Asset Manager - Property

Reference Number: 8115aa

Location: Invercargill, Southland

  • Key Leadership Position
  • Responsibility for Full Lifecycle of Property Assets
  • In-house technical expert on property asset management programmes
  • Invercargill Based


About The Role: 

Invercargill City Council is reforming its approach to asset management. This senior role of Asset Manager - Property has responsibility to provide guardianship for the full lifecycle of all associated property assets, as well as leading a small team. Reporting to the Manager – Strategic Asset Planning, you will own, manage and successfully deliver property asset and activity management plans across the portfolio, ensuring they meet operational needs and resilience requirements of the council now and into the future.

You will:

  • Investigate, review, plan, continuously improve and deliver best value asset management plans and processes across the full property portfolio, in accordance with NAMS, IPWEA International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and other New Zealand Standards
  • Deliver a programme of works for property, including asset investigations and renewals
  • Ensure good asset management is achieved throughout the asset management cycle and produce business cases for new asset creations and renewals
  • Prepare budgets, monthly reports and ensure asset data information is captured and analysed to enable evaluation of asset performance
  • Lead long term property strategy, contributing to the implementation of the 30-year infrastructure strategy
  • Lead, coach and motivate your team, promoting employee engagement and a strong culture.

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: 

We welcome applications from candidates with the following skills and attributes:

  • A tertiary qualification in an appropriate Engineering, Property, QS or Asset Management field
  • Proven experience in Asset Management with exposure to property assets, activity/asset management plans, property asset registers and property asset valuations
  • Ability to draw on your consultative approach to recommend best practice and pragmatic solutions
  • Use and assist in the development of the latest technology in asset management, data analysis, GIS systems and experience in the delivery of infrastructure programmes
  • Strong leadership skills with experience developing effective and successful teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact with and present to a wide range of stakeholders; the ability to clearly and concisely convey information and ideas both verbally and in report writing
  • Strong commercial acumen, analytical and numeracy skills, competent in the high level cost estimation of asset renewals for property
  • Enjoy looking at long term property solutions and developing strategy
  • Familiarity with council processes, knowledge of NZ local government legislation, the NAMS and IPWEA International Infrastructure Management Manual would be useful.



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.

  • Rewarding remuneration package
  • Invercargill City Council is committed to investing in people. They will provide training and development opportunities that lead to career progression
  • The chance to join a growing organisation building a vibrant city centre
  • For anyone looking to relocate, ICC provide relocation assistance. This could cover the cost of hiring a moving company or temporary accommodation locally whilst you are looking for somewhere to live.


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 $115m 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. Applications close on 12 June 2022.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing document.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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