Chief Infrastructure Officer

Reference Number: 7130aa

Location: Wellington

Wellington is a vibrant capital city with a thriving culture, talented people and cutting-edge businesses. In this context Wellington City Council plays a key role in building healthy, vibrant communities with a strong sense of identity and a place for all Wellingtonians.

To support its vision of ‘Working together for Wellington's future’, Council is committed to building a cohesive, results-focussed and visible Executive Leadership Team (ELT). As a member of this team, the Chief Infrastructure Officer will be instrumental in leading the delivery of strategic infrastructure projects to transform our city.

The successful appointee will provide strategic leadership and vision to a diverse portfolio. Other areas of particular focus include:

  • Partnership with Wellington Water in three-waters planning;
  • Overseeing the procurement and management of Council's transport and infrastructure assets;
  • Implementing the infrastructure strategy;
  • Strategic asset management;
  • City resilience, and civil defence and emergency management.

Relationship building is crucial for the success in this role, so the appointee will seamlessly build credible relationships with the Mayor, mana whenua, Councillors, other ELT members, and the wider community.

Our ideal candidate will have strong political acumen and relevant sector knowledge. As a senior leader, you will bring your extensive experience in asset management, and a successful track record of delivering comparable programmes. You will also be passionate about enabling high-performing teams, and contributing to a cohesive and collegial executive.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 15 June 2020 at 9am. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Katy Anquetil on +6427 512 8193 or Nicholas Buck on +6427 474 5366.


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