Infrastructure Manager – Rotorua

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Real Estate & Property
  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1505676
  • Job Title: Infrastructure Manager – Rotorua
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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.

  • Permanent – Fulltime
  • Extensive background in asset management and service delivery
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Lead a regionally based team responsible for providing front-line asset management advice and support to schools

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 and team

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $19.6 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day. 

Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

Infrastructure Advisory Services is a team within the Education Infrastructure Service which provides support and guidance to state schools in the management of crown owned property and in undertaking property related work on school land and buildings.

About this role

The Infrastructure Manager reports to the Regional Infrastructure Manager and leads a regionally based group responsible for providing asset management advice and support to schools across the region. The position also plays a key role in issues resolution and school property portfolio planning activities at a regional level.

Your key priorities will include: 

  • Developing and maintaining strong and constructive working relationships with schools, their property professionals and with the local Sector Enablement & Support Education teams and other Ministry teams at a local and national level
  • Leading and managing the local Infrastructure Delivery team to ensure effective and efficient operational management of the school property portfolio
  • Leading asset management planning and implementation activities within the allocated geographic area
  • Managing a small case load of schools (generally for schools with more complex property issues or that are of strategic interest) and act as the primary relationship manager for these schools on all matters related to property management. 

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description. 

About you

You will have an extensive background in infrastructure, property and/or asset management (private and/or public sector) with significant focus on relationship management and problem solving and a track record of success and results in team management.

You will also offer:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • An understanding of the mechanics of managing larger property portfolios
  • Familiarity with public sector asset management principles and practices
  • Well-developed strategic and critical thinking skills and analytical capability
  • Experience in effective risk management strategies and processes.

If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description attached and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 14 February 2021.