Property Portfolio Manager

Reference Number: 7959aa

Location: Invercargill

  • Provide Strategic Advice to Council
  • Property Management Expert
  • Senior Leadership Position
  • Invercargill Based


About The Role: 

Reporting to the Manager – Infrastructure Operations, this role leads a team to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of Council’s property and investment portfolio, delivering an effective facilities maintenance programme, ensuring all properties, social housing portfolio, commercial and public buildings are compliant and fit for purpose.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead, coach and develop team members, promoting a positive team culture and high engagement
  • Develop and deliver the strategy and operating plans for the property and investment portfolio, as well as the facilities maintenance programme
  • Oversee all aspects of property management including project management, valuation, procurement, contractor performance and adherence to appropriate legislative requirements and standards
  • Financial and risk management, as well as health & safety responsibilities.

Invercargill City Council are in a chapter of immense growth, building a vibrant city centre and reinvigorating their culture and spaces, and this is an exciting time to join a Council that is focused on the future of their people and city.


Skills & Experience: 

Candidates of interest will have a degree in property management, valuation or a related qualification, with relevant experience in property services and a strong understanding of facility maintenance and compliance. You will have a natural customer focus with a high level of communication and relationship management skills, as well as proven experience successfully leading a team.

Ideally you will have:

  • An understanding of commercial property market principles and trends
  • A general understanding of asset management principles and how these relate to the day-to-day management of a property and investment portfolio
  • Experience in project management, along with good analytical, negotiation & decision-making skills
  • Strong presentation, report writing, planning and budget management skills.



Invercargill’s reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools and amazing public facilities.  With Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on their doorstep, they are uniquely situated to enable easy exploration of the region's world-famous ski fields, lakes and wineries.  All good reasons why working for Invercargill City Council is a great career and lifestyle choice.


About the Company:

Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. They’re known for their lush green spaces like Queens Park, their long summer daylight hours and local legend Burt Munro. Invercargill city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach, the Waihōpai River, a lively restaurant scene and a sensible gridded layout with wide streets and a 10-minute drive to work.

With total income in excess of $95m per annum and employing approximately 400 employees, Invercargill City Council is a key player in advancing the growth and prosperity of the Southland Region.  Council’s vision is to create an exciting, innovative, safe, caring and friendly city offering lifestyles based on a healthy environment and a diverse, growing economy.  To achieve this, Council is working closely with a wide range of agencies and key stakeholders on a range of economic and community development initiatives.   The city is in a strong financial position and is committed to a number of key initiatives including the inner city re-development, key community and infrastructure investments over the coming years and a continual focus on customer service and ongoing process efficiencies.



Invercargill City Council pride themselves on their values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for their team is really important to them and they work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  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 Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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