Senior Project Manager

North Island
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The purpose of the Transport Rebuild East Coast Alliance (TREC) is to restore the state highway and railway networks in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne Regions impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Furthermore, the alliance exists to build resilience into the network to minimise the impacts of future events. The alliance’s purpose is to ensure a regional centric approach that respects and engages with iwi, council, regional suppliers to support a local recovery. 

The purpose for this position is to:

  • Responsible for the management of the overall direction, co-ordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects
  • To deliver successful and quality projects



  • Maintain programmes of all work
  • Review all financial information and carry out cost to complete for projects monthly – meeting and exceeding budgets
  • Report monthly financials, including cost to complete, updated risk registers etc.
  • Ensure projects are carried out to job specifications, company polices and relevant legislation
  • Pricing of work – quotes/estimates and negotiation of works
  • Plan and organize plant, labor subcontractors and suppliers as required
  • Lead the project team in the successful execution and delivery of construction projects
  • Lead the project team to maximize the performance of foreman/supervisors and crews
  • Ensure all staff are provided with leadership and guidance with coordination and monitoring of projects and activities including any relevant strategic business objectives
  • Manage and direct contract administration, understanding contractual requirements and expectations
  • Set performance expectations with Foremen/ Supervisors and construction crews and monitor performance and address any issues
  • Ensure forward planning, organizing and ordering of contract subbies/ material plant/ people at all times to eliminate down time on the job
  • Commitment and compliance to all elements of the Alliance Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Consult and influence across the wider Alliance team to reinforce ‘best for project’ decisions
  • Perform other duties as directed from time to time as directed
  • Champion safety leadership and support the implementation of EHS procedures in division and the wider business and participate in site quality requirements to achieve project quality goals
  • Adequate resources are identified, provided, and maintained to enable the project to fully meets its safety and environmental requirements
  • All accident/incident reports and completed investigations are reviewed to ensure action items are appropriate and implemented and that further impacts, or potential losses are identified and proactively prevented



The qualifications and experience required to successfully undertake a role in an alliance of this scale and complexity need to exemplify a high calibre individual with demonstratable experience in their discipline, including:

  • BE or NZCE or significant industry experience with familiarity with NZS3910, Construction Contracts Act
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience (with at least 5 years including job and project management)
  • Experience and understanding of job pricing including materials, labour and plant and associated margin/profit calculations
  • Safety related certification
  • Experience managing teams, subcontractors and stakeholders
  • Competent user of Word, Excel and Project
  • Well-developed programming and construction project delivery skills
  • Able to deliver business and strategic plans – project specific
  • Highly organised with an innate ability to problem solve