Community Facilities Contract Manager

Southland - Invercargill

Here’s an exciting new role for a contract manager ready to take on a diverse portfolio of community assets that range from wharves to offices over an expansive geographical area.

Southland District Council is on a journey to transform the way we do business. Our community facilities assets form an integral part of our long-term strategy and this new position offers a rare opportunity for someone with excellent facilities and asset contract management skills and the ability to form valuable interpersonal relationships with a wide array of stakeholders to join our newly developed team.  The role will oversee the works programme including contractor management. 

To be successful in this role you will have exceptional people skills.  You will be a skilled communicator who builds enduring and effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to negotiate” win -  win” solutions for our communities and be aligned to our vision of working together for a better Southland.

As you will be managing the maintenance of Council's strategic assets, you need to have a proven ability to balance budgetary, time and physical resources.    You will be results and quality orientated, possess project management skills and be savvy in the use of technology to your advantage.  You will need to thrive on variety as every community’s needs are different.  There are no “ordinary” days and this role is well suited to the individual who can turn their hand to just about anything.

In return we recognise that staff are our most valuable asset. We believe in supporting them in their training and development, having competitive remuneration packages which are benchmarked against market rates, providing the best of equipment and technology and an environment which enables personal growth.

If this role has your name on it, don’t delay. Visit to download an application form and job specifications.

Applications close 20 January 2019 at 5pm.