Senior Works Officer, (Fixed Term) | Hokitika

Posted on 16-Jun-2021
Application close date: 21-Jun-2021
Project Management
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

 Our united purpose is Papatūānuku Thrives. Our people live, breathe and feel connected to our kaupapa everyday. 

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.



He angitūtanga: About the Role

Based out of the DOC Hokitika office, you will drive the design, construction and closure phases of the Pike River Memorial Facilities workstream. You will work with a small team to successfully deliver the workstream to planned scope, time and budget. The duration of the workstream is until December 2023.


This position is responsible for planning, prioritising and delivering key project management functions including:

  • Engaging and managing consultants, obtaining consents, procurement planning, tendering and managing construction contracts.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of project documentation, team and governance reporting.
  • Using DOC's Project Management Framework in support of all project deliverables including business case development and reporting.
  • Following best practice in the procurement, tender, contract and supplier process.
  • Stakeholder engagement throughout the project including updates and stakeholder meetings.
  • Partnering with local hapu.



He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • Experience as a Project Manager
  • Demonstrated excellence at prioritising, allocating and monitoring resource usage and finding improved ways to use resources
  • Demonstrated excellence at planning and organising work and resources over a programme of work to meet negotiated timeframes
  • Well-developed communication and relationship skills - the ability to work positively and productively with partners, stakeholders, colleagues and team members - identifying and prioritising their needs
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint


In addition, you will have:

  • An understanding of Asset Management principles and financial understanding around opex and capex expenditure is desirable.
  • Experience and/or understanding of the resource and building consent process and the Resource Management Act and Building Act is also desirable.

It is essential that your application outlines the key skills and experience for this role and how you will meaningfully contribute to and add value to Te Papa Atawhai, our kaupapa and our people.


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
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


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 requirements above. 

For any enquiry, please contact Tom Hopkins on 027 260 4705 or email quoting vacancy 400/9400WO

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 21st June 2021.

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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