GM Infrastructure Delivery

Te Waihanga is tasked with improving the lives of New Zealanders through better infrastructure, and we all play a role in this mission. We are looking for a General Manager Infrastructure Delivery who will assist Te Waihanga in achieving our vision and meeting legislative requirements and strategic goals through best practice, undertaking reviews and providing support. 

He pūkenga tou / Skills and experience

Key areas of focus for our General Manager Infrastructure Delivery will be: 

1.      Best practice: research, develop, publish and educate procuring agencies on infrastructure best practices with a particular focus on procurement and delivery.  Deliver system-level best practice advice to agencies or Ministries directly to promote reform and systemic change that will have the greatest impact possible. 

2.      Providing support: promote a strategic and co-ordinated approach to the delivery of current and proposed infrastructure projects through advice, support, peer review, selection and coaching of project staff and governance, reports, and white papers.  Provide support both directly and indirectly through the NZ Treasury Investment Management System and local Government equivalent process for selecting projects. 

3.      Undertake reviews: study the performance of infrastructure projects and agencies, review business cases, systematically request self-evaluation/review from agencies and analyse these, publish review findings, establish benchmarks, and monitor and report on performance and improvement arising from reviews.  Use the evidence base developed through this structured approach to reviews to refine best-practice guidance or issue new guidance built on a strong evidence base. 

To be a great fit, you’ll be a delivery-focused strategic thinker who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You’ll have proven credibility within the infrastructure sector in New Zealand and experience in leading, managing, and developing at a senior level.

Mō te tīma / About our team

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga is an autonomous Crown entity with a long-term objective to deliver a step change in New Zealand’s planning and delivery of infrastructure, it’s systems and settings. We are responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure and monitored by the Treasury.

We are passionate about transforming infrastructure for all New Zealanders. In te reo Māori, ‘waihanga’ means a cornerstone, or to make, create, develop, build, construct, or generate. The name Te Waihanga describes our commitment to shaping New Zealand’s future through infrastructure planning and investment.

Te Waihanga is an exciting place to work, with large scope for your own development and growth. Joining Te Waihanga means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. 

Tono mai / How to Apply

If you are interested in being part of the critically important work Te Waihanga deliver for Aotearoa, please read through the position description on Te Waihanga’s website and get in touch. 

To apply for this role, please email

Applications close on 26th October at 5pm.

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