Project Manager
Palmerston North, NZ
6d ago

An opportunity for an experienced project manager to manage projects associated with essential health facilities.

The Project

The centralAlliance is a collaborative agreement between the MidCentral and the Whanganui District Health Boards. The centralAlliance provides critical services to enable healthy lives and well communities.

In partnership with the DHBs, Ventia will support healthcare objectives by keeping the facilities safe, clean and operational.

We will also facilitate positive patient experiences by introducing technology to improve services and by enabling patient care through people-centred facilities management.

What’s in it for you?

This role will provide lots of variety, a high degree of autonomy, and an opportunity to work on essential social infrastructure that supports the community.

Ventia is a large, complex organisation with operations in Australia and New Zealand. You will be joining our New Zealand Facilities Management business at a time of exciting change and growth.

Our FM business has already picked up a number of new contracts that are currently being mobilised and this business growth will provide opportunities for you to develop your career, including the potential to work in other parts of New Zealand and Australia.

The Role

Reporting to the project director, your role as Project Manager is to manage a portfolio of roughly 100 projects annually.

There will be a variety of major and minor projects ranging in value from around $10,000 NZD to several million dollars.

Not all projects will be managed directly by you in some instances you will be overseeing the work of an external PM. You will be responsible for safety, cost, planning, delivery to programme and management of all subcontractors, suppliers and consultants.

However you will be able to draw upon support from team members and central support functions for a lot of these deliverables.

Background and experience

This role will suit a project manager who has worked on construction and capital works projects in the building and facilities management environment.

Previous experience in the management of construction projects related to healthcare facilities is advantageous but not essential.

Desired skills, knowledge, and qualifications

  • Experience in managing a portfolio of projects.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in the FM industry
  • Experience in overseeing and managing subcontractors, suppliers, and consultancies.
  • Experience in the proposal and development of capital works projects.
  • A background and qualifications in HVAC, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical & Electrical engineering will be beneficial.
  • We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy.

    The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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