Senior Project Finance Analyst (Quantity Surveyor)

Posted 29 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Job description

Ko wai mātou | About our Company
Rau Paenga Limited, meaning many spaces of significance, is a Crown-owned company charged with leading and supporting Government infrastructure projects and programmes across Aotearoa.
Formerly Ōtākaro Limited, the Crown post-quake regeneration company in Christchurch, we have built a reputation as an innovative and achievement-orientated organisation having successfully delivered over $1b of Capital Expenditure against objectives and have made a real mark on the regeneration and betterment of Ōtautahi Christchurch.
The government has recently renamed and repurposed the company to be a NZ-wide infrastructure delivery agency. Rau Paenga now has offices in Auckland and Wellington, as well as Christchurch, and we are now providing delivery services to departments, agencies, and companies under the Crown, and to local government where relevant to support their one-off infrastructure project and programmes of work.
The Project Support Office (PSO) at Rau Paenga plays an essential role in project and programme delivery, and they are growing! The PSO is looking for two talented Senior Project Finance Analysts to join their high-performing, highly collaborative team. You will play an essential role working across projects supporting the high-quality delivery of projects and programmes. 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About the Role
Reporting to the Project Finance Manager and part of the wider PSO team, you will play a crucial role as a Senior Project Finance Analyst in Rau Paenga. Essentially, as a Quantity Surveyor, you will work on the principle that measurement and cost is a vital part of a management and project process. Your highly developed skills in understanding measurement, costs and affordability will be invaluable while working on projects across construction. 

Your responsibilities will involve onboarding and managing the financial aspects of the projects Rau Paenga delivers and provides assurance on. You will be responsible for overseeing budget and cost management, as well as maintaining control over project baselines and change control processes at various levels, including individual projects, programmes and portfolios. 
Your expertise in construction financial management will be crucial for the successful management and execution of these projects. By closely tracking financial aspects and effectively communicating with stakeholders, you will contribute to informed decision-making and project success. 

Ko koe tēnei | About You
This is a unique opportunity that would suit a motivated professional with a commitment to high quality, accurate results, and taking charge to ensure a smooth and successful delivery to clients and partner stakeholders. Our ideal Senior Project Finance Analyst (Quantity Surveyor) will bring:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in finance, quantity surveying or a similar profession;
  • Significant experience working in a similar role on construction/infrastructure projects;
  • Proficiency in contract management and contractual variations;
  • Experience with Proliance or similar financial tracking software would be advantageous;
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate information from a range of information sources;
  • Demonstrated integrity in business dealings at all times – ability to create and maintain trust;
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail;
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel;
  • Good reasoning, judgement skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities at one time.
As a Rau Paenga team member, you will be innately collaborative in all that you do. You will be driven by the rewarding challenge of successfully delivering large projects for our government agency partners which will have intergenerational benefits for New Zealanders.
With a high attention to detail, you will enjoy being a member of a hard-working and fun team and be willing to pitch in to get the job done. This is a role that will suit a self-motivated and driven individual who enjoys the camaraderie of a strong team while delivering high-quality outputs.
In return, you will have the opportunity to drive your career forward within this highly supportive, flexible employer while you contribute to significant infrastructure projects. Ready? 

Ētahi kōrero mō Rau Paenga | About Rau Paenga
At Rau Paenga, you will:
  • Have the opportunity to work on high-profile, exciting projects.
  • Be part of an enthusiastic and supportive teams, collaborating to achieve the same goal, no matter their role.
  • Work in a high-performing and successful organisation that offers ongoing growth and challenge.
  • Enjoy working in a great office environment.
Rau Paenga is a highly supportive and flexible employer and provides various well-being initiatives and professional development opportunities to ensure that its people are well looked after both professionally and personally.
Ngā Uaratanga | Our Values
At Rau Paenga you’ll soon become familiar with our four values; Make it Happen, Keep it Simple, Do What’s Right, and Building Lasting Relationships. They are fully integrated into our team culture and the way we do business. We are proud that our team members don’t just know our values but are guided by them in carrying out their work. We recognise them in each other, and we actively celebrate when they’re lived out in exceptional ways.
If this all sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
Rau Paenga is committed to equal opportunity employment as we recognise diversity and inclusivity enriches our organisation, and we therefore warmly welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.  If there is anything you might need to make the recruitment process smoother for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 
If you’ve read through this advert and feel you don’t quite possess all that we’re asking for, please also consider your whole of life experiences which could be gained from outside of work commitments, or from working in a comparable role, sector, or industry. We will be open-minded about the unique experiences and skills you may have obtained in these ways, and about how they could also equip you to fulfil the duties of this role. 
Please apply now via the link or contact Rachel McNickle on 027 274 6821 for a confidential discussion. To discover more about Rau Paenga, please visit