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About Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency.

Callaghan Innovation activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

Callaghan Innovation partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth.

Their staff – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and by providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes and grants co-funding.

As a government agency, they also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with MBIE, NZTE, NZVIF, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation.

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Job Opportunities

The company are currently looking for a Infrastructure Asset Manager to join their team.

Infrastructure Asset Manager - The Role

one eighty are delighted to be working exclusively with Callaghan Innovation to secure an Infrastructure Asset Manager on a 2 year fixed term contract.  This role will involve working on the new Gracefield Innovation Quarter (GIQ) project, which will aim to be the hub of innovation for New Zealand, providing fit-for-purpose facilities for their staff and customers.

This newly created role will report into the GIQ Design Lead and will be solely responsible for providing strategic asset management advice, and in addition be accountable for providing the planning and implementation of the asset management plan to ensure that standards are met to protect and improve their overall assets. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Defining the tactical asset strategy
  • Providing strategic asset management to advise on short and long term planning
  • Monitor and review asset management outputs and provide asset maintenance advice to support the development and delivery of the GIQ programme
  • Working with the facilities team to provide lifecycle replacement programmes and recommendations
  • Develop, review and recommend strategies for improving the performance of all portfolio assets
  • Maintaining a positive working relationship with stakeholders and colleagues

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for the role you will work collaboratively with a team of experts, have the ability to self manage, use initiative and be able to articulate strong problem solving skills. You will also have the following experience and qualifications.

  • Completion of ISO 55001 lead auditor training course preferred
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline or proven work experience within the asset management field
  • Proven asset management experience in organisations owning large and complex property portfolios
  • Experience within public sector would be desirable but not compulsory
  • Excellent track record of delivering successful outcomes in a team environment within a complex delivery organisation that involved strategic and financial / operational management accountability
  • New Zealand Diploma in Asset Management preferred
  • At least 8 years experience in a similar role
  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in a professional manner


  • Flexible working environment
  • Innovative and supportive team
  • $130K - $140K per annum 
  • A great time to be joining the organisation at this stage of growth

If you are interest to hear more and add value to this forever growing team get in touch with Paula Nissen via or 027 534 6485.

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