Construction Observer (Capital Works) – Lower North Island

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    Education in New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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    21 hours ago
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome. 

  • Contractor – 24 Months fulltime with extension opportunities
  • Wellington / Lower North Island
  • Help shape the future of Education

    At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

    Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About our group

    Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day. 

    Capital Works manages the planning and delivery of major redevelopments, new builds and infrastructure upgrades for New Zealand schools as part of the Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand. Our vision is to be a world leader in providing learning environments that advance educational achievement. 

    About the role

    The Construction Observation team bring to the Ministry decades of technical experience and expertise in the design, construction and compliance industry.

    Construction Observers are responsible for determining and reporting on whether construction on the Ministry’s Capital Works projects have been completed according to the specified requirements and Ministry guidelines. Working across a variety of projects both in size and scope, Construction Observers must have strong technical knowledge and the ability to identify potential issues and risks along with appropriate mitigation options.

    Prioritising, establishing and maintaining relationships is key to delivering successful projects, having the relational prowess to navigate through the most challenging situations to achieve beneficial outcomes for the Ministry, stakeholders and our suppliers. 

    About you  

    With significant and recent construction experience under your belt as a qualified builder, you will be well versed with the ins and outs of the New Zealand Building Code and Standards and be comfortable applying it in your day to day. Your flair for organisation sees you keeping timely and dependable records of your projects, progress and other relevant documentation.

    Using your technical and relationship skills you enjoy meeting lots of different people to solve real problems in real time to get real results! 

    If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role and be part of a great team who all love what they do and enjoy doing it, we’d love to hear from you.