Principal Project Manager
Auckland Transport
South Auckland, New Zealand
1d ago

What unprecedented times we are all in! We are continuing to work behind the scenes to source for critical roles and to identify the talent we need to deliver our Easy Journey's promise.

The Role

The Principal Project manager in Enablement will be required to lead project teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) to deliver complex business projects through the application of project management principles, techniques and processes.

The role will involve working with the Integrated Network's Enablement Leadership team and Project Directors across the Integrated Networks division for specific projects, liaise with other departments and where applicable support project sponsors of major new investment initiatives.

Two initial projects that will be a major focus are the in flight Rail Franchise tender and the forthcoming Ferries procurement.

Key Tasks will include :

  • Working with respective project teams and SMEs with service, scope and specification development, contract form and commercial framework development, procurement strategy development and the subsequent tendering and appointment processes.
  • Ensure that risks are effectively managed, and that budgets and projects are appropriately coordinated and performance is regularly reported
  • To coach and mentor others in project teams to raise the overall skill profile of the team.
  • To ensure that Auckland Transport's project management guidelines and requirements are followed and maintained for all the assigned projects.
  • To effectively manage the use of internal and external resources to achieve optimum project outcomes that will enable delivery to commence on programme with a strong certainty of outturn cost.
  • We are seeking from you the following skills :

  • A relevant tertiary or industry recognised qualification or experienced level in project management as above.
  • Ideally PMP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner accreditation or similar (5 years+).
  • Minimum 15 years of project management and project delivery experience, preferably in Public Transport and / or transport infrastructure or other infrastructure delivery
  • Experience in the successful delivery of large projects in a project management role with proven project management track record
  • Knowledge of the transport sector and infrastructure sector in general
  • Experience in gathering and documenting business requirements and business processes
  • About us :

    At AT we embrace inclusion and fully support building a diverse workplace, to support this, our Flexible Working initiative empowers our people to work flexibly in ways that work for them, our customers and our business.

    All flex options will be with individual and teams needs in mind, we invite all candidates to talk to us early in the hiring process about how flex might work for you.

    AT is also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where people come first, we feel safe, respected, valued and supported, regardless of our differences.

  • Our values are also woven into all we do at AT, we recently co designed our refreshed values, we wanted them to be meaningful and real;
  • Manaakitanga - We care

    Tiakitanga - Safe with us

    Whanaungatanga - We connect

    Auahatanga - Better, bolder, together

    In addition, we also offer :

  • A chance to work on diverse projects unique to NZ i.e. no other infrastructure projects of the complexity and size across NZ
  • Investment in your professional development and training
  • Opportunity for greater leadership and accountability
  • Modern waterfront-based office
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Study assistance
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits
  • Professional memberships
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