Programme Lead

Job title : Programme Lead
Location : Wellington
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Juanel Van Jaarsveld
Job reference : JV72535

RobLawMax Recruitment has exclusively partnered with Wellington Water in the appointment of a Programme Lead for their Network Development & Delivery BU ,who will deliver a programme of 3 waters capital projects for the Wellington Region.

Wellington Water is a trusted advisor to the region's Councils and partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors to deliver drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea.

About the role:

As the Programme Lead, you will work collaboratively with their Consultant and Contractor panels to support them to deliver the programme of works in time and within budget. You will also be responsible to work closely with the Project Managers to understand the delivery of risks across the the programme and managing these at a programme level.

Other key tasks:

  • Budget Management by monitoring expenditure and costs and preparing financial budgets and forecasts

  • Management of programme assurance & integrity

  • Provide consistent leadership, coaching and support to the Project managers

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification, Qualifications in project management and programme management desirable, although experience may negate qualifications

  • Experienced in infrastructure-related project management, with at least 5 years’ experience working on complex projects and / or programmes

  • Good financial analysis and forecasting skills

  • Good knowledge of the Resource Management Act and consenting process

  • Leadership skills with well-developed emotional intelligence who leads by example

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate at all levels, with internal and external customers and stakeholders, and with consultants and contractors

  • An interest in water and a passion for the betterment of the Wellington region

In return you will be rewarded with a great salary, the opportunity to work across the entire network with an empowering manager who encourages leadership & training. They offer true flexibility to fit in with your lifestyle and most commonly WFH 2 days a week. The manager supports a family orientated environment & culture. As the Network Team is so busy, they have the option to pick and choose interesting projects which gives the Project Managers a truly big scope of projects to work on which are fun and challenging.

If you are currently in a similar role or ready for a step up, then this role is for you.

For more information on this or other opportunities within the sector, phone in confidence, Juanel on +64 4 471 6985, apply online or email your CV to with Ref# JV2535