Works Officer | Hamilton

Posted on 10-Jan-2022
Application close date: 25-Jan-2022
Operational Planning
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Are you a project manager with a can-do attitude and ability to build positive relationships both internally and externally?
  • This is your opportunity to use your skills and experience to contribute to recreation, conservation, and the work Te Papa Atawhai does in your region. You will work across some of New Zealand's most unique and treasured places
  • Full time permanent position in the Hamilton, Waikato, Taranaki region with the ability to be based in one of our offices in Hamilton, Taranaki, Whitianga or Thames.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Works Officer, you will be part of a small team who provides project management advice and support to manage our outdoor recreational assets. This ranges from visitor experience improvement work, high priority iwi projects, safety related work and project asset replacement.

Key role responsibilities include:

  • Providing project management services including engaging and managing consultants, obtaining consents, and tendering and managing construction contracts for the upgrade, replacement, or removal of the Department's outdoor recreational assets.
  • Providing project management and construction contract advice and support to the Department's field staff.
  • Provide regular progress updates on projects to managers and local Department of Conservation staff.
  • Conducting site inspections of huts, tracks, and structures within the region; and
  • Complying with and promoting the Department's Health and Safety policy and guidelines.


You will also be required to liaise with stakeholders and Iwi, manage logistics and liaise with local Department of Conservation staff.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

As a committed team player with a positive personality, you work well within our team being happy to get out and about and build relationships with operations teams, contractors, and iwi. This role will build on your previous project management experience ideally from a recreation, construction, or trade industry. You will have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability manage your workload, often with competing deadlines and priorities and still produce high quality work. Experience maintaining and building huts, tracks and bridges would be an advantage but not essential.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you:

Along with recently being awarded New Zealand's most attractive employer in the public service, people like working for us because we offer:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition, and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including flexible working arrangements and the employee assistance program


The salary range for this position is $61,916 to $79,115 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above requirements.

For any enquiry, please contact Debbie Fahey on 027 286 2746 or email, quoting vacancy 400/9482.

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 25 January 2022.

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context. 

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