Ara Ake is Aotearoa New Zealand’s future energy centre. Ara Ake is a national organisation with global reach. We are a purpose-driven organisation established to support the demonstration and commercialisation of new energy innovation to support the nation’s transition to a low-emissions future.

What we are seeking

We are looking for a collaborative project professional to support the accurate management, reporting, and delivery of the Ara Ake portfolio of projects and investments.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Support the development of contracts/ agreements for all work programme initiatives
  • Manage contracts/agreements from signature (handover) to completion​
  • Track progress against timeline, milestones, budget, and other deliverables​
  • Collect information on benefits at project and portfolio level​
  • Timely escalation to Portfolio Manager upon delay or significant change as necessary
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the project management framework​
  • Actively maintain relationships supporting stakeholder and project activities and wider opportunities and projects.
  • Maintain, and contribute to internal systems that support robust evidence and data gathering and management.

Ideally, the successful candidate will bring:

  • Significant previous project management or contract management
  • Strategy and project governance experience are also desirable.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the energy sector and/ or innovation within the New Zealand context.

If you are a team-player who wants to contribute to the development of an exciting portfolio of future energy projects, then this is a great opportunity to join us in supporting a low-emissions future for Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Contract Manager

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