Project Manager, Capital Development

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Project Manager, Capital Development


Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.
Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland's identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum's stories. We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

Job Description

The Capital Development and Projects stream of the Property division is responsible for implementing and aligning projects with Auckland War Memorial Museum’s strategic direction and values. As part of the organisation’s Asset Management Plan, the Museum will continue to undertake a programme of asset renewal, access, gallery renewal and improvement works across the business. 

A vital member of the property projects team, the senior level Project Manager, Capital Development position is responsible for managing the successful delivery of planned building development projects. This will involve end to end project management from initiation through delivery, to handover to operational teams. The application of robust PM methodologies and techniques is expected. The incumbent may need to create and institute PM systems and processes where the Museum has gaps. Collaborative working along with effective written and verbal communication skills will be essential to the success of this role, with the role holder dealing with diverse stakeholder groups across all levels of the Museum, external contractors and project related organisations. In particular close alliance with gallery content personnel will be necessary.

Desired Skills and Experience

Key to being successful in this role are:  
•    Minimum three years’ experience in construction project management with a formal project management (PM) qualification expected
•    Formal structured PM training and prior experience working with structured PM methodology highly advantageous (eg Prince2)
•    Proven competency with Microsoft Office programmes including Excel, Word and Project, as well as Adobe Acrobat Professional
•    Experience in dealing with regulatory requirements and regulatory authorities ie consenting
•    Proven record of leading teams in a project-based environment
•    Sound knowledge of various building infrastructure matters including fire, HVAC, hydraulics, electrical and mechanical systems and its impact on the Museum
•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and negotiate successfully across a variety of internal and external stakeholders
•    Strong and effective communication skills

Closing Date:  Thursday, 2 June 2022

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. 

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Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits including an award-winning wellbeing programme.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao   
Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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