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Project Manager (Engineering)

Ngaruroro 1 Peter Scott

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking a qualified Project Engineer to provide day to day management of infrastructure projects within our region. This is a fixed term role has been specifically created to assist with regional infrastructure development, to support our local economy. The projects in this portfolio are part of the Infrastructure Reference Group’s climate resilience programme, specifically targeted around erosion protection works and increasing the levels of service within our local rivers. This exciting role will give the right candidate an opportunity to be a key contributor to our Regional Projects team.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for someone with the ability to build and maintain strong and meaningful relationships with our various stakeholders. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be pro-active, self-motivated and enthusiastic! The position will require you to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety in the workplace, plus take a high level of initiative. Ideally you will have proven experience in leading projects and managing contractors.

The key objectives of the role are:

  • Develop and manage construction contracts (NZS3910) with both inhouse construction resources and the external contracting industry.
  • Manage infrastructure projects through their full lifecycle from activation to closeout managing designers and constructors to handover.
  • Preparation of tender document and assessments
  • Management, surveillance, and quality assurance of construction projects

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant equivalent tertiary qualification (Civil Engineering, Geology, Environmental Studies)
  • Practical knowledge of project management frameworks, systems, and practices
  • Previous experience with Environmental Engineering would be desirable
  • Practical understanding of contract documentation (NZS3910)
  • Sound computer skills with MS Office and project management tools

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include a supportive and encouraging working environment, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

View the job description here

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

Applications close 16 September 2022 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should a suitable person be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

13 September 2022

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