Project Director (AKL,CHC) | Multiple Locations
Project Director (AKL,CHC)
- Lead and deliver large and complex strategic projects or programmes of work
- Make a direct impact on the daily lives of Aotearoa
- Based in Auckland or Christchurch
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
The Project Director is responsible for the successful delivery of large and complex projects within the Transport Services delivery programmes.
This role provides direction & leadership to all project participants including external professional service and construction providers. The role is also responsible for leading any Transport Services wide improvements to drive a step-change in achieving health and safety outcomes, construction efficiency and social outcomes for each of the projects they are responsible for.
The project structure may have multiple project managers, each leading the delivery of key sections along the corridor. This role will ensure effective project integration and overall sequencing and execution of cross project strategies such as consenting, procurement and communications and engagement.
This is a senior role that requires an experienced and seasoned professional capable of building a high performing team, influencing, working at pace, and working collaboratively with senior leaders, industry and local government/community and iwi stakeholders, accompanied with extensive complex infrastructure project delivery experience and governance.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- Extensive experience in leading and delivering large and complex strategic projects or programmes of work
- Preferably a background in transport infrastructure with a strong and demonstrable business acumen.
- Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with a range of stakeholders and community groups including understanding different stakeholder motivations and drivers.
- Experience applying in-depth analysis to complex issues.
- Demonstrated high levels of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
- Excellent communication and organisation skills
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of effective project delivery strategies, practices and principles.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
Ko wai mātou | About us
At Waka Kotahi 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. Waka Kotahi 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.
As a Project Director, you will join the Transport Services business group. Transport Services provides, improves and maintains an integrated land transport system to effectively enable transport services. We focus on designing and delivering an integrated transport system - one that reflects the plans and priorities of Waka Kotahi and its partners.
Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.
Rā Katinga | Applications close : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time
For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers
For further information, email: email@example.com
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi 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.
Project Director System Design PD TS Oct 2021.pdf (PDF, 299KB)
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