6 Oct 2020

Fixed-term Delivery Manager – Major Works (Contractor) – Christchurch

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Job Description

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  • Contractor – 12/24 Months full-time with extension opportunities
  • An exciting opportunity to work on school property projects to deliver safe, healthy, inspiring enabled learning environments

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day.Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

Capital Works manages the planning and delivery of major redevelopments, new builds and infrastructure upgrades for New Zealand schools as part of the Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand. Our vision is to be a world leader in providing learning environments that advance educational achievement.

About the role

Delivery Managers are responsible for developing effective relationships and trust with schools, and other internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that consultants are working effectively and efficiently to deliver school infrastructure projects on time, to budget and to scope as set out in the project brief. The Delivery Managers will oversee a group of capital projects (building construction) and will follow and work within Ministry and EIS policy, procedures and guidelines.

Key skills:

  • Management of end to end school building construction projects in a fast paced and complex portfolio
  • Stakeholder relationship management with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Problem solving and collaboration to deliver great results with maximum impact

About you

You are an experienced Project Manager with relevant construction knowledge, and a strong track record of using project management methodologies and organisational processes to achieve efficient outcomes, manage risks and implement lessons learnt. Experience of full end to end project management from business case to completion of the project. Weather tight remedial experience is also desired for this role.

You relish the opportunity to shape how we work to help us provide the best learning environments for New Zealand’s future generations, and can hit the ground running in this critical role in Capital Works.

If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

How to Apply

Please review the job description by copying and pasting this link inyo your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/664372_JobDesc.pdf if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'apply online' button. For further information please contact the team at 

contingentworkforce@education.govt.nz

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 18 October 2020.

Job Categories: Construction / Trade Management. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in Endless.

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