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Senior Project Manager

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About the opportunity| Ko te āheinga:

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is a dynamic and innovative organisation dedicated to delivering excellence in regional projects. Currently we are seeking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Project Managers to join our Regional Projects team. We have a lot of work to do here at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council as part of the recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle, that’s why we need you to be able to hit the ground running, providing day to day management of infrastructure projects within our region which are already well underway. This opportunity allows you to contribute to the strategic direction on how the Asset Management Group delivers its capital program. Extensive efforts are currently in progress to design, oversee and manage comprehensive construction projects ranging from $20-70 million. This work is diverse and interesting, offering a rare opportunity to be part of a flood network redesign for an entire region, work that will continue to unfold over the next ten years. These projects will make a real difference for Hawke’s Bay, bringing you immense job satisfaction and a feeling of true achievement.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

 As a Senior Project Manager at HBRC, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing a portfolio of complex projects from initiation to completion. You will be 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 role 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.  This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about driving projects to successful outcomes.


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 documents and assessments
  • Oversee management, surveillance, and quality assurance of construction projects

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

  • At least 7-10  years’ experience delivering infrastructure projects for local government, utilities or consulting engineer is essential
  • Relevant equivalent tertiary qualification (Civil Engineering, Geology, Environmental Studies)
  • Proven project management skills, and practical knowledge of project management frameworks, systems, and practices
  • Sound computer skills with MS Office and project management tools
  • Open minded and collaborative approach to working both within a team and with external stakeholders
  • Innovative and solution focused attitude


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for these roles is broad and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We are open of offering competitive market rates to secure the right people to get this critical work delivered for our communicates. 

Our team is collaborative and supportive, helping one another when the going gets tough. We will support your learning and development to ensure you are fully equipped to deliver best practice projects for Council. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives 
  • Paid professional membership fees

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.


HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

View the job description for the Senior Project Manager role here.

Applications close 30 March 2024 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!

Please apply via Seek.

If you require any further information please email


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse, and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

e ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

28 February 2024

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