Contracts Manager


  • Flexible working
  • Be part of a well-respected and influential team
  • Leave your legacy on Auckland

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council has a portfolio of about 200 closed landfills with a majority now repurposed into parks and reserves.  The sites have a range of risk profiles from large municipal landfills and dumps to informal construction waste and soil fill sites.  The Engineering Technical Services team within council holds a number of strategic contracts to support the ongoing safe management of the closed landfills.  

We are looking for a Contract Manager to efficiently manage our key operational and maintenance contracts and relationships in line with council processes and protocols. 

On any given day you may be planning and implementing small asset renewal and improvement projects, ensuring health and safety protocol is adhered to, producing progress reports, identifying risks or working on procurement or financial matters.

You will work closely with other stakeholders within the council family who have shared interests in closed landfill sites such as but not limited to Community Facilities, Healthy Waters, Watercare and Panuku to ensure that landfill risks are well managed and the sites’ amenity and commercial value is optimised.

He kōrero mōu: About you

With a relevant tertiary qualification in civil/environmental engineering or science, you have extensive experience in operations and/or asset management ideally in the industrial, wastewater, landfill or contaminated sites sector.  You have managed complex, high value contracts for physical works and are well versed in NZS391X ER or ERA.  

We will value your project management skills including planning, implementation and financial management.

You are politically savvy and can naturally walk the fine line of influencing and driving results with your stakeholders while maintaining and enhancing positive relationships.  You are practical and solutions focused, adaptable in the face of changing requirements and resilient when dealing with challenging conversations.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will be working for an organisation that embraces diversity and has a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions. We offer flexible working and you get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference to Auckland.

See the position description for more information - Contract Manager PD.  We look forward to receiving your application. You can also contact Shar Mahon on +64- 27-769-1880 for a confidential chat.
This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  A full driver's license is a requirement.

Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: FLAI148133

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021