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Project Manager - Major Projects (Fixed Term)

Oamaru, New Zealand

Reference: 5727856

Are you an experienced Project Manager wanting to make a positive contribution to one of New Zealand's most scenic and vibrant districts?

As Project Manager (Major Projects), you will be responsible for leading the delivery of major capital projects for the Waitaki District Council.

About this position:

This role is based in our Ōamaru office and supports the efficient delivery of major capital projects by ensuring assigned projects are cost-effectively designed, planned, procured, constructed and commissioned. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams and community groups to deliver high profile community assets - like the proposed Waitaki Sports & Events Centre and the Oamaru Harbour Plan - by taking concepts and making them a reality.

About you:

You will be an experienced and qualified Project Manager, ideally, with specific expertise in managing high profile, community-focused projects. Your excellent communication and relationship management skills will be vital in your day-to-day dealings with project teams, consultants, contractors, key stakeholders, community groups, and the public.

Council offers a comprehensive range of benefits, continuous professional development, and a friendly and exciting work environment. Get in touch to hear about our full range of staff benefits.

Waitaki is one of New Zealand's most vibrant, on-the-grow districts and home to great lakes, ski fields, cycle trails, epic tramping, fishing and hunting, surf beaches and so much more. Award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, Steampunk and Oamaru's fascinating Victorian Precinct will be at your doorstep, along with Aotearoa's longest national heartland cycleway (the Alps to Ocean) and the fabulous Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. In 2020, Oamaru was also voted the most welcoming town in New Zealand by  Add to this affordable housing, great schools, and a real sense of community, with no traffic jams!

If this opportunity sounds like you, then apply today.

Enquiries regarding the position can be made to Joshua Rendell, Assets Operations Manager by calling 03 433 0300 or emailing

It is important for applicants to know that Waitaki District Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual. We will update all shortlisted candidates as further information is available.