Move to Tauranga – enjoy the coastal lifestyle and escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. There’s no shortage of amazing things to do locally, and it’s just a short drive to get to the Coromandel, Ruapehu, some of New Zealand’s best lakes, and more! Enjoy an amazing coast, an awesome climate, and everything else Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty region has to offer.
The benefits of living in Tauranga are no secret and the city has seen incredible recent population growth which isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. This has prompted a large push for further development of the city’s critical infrastructure, with the Tauranga City Council Long Term Plan setting out a $4.7 billion masterplan covering key crucial spend across new city facilities, roading, cycleways & walkways, 3-water infrastructure & more.
To deliver this $4.7 billion spend, Tauranga City Council has established a Capital Programme Assurance Division (CPAD) to act as Centre of Excellence for Programme & Project Delivery. CPAD will ensure all projects delivered under the Capital Programme are established, costed, resourced, reported & delivered according to best practice by providing systems, guidance & advice to key stakeholders.
We have a range of exciting opportunities to join the CPAD team on a full-time permanent or fixed-term basis. CPAD is an enterprise function with all roles being highly influential across the Council. Come be part of a brand-new team and make a difference in delivering awesome project outcomes to the Tauranga community.
About the role:
This is a permanent opportunity sitting within the CPAD team, responsible for providing project cost planning and analysis in order to advise and support the delivery of Tauranga City Council’s capital works plan.
The cost planning analyst will ensure that projects budgets are costed appropriately to meet project outcomes through long-term forecasting and short-term project budget estimating, as well as commercial analysis for capital works investments.
Analyse discrepancies between project budget/forecast and actual spend
Identify opportunities for financial improvements across the project lifecycle
Provide effective cost planning advice based on market trends
Provide commercial expertise for development of project business cases
Successful applicants will have:
5+ years’ experience in a similar cost planning role
Sound understanding of project and contract management
Ideally experience with local government and/or civil infrastructure
The ability to collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams
Experience across analysis tools, such as Power BI
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Relevant tertiary qualification – e.g., commerce, construction
For further information contact Hamish McLean on 09 951 5011, apply online, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference: OS72112