44955 Capital Delivery Manager, Infrastructure - Plant & Food Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

Mt Albert, Auckland

Vacancy 44955

About us

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable systems.

What you will be doing

This is an exciting new opportunity to work collaboratively with the the organisation's key stakeholders to drive the delivery of the capital programme and major projects.  Using your experience and expertise, you will improve governance, processes and programming of capital delivery and support the organisation in the development of major projects, key infrastructure and property initiatives from inception through to completion.  This will include operating as a programme manager for key programmes of work for the Infrastructure or Science groups, problem solving and identifying emerging issues and risks.  A proven collaborator, you will contribute to business cases, ensure robust programme and project management plans, and compliance with statutory guidelines, monitor budgets, engage with external partners and provide regular reporting and communication updates.

What you will need

  • Ideally a degree qualification in engineering, property management or a building related subject
  • At least 10 years' experience in the delivery of construction/building/property projects or programmes
  • Knowledge and experience of capital delivery governance processes including the development of business cases
  • Familiarity and understanding of the Building Act and Resource Consent processes and knowledge of the Resource Management Act would also be of benefit
  • Experience overseeing the establishment and maintenance of robust programme and project management plans and proven project management skills and ability to see a job through to completion.
  • Demonstrated capability in working collaboratively across an organisation or large teams to deliver capital infrastructure or property projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of contract management principles and contract preparation would be advantageous
  • Flexibility to travel within New Zealand will be essential

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team-based environment at our Mt Albert Research Centre you will contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for its science and impact! 

At Plant & Food Research, we encourage career development and work/life balance and offer excellent employee benefits, including onsite childcare facilities, free car-parking, generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation and subsidised health insurance.


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