Capital Projects - Team Leader

  • Manage a professional team to deliver exciting projects in Nelson
  • Work-life balance + lifestyle + career development + relevant remuneration
  • Council culture that values personal growth and collaboration

Nelson City Council is a Unitary Authority at the heart of the region, responsible for providing key infrastructure, community facilities and services, economic development and a range of regulatory functions including for land use and resource management.

Striving to deliver even better infrastructure to their community, Nelson City Council have introduced a new service delivery model to help achieve their Council endorsed infrastructure capital and renewal projects.  The infrastructure projects including three waters, roading, and traffic improvements, walking and cycle ways, parks, and playground installations, facilities and building upgrades.  This is an exciting time of positive change and they are looking for a new Team Leader Capital Projects.

The purpose of the role will be to lead a small team of motivated and capable civil engineers and project managers responsible for the delivery of the Council’s capital and renewals programme.

Reporting to an empowering and commercial savvy Manager Capital Projects, you will be responsible for supporting a team to successfully manage projects delivered by external contractors. Ideally, you are a qualified Civil Engineer or have outstanding capital works project management delivery experience and it would be advantageous if you have previously worked in a consultancy or PMO environment that had a continuous improvement focus.  

This is a very good role for either an experienced Team Leader (looking for a new role) or a Senior Project Manager (looking for a career step forward) who possesses the mix of technical, financial, team leadership and relationship management skills essential to thrive in this role. 

In return, Nelson City Council offers an enjoyable, rewarding and flexible working environment and this role provides a career step with depth, diversity and career development. You will be working together with colleagues who are passionate about making Nelson an even better place.

Nelson is a thriving city set within a diverse region with a gorgeous natural environment, amazing weather and easy access to beautiful natural resources which provide a wonderful backdrop for businesses and communities to live, work and play.  As this beautiful city continues to grow, there is a constant vibe generated by a buoyant economy, a wealth of arts, cultural, sporting and hospitality activities and the tourism gateway to numerous regional attractions.

To register your interest in this superb opportunity, please submit your details in absolute confidence via our registration process attaching both an up-to-date CV and cover letter (in Word please).  Alternatively, for a confidential conversation, you can contact Amanda Scott, Consulting Director at talentnow! on 021784483 or email

Applications close midnight on 24th May 2019.

To apply for this role, you must have the relevant qualifications, must be currently eligible to work now and had work experience within New Zealand.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: EHAJ944103

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Friday, 24 May 2019