Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Project Manager

The role
We are excited to offer an incredible opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our dynamic distribution team at our New Plymouth depot, overseeing projects across the beautiful Taranaki region.  

As a passionate and qualified Project Manager, you will manage a variety of works across our business, ensuring they meet safety, time, and budget requirements while adhering to Northpower's quality standards. Your role will involve scheduling, planning, and liaising with clients, consultants, contractors, and design estimators to deliver cost-effective solutions, all while ensuring each and every project is delivered to the highest of standard. Reporting to the Delivery Manager - Projects, you will play a key role in achieving outstanding results for both our customers and Northpower.

Being the Project Manager, you will also be responsible for:
- Providing strong financial acumen to each project
- Taking your projects from scoping/pricing to completion 
- Complete and close out projects promptly, including financial reconciliation, job files, customer documentation, and contract performance feedback
- Effectively manage customer interactions and arrangements
- Accurately scope and deliver materials and contract resources
- Manage the financial performance of active projects, including invoicing and work in progress
- Prepare and review pricing and task plans for accuracy before submission
- Occasionally support and lead design and estimating activities.

What’s in it for you?
As a Project Manager, you'll work in diverse and challenging environments, providing opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills. 

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration and personal assigned vehicle 
- An in-house well-being programme, a peer support network (Kaitiaki) and EAP services
- Life Insurance and group discounted medical insurance
- Commitment to professional growth and development
- A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
- Tailored leadership development in line with our specialised capability framework
- Social club and participate in family and social events and activities 
- Discounted gym membership and a range of retail discounts

What we’re looking for?
This position is best suited for individuals with a background in construction or energy. Ideally, candidates will have prior experience in Project Management and a strong grasp of effective project delivery.

Additionally, possessing the following would be beneficial:

- Full clean class 1 driver's licence
- Electrical registration qualification would be beneficial
- Relevant project management qualifications
- Strong project management background with proven skills
- NZQA Unit Standards 18275 and 12300 or equivalent
- Comprehensive industry knowledge and experience in power or construction sectors
- Strong project management skills, with industry experience preferred but not essential
- Financial literacy with an understanding of electrical distribution networks
- Strategic thinker with solid financial acumen 
- Proficient in MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Confident decision-maker and adept problem-solver
- Ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders
- Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment

This role will demand a high level of integrity and focus on safety and quality while achieving on-time completion of projects and hitting financial targets.

About us
Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangārei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

We are one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, fibre, renewables, and commercial sectors. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements.
We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.

Get in touch!
If you're a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to manage projects and relationships, apply now by visiting our careers website and searching for #REQ1313.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open. Send in your interest early!

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered. 

Pre-employment checks may include a criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing, and a medical assessment.

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies.  If you're interested in a role with us, we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).