Development Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 06-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/51487GJO
  • Job Title: Development Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Join New Zealand’s leading residential property developer
  • Career development
  • Large scale projects

Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services; as well as improving the well-being of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

As a Development Manager your primary focus is to analyse and either manage, or help manage (dependent on project), the complete development process from new developments/redevelopments and site identification through to completion of the build.

You will also work closely with stakeholders as well as appointing and directing consultants, liaise and forge business relationships with private sector development partners.

You will be self managing, motivated, enthusiastic and be able to work in a supportive team and a mobile environment. You have the ability to think on your feet, make quality decisions, and solve problems.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring:

  • A commercial and results focus with strong experience gained directly in a property development, building or consulting company
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Have an understanding of the planning and consenting process
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of financial planning
  • Have great relationship management skills, combined with the confidence and capability to creditably engage in the market to achieve successful outcomes
  • High level of negotiating skills and computer excellence are also necessary as is a property qualification at tertiary level

This is an opportunity to work in a unique environment where, as a developer, you can have involvement in a project from initial inception through to delivery, while growing your career and being part of changing the landscape of social housing in New Zealand.

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.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust, each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care, about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution, matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 51487GJO