Project Manager - Palmerston North City Council

Reference Number: 452302aa

Location: Palmerston North

  • 12-month FTC
  • Small city benefits, big city ambition
  • Great opportunity to contribute to city growth

Palmerston North is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city. The city is experiencing growth in all sectors and competes with other regional centres amidst technological and demographic change for capital, talent and visitors.

In this context Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) provides services to 90,000 residents, employing 600 staff across a broad range of functions. PNCC is leading a bold new vision for Palmerston North: small city benefits, big city ambition that will help the metro achieve its potential, capitalise on its strengths, and thrive in the future. To support its transformation, PNCC is currently seeking expressions of interest for multiple Project Managers.

These roles report to the head of PNCC’s Project Management Office, which is responsible for the scoping, engaging and delivery of projects from the Infrastructure unit’s capital and renewals program. Project Managers will be responsible for ensuring key projects are delivered on time and on budget within this portfolio. 

Excellent stakeholder engagement, both internally and externally, lies at the heart of these roles, and will ensure PNCC’s implements best practice project governance in this area. Formal training in project management systems and process– inside or outside local government – will be important for an effective transition into the team. Also crucial is an ability to balance operational realties and strategic drivers in the implementation of complex projects.

For those seeking a fantastic opportunity in a vibrant regional centre, these roles represent a compelling next step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 31 March 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 474 5366.

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