Project Manager - Civils

  • Job Reference: BSNZ561
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Salary: £60,000 to £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: $5000 NZD relocation Package
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Suzie Britton
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 547 3399

Job Description

Project Manager | Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown

Things change when you change things! This is your opportunity to do something to set things in motion that could kick-start a new life in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

  • Long established and well-respected Contractor is actively seeking UK Project Managers with experience in Streetscapes, Rail, and Land Development
  • Roles available in Auckland, Wellington, and Queenstown
  • Build on and develop your extensive Project Management skills in a supportive and engaged environment

Our Client:

Working for a market leading infrastructure and civil construction company that have been making their mark in Aotearoa, New Zealand since 1968. The brand has been behind some of New Zealand’s most high-profile streetscape, engineering, and civils projects.

They pride themselves on their strong family culture based on being true to their word and consistently delivering. They are fully self-resourced in labour and equipment and are one of the few contractors with experience and ability to successfully execute complex streetscape projects in high density urban environments.

Our client is experiencing some major growth and development by moving into the Rail and Land Development areas, as well as establishing branches beyond Auckland.


The Role:

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
  • Planning (Methodology, project specific roles and responsibilities etc).
  • Compilation and completion of Contract Quality Plan.
  • Monitoring allowables versus hours.
  • Subcontract and Material Procurement (including preparing procurement schedule).
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals..
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Conduct project post reviews and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Represents the contractor in a professional manner.
  • Liaison with local authority agents and other third parties as required.
  • Resolves any issues with Client.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Ensure staff place an emphasis on continuous learning and licences/tickets remain current.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project and future work opportunities.
  • Complete regular staff performance reviews with all staff.
  • Manage Notice to Engineer (NTE’s) communication.


To be Successful in this Role:

You will be someone who…. 

Efficiently develops and implements plans to accomplish goals. Manages time effectively and the whole team.

Demonstrates the ability to work on various civil and construction projects, experience using essential tools, materials, machinery and equipment.

Efficiently develops and implements plans to accomplish goals. Manages time effectively and the whole team.

Has at least 5 years Project Management experience within Civils / Construction

Has a degree or HNC in Civil Engineering (or related)

  • Experience in civil engineering work including relevant plant operation
  • Good Working Knowledge of Occupational, Safety, and Health Act
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Good oral and written literacy and numeric skills
  • Excellent communication skills to deal with general public, other staff and supervisors.
  • Must be physically fit.


The Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration with a company whose culture is like no other
  • Career development opportunities
  • Experience an outdoor mecca that offers a landscape that is accessible for all ages, budgets, and ability
  • Partake in local cuisine that includes flat whites at their finest, Gold Medal winning mince & cheese pies that people queue for round the block for, and hokey pokey ice cream that other countries can only dream of
  • Slow down and enjoy a way of life that encourages bird watching (we literally try to count our kereru), BBQs with newfound friends (or a curry if that’s more your style), and feeling free to be yourself in a society that is doing its best to celebrate diversity


Our Client is excited about what comes next and are looking for someone to be excited with them.
For a confidential chat, please feel free to call Suzie Britton on 0208 547 3399, or simply apply online today.