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EOI- Project Manager/ Senior Project Manager

HB region

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Cyclone Gabrielle has had a significant and long lasting impact on the infrastructure, environment and communities in our region. This is why HBRC is boosting the capacity in our dedicated teams of experts who are actively engaged in recovery work – so that we can deliver for our communities and our environment with fit for purpose infrastructure. These roles are your opportunity to make an active contribution to the  recovery effort, contributing towards making our region a better place to live. 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.


HBRC has a variety of roles to fill to enable this work to be completed. We are open to expressions of interest for individuals to join our team as Project Managers or Senior Project Managers in our Regional Projects team.  These are permanent, fulltime roles that will require you to be based in the Hawke’s Bay as part of a wider delivery team. Senior level roles will have the change to mentor and coach others, leading more junior staff as required.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be able to remain calm under pressure, pick up systems with ease, and able to juggle multiple tasks on the go.  You will also be a great communicator fostering positive relationships with our stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.

You will be invested in your career and have the technical expertise to contribute to organisation. In return, we will offer you a career-defining role with a competitive package, and meaningful projects.


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

  • At least 5-10  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
  • Construction industry experience and strong understanding of 3910 contract management
  • Sound computer skills with MS Office and project management tools
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

We are offering a unique opportunity to design and construct new flood infrastructure for the HB region.

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


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.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

If you are ready to start your career in engineering, then apply now! Applications close 21 January 2024 however we will be interviewing suitable candidates as they apply so please express your interest for the role ASAP.

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Project Manager 

Senior Project Manager


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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. 

21 December 2023

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