Project Director, Canterbury Multi-Use Arena - Christchurch City Council

Reference Number: 7146aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Iconic Infrastructure Build
  • Christchurch Based Role
  • Deliver a New Entertainment Venue for Christchurch & New Zealand

Few roles ever offer the unique challenge and opportunity that is presented with this iconic and significant infrastructure build.  Reporting to the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) Governance Board and leading a team of Council and external experts, the Project Director will have accountability for the delivery of the CMUA project. 

The Project Director will lead all phases of the project including benefits management, stakeholder management and reporting, as well as the effective management of scope, time, cost, quality issues and risks, human resources, communications and procurement functions.  This project will involve diverse stakeholder groups, including Council, Crown agencies, neighbours and the wider public, and multiple professional disciplines and consultants both internal to Council and external to the CMUA wider organisation.  Leading stakeholder management will be an integral component of this position.

The role requires a proactive approach and an agile and enquiring mind with the ability to continually analyse the longer-term implications of any issues that may arise during the course of the project. 

Applicants will possess prior experience managing significant and complex public-sector projects of scale, along with strong negotiating skills, a pragmatic outlook, a client centric approach and a solid appreciation of project management practices.  Exceptional relationship management and communication skills are essential with experience managing multi-faceted stakeholder relationships. A high degree of financial and IT literacy along with the ability to think laterally with strong attention to detail are also key for your success.

This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead an iconic new build which aspires to be New Zealand’s premier entertainment arena.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 19 July 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 274 428 348.

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