Senior Project Manager - Client side (Civil)

Posted 12 April 2024
Job type Permanent

Job description

Our client stands as a beacon of excellence in New Zealand’s Civil construction landscape, spearheading transformative projects through innovation and growth. With a commitment to delivering world-class facilities and enhancing community experiences, they are seeking a visionary senior leader to drive key construction projects forward.

The intensification and growth of their network and portfolio remains a key strategic initiative, enabling them to provide greater levels of project efficiency and communication by being closer to their customers, and in turn delivering unrivalled options for their client base.

As a Senior Project Manager and the person responsible for the safe, timely and successful delivery of a significant portion of the programme, this person plays a key leadership role in the business, responsible for either:
  1. A single major project exceeding circa $200m in value,
  2. Multiple related projects with a combined value typically exceeding $200m or,
  3. Multiple projects with a combined value less than $200m, but with an unusually high level of complexity and risk (typically operational)
The role:
  • Lead and manage a defined project(s) across all stages to achieve the benefits expected of the project within performance targets.
  • Retain prime accountability for total project delivery, and application of consistent infrastructure methodologies.
  • Interact and collaborate with a diverse array of stakeholders, harnessing the client’s extensive network and industry relationships to drive project success.
  • Identify and mitigate risks, solve complex challenges, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions utilising the client’s robust risk management frameworks.
  • Facilitate high team engagement and commitment, provide clear measurement and feedback and champion a performance driven culture.
  • Champion a team environment which is customer-centric, establishes and maintains effective peer and stakeholder relationships and places emphasis on proactivity and optimal business outcomes.
  • Foster a culture of safety, excellence, and collaboration among project team members.
In order to be successful in this role, you will likely have the following skills and attributes:
  • Relevant tertiary degree in engineering, construction management, or related field.
  • 10-15+ years of experience and a proven track record of successfully managing complex construction projects from inception to handover, projects ideally $100m+.
  • Extensive experience leading the full lifecycle of the project, from inception to commissioning, ideally in NZ (and overseas).
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of project delivery supply chains.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage optimal outcomes from diverse and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Outstanding stakeholder management skills.
  • Proactive in finding and implementing practical solutions to technical problems.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire multidisciplinary teams.  
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

This exciting new role affords the opportunity to progress your career in project management by delivering world class assets for one of the largest businesses in the Country.

On offer is an invigorating project pipeline, working with an intelligent and high-profile team, with very strong financial support for the future. A competitive salary with benefits available.
The appetite to appoint this role is high. Please express your interest with an online application, or alternatively for a confidential discussion, please contact Rachel McNickle on 027 274 6821,