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Infrastructure Funding & Agreements Officer

Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Full Time
He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland is maturing into a world-class city, thoughtfully planned to provide sufficient infrastructure, housing, employment, social services, and leisure activities for all. Auckland is currently dealing with unprecedented growth and the funding, phasing and provision of infrastructure is vital to support this.

At the Development Programme Office you will be an important part of multi-disciplinary teams working on major programmes of work in our growth areas. This will provide you with exposure to large and complex development and infrastructure projects, great experience around scoping, funding and phasing of infrastructure and development in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing your work is contributing to the growth of Auckland and the well-being of those living in it!

As an Infrastructure Funding Agreement Specialist, you will be integral to Council's infrastructure funding and commercial agreements and their negotiation. You'll work closely with developers, infrastructure providers and Council specialists.

You can expect to:
  • Provide detailed funding agreement and contract advice, coupled with general commercial input,
  • Ensure that infrastructure development plans are informed by sound market evidence, feasibility and risk assessments and have a robust delivery strategy and framework,
  • Assist the Head of Infrastructure Funding Agreements and DPO programme managers in contractual negotiations with the developer or infrastructure provider, and co-ordination of the relevant technical, legal and financial inputs from other Council specialists.

He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for a driven and goal orientated individual who has the ability to lead and influence key stakeholders, as well as drive results across a multifaceted business.

You have a desire to be fully informed and inform and advise others with the highest level of certainty and accuracy, and the aptitude to work proactively and initiatively to keep momentum even in challenging situations.

To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Experience in drafting, negotiation and managing agreements,
  • Knowledge of the built environment (infrastructure or construction) and planning,
  • Understanding of the working and functions of development market dynamics, feasibility, risks and reward,
  • A natural ability to find and negotiate solutions in a complex, legislative, policy and funding driven environment,
  • An understanding of the local government environment.

It is likely you will have related degree or relevant tertiary qualification (i.e.: Asset Management, Procurement, Engineering, Finance, Property, Law or related discipline).

Click here to view the Position Description.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people. We are dedicated to making Auckland the best place in the world to work, study, invest and enjoy an outstanding quality of life.

You will be working for an organisation that embraces diversity and has a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions. We offer a competitive salary; flexible working and you get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference.

Tono inaianei: Apply Now!

We love coming to work each day as we know we are making a difference to the lives of the people of Auckland. So, come and join us - we know you'll be challenged and inspired!

Applications close Friday 28th of June 2024

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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