• Principal Project Manager - PT & Facilities (Rail) Auckland
  • Auckland Transport in Auckland, , New Zealand
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Auckland Transport is leading the development of transport infrastructure and solutions that enable healthy and accessible communities.


Regardless of your choice to walk, cycle, drive, take the ferry or train, we are passionate about working together to deliver safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable options whilst providing a transport system that will create a vibrant and connected Auckland.   


We are on a journey and working to shape our organisation through an ambitious transformation programme providing for more climate-resilient, effective, and efficient AT.     

Transitioning Auckland's transport network on such a mammoth scale is no mean feat and we need a talented team to ensure we are up to this task. 

Are you motivated by the prospect of building your project management career across a wide range of engineering disciplines, while helping to establish essential public transport (PT) infrastructure for the Auckland Region? The PT, Facilities & Structures... Project (PTFS) team have a range of exciting PT related projects and programmes in the pipeline. The PTFS team is responsible for delivering minor capex and asset renewal projects across a diverse range of engineering disciplines including, rail, bus and ferry station facilities, marine infrastructure, mechanical and electrical, structural engineering, vertical infrastructure etc. i.e. virtually every mode of public transportation infrastructure - except roads and cycleways.

We are looking for professionals who excel at problem-solving, with the necessary confidence and enthusiasm to engage positively with stakeholders and champion project outcomes.

Te Whiwhinga mahi - The Opportunity

You will…
• Coordinate and lead projects and programmes in the marine, rail and facilities environments in accordance with schedule requirements, optimising time, cost, and quality project performance outcomes.
• Engage and/or collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand project requirements, review designs, develop construction strategies, etc.
• Have a high degree of proficiency managing project schedules, finances, risks and issues, and project reporting.
• Lead by example, mentoring junior staff in the practical application of project management best practice, processes, principles, and reporting.
• Initiate and lead tender processes and implement effective procurement strategies and governance arrangements to monitor supplier performance.
• Contribute your industry experience and expertise in respect of project management best practice, regulations, guidelines, standards and project controls.
• Work with the Planning and Property teams to successfully obtain required consents/agreements and ensure requirements are met during design and physical works.

Ko koe tēnei | About you
• Have a successful track record of project delivery, ideally related to infrastructure disciplines incl. rail, marine, structures, mechanical & electrical engineering or similar - from initiation to asset handover.
• Be driven to achieve successful outcomes, delegate effectively and empower others; utilising all resources effectively to achieve the best outcomes
• Competent business acumen with a focus on financial, commercial and contractual literacy, as well as stakeholder and strategic awareness
• Have a relevant industry-recognised tertiary qualification in engineering, construction, project management or related discipline - bachelor's degree, diploma, or certificate
• Have a solid understanding and appreciation of the workings and functions of local government, including current and future business drivers and statutory requirements
• Be customer oriented while maintaining a best for project, delivery and quality focus.
• Have a thorough, practical understanding of the application of safety in design and construction project stages including relevant Health & Safety regulations and legislation
• Be customer oriented while maintaining a best for project, delivery and quality focus.
• Have or be working toward a professional project management qualification e.g. PMP or PRINCE2 or equivalent.

Ko wai mātou | About us & Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?  

At AT, we embrace inclusion and fully support building a diverse workplace where people come first and we feel safe, respected, valued and supported, inclusive of our differences. Our values are more than just words - they are integral to everything we do. Manaakitanga - We care, Tiakitanga - Safe with us, Whanaungatanga - We connect, Auahatanga - Better, bolder, together.

In addition, we also offer:
• Investment in your professional development and training 
• Opportunity for greater leadership and accountability
• Modern CBD (Wynyard Quarter) waterfront-based office
• Paid parental and partner leave
• Study assistance 
• Health and Wellbeing benefits 
• Professional memberships 

AT recognises that you might be perfect for this role even if you don't have all the requirements above. We also offer flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss this further.

Please apply providing your updated CV along with a cover letter summarising how you meet the requirements of the role.

Please contact Lynn Miller on [email protected] for any further information or questions
Auckland New Zealand


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