Programme Development Lead


Wellington Water

Programme Development Lead

The opportunity

The purpose of the position Programme Development Lead is to develop a fully optimised programme of works that will support the effective and efficient delivery of Wellington Water's defined outcomes. You will ensure that the programme of works align with the Strategic Asset Management Plan and operational requirements.

You will work collaboratively with the Network Strategy and Planning Group, and Network Engineering, Programme Delivery, Major Projects Teams and our Consultant and Contractor Panels to ensure the programme is robust and suitably flexible to respond to changes in priorities and constraints, including scope, resources and efficiency levers. You will work with the rest of the Programme Practice team to support the development of a positive and high-performance team culture of programme delivery through our supply chain whanau.

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About you

That you possess Project or Programme Management experience and qualifications that include complex infrastructure related projects. That you lead the development of the delivery programmes from strategy, planning through to delivery. That you implement processes, practices and tools that will robustly challenge any needs and solutions prior to their acceptance into a programme.

You take a collaborative approach, and ensuring efficiencies are leveraged. That you understand investment drivers, and community engagement activities and sensitivities. That you provide information that supports business case approvals. That you effectively manage risks and explore opportunities that present themselves.

Your work reflects a continuous improvement philosophy. That you enjoy taking initiatives to find and solve problems that could improve the business at both the strategic level, and in the operational detail.

About our team

The Programme Practice team provides a full suite of support functions and delivery processes, policies and procedures to ensure practice excellence for the capital programme.

Their specialist services are delivered internally to programmes and projects including Major Projects, Programme Delivery, Design team, Network Engineering, Network Management Group and the Customer Operations Group. They also work across our supplier whanau to build consistency and quality of our project delivery.

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's Councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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How to apply

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: JoinUs@wellingtonwater.co.nz

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.


Applications close: 2 October 2022

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