Project Manager

University of Waikato

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Waikato

Transformational Research for a Sustainable NZ

School of Engineering

Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Sciences

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

Te Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, has its people at heart and strives to provide students with a world-class education and staff with a safe, friendly and collaborative environment where their contributions and engagement are valued.

The School of Engineering prides itself on being future-focused, innovative, inclusive and creative, and this is reflected in its programmes, staff and students. Come work at a vibrant campus, set in lush grounds, mixing cutting edge facilities with a true sense of history and belonging.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

What an opportunity this is for someone who is a super project manager and a first-rate administrator - double threat! You will provide second-to-none support and planning to the Project Lead as part of a transdisciplinary MBIE funded programme - Āmiomio Aotearoa: A Circular Economy for the Wellbeing of New Zealand.

The key tasks you will undertake include management and coordination of the various and wide-ranging activities of the project. This extends to maintaining stakeholder relationships, budgeting, planning and organising research and advisory group meetings. Also essential is the support provided to deliver outcomes and the monitoring and reporting necessary to ensure project activities are achieved and timelines met.

This role is not for the faint-hearted, you will be an integral part of the team in this demanding and rewarding role.

For more information on the School of Engineering please visit:

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

You will have the ability to muck in and do the less glamourous parts of the role without batting an eye. Organised to a fault, you will have no problem prioritising and maintaining a professional, capable demeanour when there are many balls in the air. You have people at heart, you work with respect and in collaboration with your team members and stakeholders alike.

Alongside this you will have the following:

  • Demonstrated success in managing projects and contracts
  • Experience with financial accounting systems, processes and budget maintenance
  • Excellent attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills

We strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

The salary for this position will be in the range of $74,802 to $86,268 per year pro rata.

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Kim Pickering, Project Lead, email:

This position is part-time (18.75 hours per week) and fixed-term until 31 October 2022.

Applications close on Tuesday, 19 October 2021.

Vacancy number: 410305

For further information and to apply online, please visit:

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