Senior Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1387213D
  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Opportunity to be part of the government’s recently announced “Upgrade Programme” – specifically working on the State Highway 58 project
  • Work for an organisation that is willing to be innovative
  • Based in Wellington

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 to provide, improve and maintain an integrated land transport system to effectively enable people-centred, technology-enabled, system focused transport services, in partnership with other system providers.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The purpose of this role is to undertake client-side project management activities on behalf of the Transport Agency with a focus on SH58 Safety Improvements project. Opportunities to grow and progress within this role will see the successful applicant moving onto other projects within the Wellington, Manawatu and Taranaki regions.

The Senior Project Manager will support the Principal Project Manager by delivering construction and planning support, driving culture, and maintaining internal and external relationships.

The Senior Project Manager will also manage the various stages of planning, design, procurement and implementation and construction of other transport initiatives as required, and contribute to the Transport Agency’s business plan of delivering great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.

This is a chance to join a rapidly growing team within a portfolio that delivers the country’s biggest and most challenging transport projects.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Strong experience in project management, including programme, financial and risk management, ideally in roading or engineering/construction
  • Experience in managing contracts within the road transport or civil construction area and a sound understanding NZS3910.
  • Experience in analysing complex engineering problems and solutions.
  • Experience with advanced procurement models.
  • Broad experience in road construction works and an in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in planning, designing and building.
  • Experience with stakeholder management


Applications close | Rā Katinga

14th February 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.