Senior Project Manager - 3 Waters

  • Work-life balance + lifestyle + career development + relevant remuneration
  • An organisational culture that values personal growth and collaboration
  • Council infrastructure project management based in Nelson

At the heart of the region, Nelson City Council is a Unitary Authority responsible for providing key infrastructure, community facilities and services, economic development and a range of regulatory functions.

Always striving to deliver an even better service to their community Council have introduced a new service delivery model to help achieve their Capital Projects works programme. The various infrastructure projects include three waters, roading, and traffic improvements, walking and cycle ways, parks, and playground installations, facilities and building upgrades. 

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who will report to the Team Leader Capital Projects and will predominately work on projects within the 3-Waters space.

As a Senior Project Manager you will bring more than 8 years of experience in managing and delivering your own infrastructure/construction projects, and essential you hold a project management qualification e.g. PRINCE2, PMP and ideally a relevant engineering qualification.  You will possess solid experience working within the infrastructure, engineering, capital works or client side or consultancy environments within New Zealand, with preference in the 3-Waters space. 

You will have been successful in managing projects delivered by external contractors, be able to employ appropriate project management techniques to achieve strategic project objectives, have experience in optimising common processes and contributed positively to decision making across projects and helped to deliver the outcomes in a coordinated manner. To underpin your technical competencies, you will have excellent communications and relationship management skills as you will be representing Council throughout the project’s lifespan to delivery.

For articulate and motivated professionals, this is an excellent career step, with flexibility and lifestyle opportunities in a fabulous location. 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. 

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 Friday 24th May 2019.

Only candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered, noting you must possess NZ experience in a relevant role.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: EHAJ944104

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Friday, 24 May 2019