Manager – Asset and Planning


  • Small city benefits, big city ambition
  • A key management role with an opportunity to make a mark on the future of the organisation
  • Contribute to city growth by impacting Infrastructure wide strategy and vision

Are you looking for an opportunity to transform the future of a growing city? And is asset management planning your area of expertise?

Palmerston North is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city. The city is experiencing growth in all sectors and competes with other regional centres amidst technological and demographic change for capital, talent and visitors.

In this context Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) provides services to 90,000 residents, employing 600 staff across a broad range of functions. PNCC is leading a bold new vision for Palmerston North: small city benefits, big city ambition that will help the metro achieve its potential, capitalise on its strengths, and thrive in the future.

To continue to achieve this growth and vision, Palmerston North City Council has had an overhaul of its Infrastructure Unit. A key change is an increased attention to and investment in asset management planning and information intelligence, with a new division being established. We’re now looking for an experienced senior manager to head this critical team.

The Asset and Planning Manager role will report into the Chief Infrastructure Office on the leadership team. It’s a position that you can really make your mark on - you’ll drive the development and implementation of strategic asset management at the organisation level.  You’ll have a long-term strategic view, working to ensure a coordinated approach that is sustained and integrated across Council. To succeed in this role, you’ll be skilled in analysing complex issues, and have a thorough knowledge of asset management as a business process and the Local Government Act

Your team is going to be key to developing the Infrastructure wide programme of works. You’ll have a tangible impact on the city, with your work in developing Asset Management Plans and informing the Long-Term Plan and 30-year infrastructure strategy.  As you can imagine, significant collaboration is required in this role, so you’ll have a history of building and maintaining relationships.

If you’re looking for a role where you can bring together a new team and set up a high-functioning division that has real value for the city, look no further – Apply today!

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to Error! Bookmark not defined.cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz quoting 302574lg. Applications close on 25th August 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Larri Wallbridge on +64 21 0836 6531.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 302574lg

Location: Palmerston North City

Closing Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019