Projects Delivery Manager - Southland District Council

Reference Number: 454113aa

Location: Invercargill

  • Lead a New Project Delivery Team
  • Deliver the Capital Works Programme
  • Instil a professional & consistent approach to project management

The Southland District Council (SDC) is a territorial authority responsible for the largest land area of 30,401 km², in arguably the most unique and beautiful part of the country, including the Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau and Stewart Island. SDC is renowned for sector leadership at both political and management level and has recently unveiled the new Southland District Story, a rebranding project that will develop new and innovative ways to partner with the many varied communities that make up their district.

Based in Invercargill this exciting new role will oversee the establishment of a new team, systems and processes to ensure the delivery of robust Programme and Project Management functions across a varied portfolio, including transport, property, 3 waters, parks and reserves, forestry, Te Anau Airport and SIESA. Reporting to the Group Manager Services & Assets and leading a high performing team of five you will develop and lead the commercial disciplines and accountability required to take project delivery to the next level. This role represents an excellent opportunity to progress some long standing critical projects for the region including the Te Anau Wastewater Discharge Project. Typically, a three-year programme of work established through the LTP cycle involves approximately 300 projects with a budget of $40 million (projects ranging from $20 million to $10,000).

To be successful in this role we require:

  • Tertiary and Project Management qualifications
  • Proven leadership experience building and developing a team, with a strong coaching focus
  • Experienced with the successful delivery of large capital works programmes
  • Demonstrated experience improving processes, systems and functions associated with programme delivery in line with best practice
  • A strong focus on accountability and results
  • Useful to have a background in Utilities/Infrastructure
  • A collaborative, honest & open style with excellent communication & relationship management skills.

This unique green fields opportunity awaits in a well-led and forward focused District Council, offering all the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Southland.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 27 January 2019.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

To apply use application form or email

to jobs
First Name
Last Name
Residency Status
LinkedIn Profile Link
Cover Letter
Max file size of 2 MB(doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, HTML) HTML
Max file size of 2 MB(doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, HTML) HTML
How did you hear about this position?

Featured jobs

Research Director - AgResearch
Reference Number: 217608aa

Provide scientific vision & strategic thought leadership to shape the way we do science, improve our capabilities & better position us for the future.


National Sales Manager - Moffat
Reference Number: 371217aa

Great leadership opportunity to develop a committed team, working with premium products in a supportive and well-respected market leading organisation.


Operations Manager / Senior Consultant - Progressive Consulting
Reference Number: 282577aa

As the HR consulting division of Crowe Horwath, Progressive Consulting support businesses with HR advice.


Get in touch with us


Contact us now

sourcing, selecting and shaping leaders