Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1409862A
  • Job Title: Project Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Project Manager opportunities at different levels
  • Manage various exciting projects in the greater Wellington area
  • Wellington based


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

From Northland to Queenstown the Government has increased funding to enable significant transport projects to start and be completed creating significant opportunities for seasoned Projects Managers to join our team.

As a Project Manager you will join our Project Delivery team contributing to the Transport Agency’s vision of efficiently delivering an integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable transport system, to create great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.

These roles have a high degree of autonomy and you will be working with a strong, outcome-focused team. Within the Transport Agency, there is excellent career development and training opportunities as we have project management vacancies at varying levels within the business.

We are seeking the best people for the team and are flexible around level of experience, so whether you’re newly qualified or at the top of your game and looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of bringing to fruition a range of projects and key transport links that will enable all New Zealanders to have a reliable and safe transport network.


About you | Ko wai koe

Depending on the specific role you are applying for, you will bring an understanding/experience in the following areas:

  • Previous experience in project, quality and risk management, preferably in the transport sector
  • The ability to develop projects by applying a strong understanding of current legislation and the Transport Agency’s policy and processes around delivery of projects from inception to implementation.
  • A collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience in engaging with both internal and external stakeholders

An engineering or technical qualification and project management experience within the transpor sector is desirable.  For the more senior roles, a Chartered Professional Engineering qualification (CPEng or equivalent) and a chartered membership of Engineering New Zealand is also desirable.

This position will require you to travel within the Wellington Region and around New Zealand from time to time.


Applications close | Rā Katinga 10th March 2020

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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.