Hutt City Council

 

 

 

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Hutt City Council is committed to making a difference to its community.

Our purpose is 'to ensure our city and all of its people thrive'. We aim to work with communities to harness their insight, access their talent and realise their potential. We want to stimulate local sources of power in the community and create outlets for them to enhance our place and the livelihood of our people.

That means maintaining active and vibrant networks both within the Council and across our shared space to optimise the impact of our collective effort. Those spaces include a range of community facilities that provide a heart for the community - places here people can feel welcome, connect, learn and enhance their wellbeing.

 

 

 

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Job Opportunities

Hutt City Council currently has two roles available, Project Manager - Naenae and Project Manager - Riverlink.

Project Manager - Riverlink
  • $500M project between Waka Kotahi, Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington
  • Share your knowledge and skills, and make contributions that support local
  • Opportunity to deliver a large project for Hutt Valley and the Wellington region

About the role

Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are working collaboratively on RiverLink to deliver three separate but interdependent projects: Flood protection, Making Places Urban Development Plan, and Melling Transport Improvements. RiverLink will make Hutt City more resilient, more connected and more vibrant.

You will be working as the lead Project Manager representing Hutt City Council in this partnership project. You will be supporting and reporting into the Director of Economy and Development and relationship management is paramount to the success of this role. You will have multiple internal and external stakeholders to manage and keep informed including planners, engineers, lawyers, architects, staff, partners and councillors.
  
In addition you will be responsible for taking this project through it’s various stages and delivering to the council’s expectations.

Skills & experience:

To be successful in this role it is envisaged you will come from a technical project management background with experience in either large infrastructure projects, large scale housing or regeneration projects or government driven multi-faceted projects. You may have originally been an engineer, planner or surveyor and be very adept at projects involving land and the use of land. You will need to have an excellent understanding of the Public Works Act, the workings of government (ideally local government) and be able to work towards a common vision & goal over a period of time (10 years).

You will have:

  • Proven experience of managing successful large projects in infrastructure or major housing developments.
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Maintaining up to date project plans
  • Experience of using Project Management tools
  • Leading project teams and relationships to ensure requirements are met
  • Reviewing and commenting on proposed designs and technical problem solving

Benefits:

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a market based competitive salary and flexible working environment.
You will join this team in an exciting period of growth and have an opportunity to really make your mark in this community.

For further information or for a confidential chat please contact either Paula Nissen on 027 5346485 paula@oneeighty.co.nz or Mike Westbury on 021888907 mike@oneeighty.co.nz.

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Project Manager - Naenae
  • $9M for the Naenae town centre redevelopment
  • $54 pool project, co-funded by government for COVID response and recovery
  • Opportunity to deliver a large critical project for Lower Hutt and the region

About the role

When Naenae Pool closed it had a huge impact on the local community, businesses in the town centre and pool users from across the region. A new pool and redeveloped town centre will support the wellbeing of the Naenae community, and support a thriving Lower Hutt.  The Government has recently announced $27 million in co-funding towards the rebuild of the Pool.  We want this project to return wider benefits for our community and to set a new benchmark among our facilities for reduced environmental impact.
You will be working as the lead internal Project Manager delivering the new Naenae Swimming Pool and other projects as part of the Naenae town centre redevelopment.

You will be supporting and reporting into the Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities, ensuring that all work is done collaboratively and, completed to a high standard.

You’ll work closely with the community and mana whenua, involving them in design and keeping them informed every step of the way. You’ll look for every opportunity to involve local businesses and community groups. You’ll also work closely with internal staff to ensure the project is efficient and effective, and the pool and town centre development deliver the maximum benefit possible. 
You will also work very closely with internal staff where appropriate to facilitate and manage design from concepts through to construction drawings, including the consenting process, as well as additional contract management with construction partners.

As with any Project Management position you will be expected to build and maintain key stakeholder relationships, both internal and external including senior council leaders, and Crown Infrastructure partners.

Skills & experience:
The Project Manager will need to have sound financial and commercial acumen and use their experience to ensure projects are delivered within budget, on time and to a high standard. Additionally, they’ll need to have a good understanding of how projects can provide wider benefits to the community, particularly through social procurement. You will need to understand the strategic direction of the council, its mission, customers, and processes. As a construction professional, applying industry standards and best practice, and basing all decisions on the Council’s ultimate goal is of utmost importance. This will also ensure they are able to assess risks and confidently make critical decisions for the business. We envisage the Project Manager having an extensive construction project management background from either a reputable construction project management consultancy or another internal client side PMO team.

You will have:

  • Proven experience of managing successful large projects in the construction industry, including some experience with aquatic projects
  • A record of high quality community engagement and stakeholder management
  • A reputation for high quality project management including risk management, leading cohesive teams, reporting and record keeping
  • Great relationship and influencing skills
  • Experience of using a range of digital Project Management tools
  • A passion for working with and for the community

Benefits:

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a market based competitive salary and flexible working environment.
You will join this team in an exciting period of growth and have an opportunity to really make your mark in this community.

For further information or for a confidential chat please contact either Paula Nissen on 027 5346485 paula@oneeighty.co.nz or Mike Westbury on 021888907 mike@oneeighty.co.nz.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

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