Contracts Manager

North Island

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Company Overview: Our Tie 1 client is a leading organization specializing in the construction / engineering industry. They are committed to delivering high-quality services and products to our clients while maintaining a strong focus on innovation and sustainability. As part of their growth strategy, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Schemes Manager to join their team in Auckland.

Job Description:

As a Schemes Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing various schemes within the organization. This role requires a blend of strategic planning, project management, and stakeholder engagement skills to ensure the successful execution and delivery of schemes from conception to implementation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in roads and highways and a proven track record of effectively managing complex projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Scheme Development: Lead the development of new schemes from concept to implementation, including conducting feasibility studies, market research, and financial analysis.

  2. Project Management: Plan, organize, and manage all aspects of scheme projects, including setting project timelines, allocating resources, and monitoring progress to ensure timely delivery within budget constraints.

  3. Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, government agencies, and industry partners, to ensure alignment of objectives and secure necessary approvals.

  4. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  5. Financial Management: Develop and manage project budgets, track expenses, and provide regular financial reports to senior management.

  6. Quality Assurance: Implement quality control measures to ensure that schemes meet established standards and specifications.

  7. Team Leadership: Provide leadership and direction to project teams, including setting clear objectives, monitoring performance, and fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability.

  8. Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains within scheme management processes and contribute to the development of best practices.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in either Engineering or Commercial Management
  • Proven experience in scheme management or project management, preferably in the [relevant industry or sector].
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions in complex situations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with a track record of successfully leading and motivating teams.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.


  • Competitive salary package
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment