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Procurement and Contracts Lead

Project MAnager

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Do you have a genuine passion for procurement and contract management? Are you energized by the fast-paced nature of dynamic work environments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

 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. These projects will make a real difference for Hawke’s Bay, offering you an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to positive outcomes for the region.


The role will oversee all aspects of procurement and contract management processes for HBRC’s newly formed Project Management Office. This space will have multiple projects ranging from $20-70 million underway over the next four years. This is a permanent, fulltime roles that will require you to be based in the Hawke’s Bay as part of a wider delivery team.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be able to demonstrate a profound understanding of procurement processes and contract management, setting you apart as a skilled negotiator who consistently secure favourable outcomes. Collaboration is where you excel, seamlessly working with internal stakeholders to exceed their procurement needs. You will thrive on managing complex procurement projects, ensuring precision, attention to detail and efficiency. Your commitment to continuous improvement and innovation will support ongoing progress, growth and alignment with industry best practice.


Ideally you will also have:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification .
  • Experience in leading the procurement and contracts management activity on large scale programmes and projects.
  • Experience in construction of large civil and earthworks projects.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $105,480 to $120,000 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


This is a high-performing and motivated team of professionals that you will be joining, offering an opportunity to experience working within local government and supporting the recovery work from Cyclone Gabrielle. Other benefits of working for our team include flexible working options to support work/life balance, and a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. See our full range of staff benefits here.


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:

Applications 20 March 2024, however we will be shortlisting and interviewing appropriate candidates as applications are received. If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply as we may close the ad earlier than advertised.

 To view the job description please visit our website here.

Please apply through 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. 


20 February 2024

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