14 Sep 2018

Permanent Senior Manager – Development Team

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland University

Job Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities.  Our Property Services team provides a leading edge facilities management, planning and development service that contributes to the success of the University of Auckland.  As one of Auckland’s largest and most diverse property portfolio owners and occupiers, the University of Auckland owns and leases over 200 buildings comprising of 600,000 sqm with a mix of new, older and heritage buildings. Our property portfolio is essential to our core business of teaching and research.

Playing a vital role in contributing to the success of the University of Auckland as a vibrant and progressive University, the UoA Property Services Planning & Development team ensures the efficient and effective delivery of Capital projects through master planning and project design whilst delivering substantial BAU results that allow research & student activities to carry on. It’s mission is to ensure the University of Auckland is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for having world class facilities and an environment that promotes excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work and administration.

It is an exciting time at the University with major projects underway and more to come. With continued growth and development combined with an already substantial portfolio, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional to join the team as Senior Manager within the  Development team.

The Role

Reporting to the Associate Director – Development, this is a pivotal role with key accountability for the planning, resourcing, investigation and design of major capital works projects in addition to BAU management including large impact compliance works. These projects and BAU management are essential to ensure the built environment properly supports the current and future needs of the University through its long term Academic and Capital plan.

Some key aspects and responsibilities include:

  • Business As Usual management of large impact compliance works (seismic, fire etc) and transitional programmes of works where relocations are required to enable capital programme continuation.
  • Leading internal and external project managers engaged on capital projects
  • Capital Planning – Implementing masterplans and ensuring compliance, resourcing, investigations, project briefs, programmes, design reports and budget approvals.
  • Project Design – establishing projects and managing RFI process including consultant engagement documentation and contracts, design documentation regarding space allocation and functional requirements, legislation requirements, Chair (or appoint) Design Development meetings, Project Control group meetings and review/oversight of projects at key design stages.
  • Stakeholder management across the University community and externally.
  • Strategic and Risk management.

Our Ideal Candidate

As a highly experienced people leader, our ideal candidate will demonstrate a high-level ability to influence and communicate effectively to a diverse range of stakeholders. They will have the technical background to understand projects from multiple viewpoints and this will come from significant commercial and project management experience from a facilities or construction/architecture environment. They will operate with energy and passion and will demonstrate a collaborative approach where they partner closely with peers, value the needs of others and model best practice principals and behaviours. Teamwork, customer focus and negotiation skills are vital to the role.

The University is in the middle of one of the largest capital programmes in its history and this is combined with an already considerable amount of BAU activity to ensure research and student activities can continue successfully.  Preference will be given to candidates with a proven understanding of large-scale building programmes and large impact compliance works and those who can demonstrate an ability to think and act strategically to provide valuable input to achieve the best long-term outcomes.

What We Offer

The University of Auckland offers an environment and position in the Auckland property market that is both diverse and incredibly unique. We are looking towards the future and this role offers huge potential and growth for the successful applicant.

In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6.75% superannuation scheme
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Car parking
  • Flexible working and a culture dedicated to work life balance

Please apply online at our careers site. Any additional enquiries can be directed to Joshua Chapman on 09 923 8262

Applications close 8th October

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20114. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Saturday 8th October 2018.

Job Categories: Leadership/Management. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 17 days.

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