Project Manager

Date:  20 Nov 2023

Thames, WKO, NZ, 3600

Company:  Ventia
  • Develop your career with mentorship & opportunities in a multinational organisation
  • Secure work in an essential industry with an established contract for 25 years!
  • Make an impact with your hard-working and collaborative team
  • Join one of NZ’s large infrastructure services contractors

Due to a promotion, enjoy and join Ventia’s exciting Project Manager to ensure excellence within the Thames-Coromandel team!


What’s in it for me?

  • Ventia takes our people’s careers seriously, helping them to learn and grow
  • There’s nothing more important to us than keeping our people and the public safe
  • We look after each other and foster our people’s well-being
  • Experience career progression through training and development  
  • Gain solid experience with a fast-paced role working with a well-established and multi-skilled team
  • Stable, full-time, permanent employment
  • Strong, supportive, and collaborative team
  • Potential growth opportunities within the wider Ventia business 

Ventia is one of the largest suppliers of essential services in the region and is proud to provide the expertise to keep the infrastructure working for our communities. No one else does exactly what we do in the way we do it! Hence, there will always be that opportunity in the future, if you wish, to progress your career further and achieve your desired career growth.

About the Role
Reporting to the Contract Manager, you will be responsible for the end-to-end management of Projects from planning until delivery in the Coromandel Peninsula area. This role provides the opportunity for you to work closely with the operations & subcontractor manager to take on a leadership role in a variety of activities and exposure to all stages of the project lifecycle will make this an interesting and stimulating role. The Project manager role will provide the opportunity to demonstrate your project management capabilities across a variety of project types and sizes within the Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) Works. Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Managing assigned projects and project teams, from tender process to completion
  • Ensuring that priorities and deadlines for each project are met keeping client and Ventia requirements
  • Being responsible for overseeing staff, site, and plant maintenance ensuring that the work undertaken is completed safely, within budget, timeframe, and qualifying conditions of the contract

About You
Initially, your focus will be on the delivery of maintenance and construction projects for roads/ civil infrastructure. You will be focused, flexible, and detail-oriented, with a positive attitude. Strong communication is key to your success in this role along with the following:

  • Substantial experience as a project manager, preferably in civil construction 
  • Strong knowledge of pavement repair methodology, chip sealing, and asphalt construction
  • Proven ability to drive project performance to meet deadlines and contractual requirements 
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, evaluate and analyse plans, diagrams, and sketches
  • Excellent people leadership skills and the ability to mentor and coach project team members
  • A strong understanding of health and safety risks and compliance requirements in the civil construction environment
  • Strong commercial acumen, a track record of delivering projects on or under budget, and the ability to manage commercial relationships with suppliers, consultants, and subcontractors

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Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undergo a reference, skills assessment test, a medical, and a Ministry of Justice check.


Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Māori and Pasifika people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.

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