management approaches
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • The behavioural characteristics and skills required to work in a matrixed environment.
  • Interest in public sector structure, governance, processes and systems.
  • Experience navigating and operating in a regulated environment, experience working constructively across functions and track record of building and maintaining the trust of all stakeholders.
  • Understanding of partnership obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?

    We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

    These benefits are described in more detail here .

    As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need.

    We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

    Ō Tātou Uara - Our Values

    Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day. Our values are :

  • Manaakitanga - People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi - Better Together
  • Whanake - Be Bold
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