Principal Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1367478
  • Job Title: Principal Project Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Bring your technical background and project/programme management experience
  • Work on nationally significant projects which impact on the future of NZ
  • Location: Auckland

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The focus of the Transport Services group is on designing and delivering an integrated transport system – one that reflects the plans and priorities of the Transport Agency and its partners.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

This role will lead the delivery of all assigned projects and in doing so contribute to the Transport Agency’s aspiration of delivering great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.

We’re looking for a people leader who has experience in leading and managing technical/project delivery teams. Ideally, you’d have a technical background yourself as well as project and programme management experience. You will have experience in contract management and procurement methods to enable you to ensure your team are demonstrating best practice project management approaches. You will use your strong communication and influencing skills to work with key stakeholders and lead your team of technical and project management professionals.

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Proven experience managing and leading technical teams within the infrastructure construction industry
  • Extensive experience in project/programme management
  • Strong financial and risk management
  • Experience with advanced procurement models
  • Previous experience managing contracts, ideally within the road transport area
  • An exceptional ability to analyse complex engineering problems and provide solutions
  • Broad experience in road and/or infrastructure construction works
  • An in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in planning, designing and building is desirable
  • An engineering qualification and project management experience within the road/engineering sector is desirable
  • A Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng or. equivalent) and a professional member of Engineering NZ is desirable


Applications close | Rā Katinga

26th November 2019

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.