Planning and Infrastructure Senior Project Manager
New Plymouth District Council
New Plymouth, NZ
3d ago

Do you want to be involved in NPDC’s vision of Building a sustainable lifestyle capital ?

Do you want to that make a difference in the community?

Do you have exceptional communication and people skills?

We have four full-time Senior Project Manager opportunities in the Planning and Infrastructure Groups’ Projects team to deliver a wide variety of complex projects within the 21-31 Long Term Plan.

The roles fall within the following three areas of expertise :

  • Planning and Strategy Projects
  • Three Water’s Projects (Water, Wastewater and Stormwater)
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Please make sure your cover letter indicates your area of expertise

    With excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, you will be responsible for the establishment and delivery of complex projects and be able to bring together and lead a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts across council business units.

    The role will also include support and mentoring of project managers and graduate project managers.

    You will have the following skills and experience :

  • project management and leadership in multi-disciplinary projects;
  • leading change initiatives;
  • involvement in procurement and collaborative contract working;
  • an appreciation for the bigger picture that projects are being delivered in;
  • political acumen
  • For the Three Water’s position : project management and leadership in 3 Water’s projects, either reticulation or Water / Wastewater treatment;
  • Water / wastewater / reticulation design, construction and or operational experience;
  • Ideally you’ll come to us with a tertiary qualification and project management qualification.
  • New Plymouth District Council plays a key role in supporting community well-being, the economy, the environment and the overall quality of life in the New Plymouth District.

    Our Council vision is to build a sustainable lifestyle capital, and being part of our team means you will help make our district a better place to live and to work.

    At New Plymouth District Council, we embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference.

    At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff.

    We offer a competitive salary and have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition.

    The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

    If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been waiting for to make a difference in our District then we would love to hear from you!

    Please ensure you’ve indicated in your application and / or cover letter about which area(s) of expertise you would like to be considered for.

    Applications close Monday 9th of August 2021


    Senior Project Manager

    JOB LEVEL : Team Member

    REPORTS TO : Project Manager Lead

    GROUP :

    Planning and Infrastructure


    Responsible for the delivery of planning and infrastructure projects across three waters, civil, built environment and building disciplines.


  • Integrated - Operational Managers and Leads in Planning and Infrastructure Group, Property Team, Financial Services Team, HSE Team, Iwi Liaison and Procurement Team.
  • External - Community, iwi, External Regulators, Consultants, Suppliers, Contractors and customers and businesses.

  • To deliver planning and infrastructure projects within the Council’s Long Term Plan
  • Undertake the Project Manager role within the Councils Portfolios, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Framework.
  • Assisting with on-boarding new project managers and providing ongoing mentoring and support to project managers.
  • Supporting the culture of supply chain leadership within project teams.
  • Responsible for ensuring contract documents and tenders are prepared in line with Council policy and legal requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring health and safety leadership is embedded throughout the entirety of the project life-cycle using the Council’s Safety in Design process.
  • Ensure accurate reporting on assigned projects by reporting on expenditure against budget on a monthly basis including variances and cashflow profiling.
  • Actively ensure that legislative requirements and Council policies and procedures are fulfilled

  • Developed annually and form part of performance and team plans

  • Works collaboratively with others to enhance and / or develop team performance
  • Innovative and integrated thinking and decision making to enable delivery of projects
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for own actions and day to day decision making
  • Effective performance and delivery within a political environment.
  • Maintains cultural awareness and keeps up to date with issues affecting the community
  • Sets high standards of performance for self
  • The active application of technical / and or project management expertise to strengthen project delivery.

  • Tertiary Project Management / Engineering / Science / Technology / Architectural / Building / Construction / Planning Qualification
  • Relevant project management accreditation
  • Proven track record in building strong stakeholder and team engagement
  • At least 5 years’ project management experience.
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