Project Director

Posted 27 December 2021
Job type Permanent

Job description

A highly strategic project consultancy on a growth trajectory in NZ are looking for a Senior project specialist to partner with their ambitions of delivering world class innovative and efficient solutions across the entire project lifecycle, from inception to completion.

They are a boutique sized, client led Project Management and Construction Consultancy, recognised for their continued successful delivery of complex and high-profile projects with a multitude of NZ's best developers across an array of sectors. Whilst already well established in NZ, the firm want to build on their success extensively and continue this strong footprint in the Auckland market - that's where you come in! 

About your new role

This new role provides a great opportunity for an ambitious Senior Project Manager with a strategic mindset and a hunger to grow new business. You will build on the continued success of this consultancy, implementing the company’s New Zealand growth strategy and leading strong expansion in new business development, whilst overseeing end-to-end delivery on projects. 
As a Project Director, you will work closely with the General Manager and Managing Director. You will thrive in an ambitious, skilled and innovative team that combines talent and creativity, and enjoy the benefits of working amongst industry-leading professionals and exclusive client relationships. 

This career move will offer scope to assist in leading an impressive service line with an established business that can offer autonomy, agility, and premium projects under your belt. A career role where your efforts will be recognised, and ideas brought to life.
As Project Director, you will be responsible for winning and delivering profitable projects and providing professional advice throughout all project stages. The role will involve: 
  • Actively pursuing and establishing new client relationships, and bringing in new business to cultivate strong growth and expand market share;
  • Formulating multiple strategic initiatives simultaneously, interacting with a diverse set of clients and prospective clients;
  • Client-side project delivery responsibility including management for a program of works with multi-million dollar value;
  • Client management and consultation across all projects, attending and chairing project team meetings;
  • Planning approvals management, oversight and co ordinating the principles planning application during development, assessment, and approval phase;
  • Design management, from concept design to delivery;
  • Procurement management, planning and execution with responsibilities across the whole tendering process;
  • Overseeing site activities and coordinating with site resources, sub-contractors, suppliers, service authorities and other stakeholders to ensure accordance with all requirements;
  • Identifying and managing construction risks, escalating issues when required; and
  • Managing monthly project reporting for package of works, including program and cost management.
About you
This is a unique opportunity that would suit a motivated professional with a commitment to taking charge, leading, and driving growth and success. This role is diverse and challenging, and as such, you will draw on an array of skills to achieve – business development, strategic growth, leadership, and end-to-end project management.
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in project management, construction management or engineering;
  • 10+ years' experience as a (Senior) Project Manager;
  • Experience working on one or more asset classes, including commercial, education, retail, industrial;  
  • Strong commercial acumen and strategic planning experience; 
  • Your superior stakeholder management, negotiation, and problem-solving skills will ensure your future success as a Project Director; 
  • A track record delivering large scale commercial/retail, and/or projects between $10mill-$100mill. 

Impressive company and team benefits and a hands-on management team committed to continually improving the culture and working environment for all. If you are ready to explore this fantastic opportunity and have the relevant experience and skills, please click apply now or contact Rachel McNickle for a confidential chat –, or 027 274 6821.