Assets and Programme Manager

Applications closing on 28 November 2021, 09:00 PM


  • Shape the future of Upper Hutt
  • Deliver tangible outcomes
  • Work as part of a dedicated team

Our city is one of a kind.  Upper Hutt is recognised as a great place for families and for people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. The team at Upper Hutt City Council work together to enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support and services to our community.

Infrastructure assets provide the foundation for our community’s wellbeing and the growth of our city. The Assets and Programme team play a crucial role in delivery of capital projects and stewardship of our assets.

Reporting to the Director Asset Management and Operations you will lead a cohesive and skilled team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of asset management and capital project management services for Upper Hutt City Council. 

The Assets and Programme team is a consolidation of infrastructure delivery and planning activities previously undertaken by a combination of external and internal resources. The key purpose of the team is to improve responsiveness and cost-effectiveness, ownership and accountability, minimise risks, and ensure best practice.

Key responsibilities in this broad role include: 

  • Guiding best practice and continuous improvement to deliver Council’s asset management services and associated activities.
  • Oversight of, and provide direction to, project managers delivering capital works programmes to ensure efficient and effective, best practice delivery.
  • Ensuring effective collaboration, communication and engagement with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supporting the Director in strategic planning, reporting and/or engagement regarding the capital projects programme, including, where required, at the executive and elected member level.

This role requires a high level of leadership and direction across multiple projects and work programmes, requiring excellent influential and relationship skills. The ability to encourage a culture of change, improvement and best practice is very important. 

This role is a permanent, full time position. Applications close at 9pm on Sunday 28th November 2021. 

All applications must include a cover letter, CV and a completed Upper Hutt City Council application form (you can complete this online).

It is important for applicants to know that Upper Hutt City Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual. We will update all shortlisted candidates as soon as this information is available.