About the role:In this role you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the delivery of floodplain management plans and river plans in the Wairarapa. These plans meet several Whaitua recommendations.The role includes ensuring that the works are completed to agreed levels of service for the community and that all works comply with the environmental management requirements.You will be responsible for work planning, managing team members, budget management, project communications and reporting. The role includes identifying and evaluating opportunities for innovation, efficiencies and improved systems in the planning and delivery of projects, and building and maintaining key relationships, including with flood protection operations and other stakeholders. The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for providing support to the teams carrying out investigations and operations around flood risk management.The role will also be expected to contribute to the Flood Protection management team at a planning/operational level, to ensure business plan objectives are met and provide the Team Leader, FMP Implementation with relevant and timely advice on all aspects (including effectiveness) of projects.You will be joining the Flood Protection Implementation team who implement Floodplain Management Plans throughout the region. We collaborate with teams from across the organisation as well as mana whenua partners, other agencies and the wider community. We are committed to ensuring FMPs are implemented in a timely, affordable manner and within budget, to provide flood resilience for our communities.The role has up to 5 direct reports, and you will be responsible for managing contractors, consultants, junior staff, fixed term employee, contractors and the Project contributions of a range of others (both internal and external to GW).Skills and experience required:The ideal candidate will have a strategic mind-set and the ability to align detail with the big picture. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are a must, along with strong project management capability to ensure we deliver on operational commitments within a large project with many moving parts.You will be able to initiate and drive work in the areas where you have responsibility and build constructive relationships within and outside of the organisation.You will need: Qualifications and background in one or several of Civil/Natural Resources engineering, Project Management, Hydrology, Geography, Planning, Finance or similar technical field associated with rivers and flood management.At least 15 years relevant experience, including experience related to river works design, and river management. Preferably with public sector client-side familiarity. We are seeking 20 years' experience in a professional environment. Experience with contract preparation, financial management, procurement, report writing, and administration is required.PRINCE2 Foundation minimum, Practitioner preferred.Experience of all stages of project lifecycle management (project planning, design, consenting, construction and handover). Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and monitor programmes within budget and with a high degree of accountabilityCompetent with MS Project.Experience in managing contracts particularly within NZS 3910 and construction contracts.Proficiency in public engagement and experience in facilitating groups to define and work towards shared objectives What we offer:We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does, and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments: - Generous leave allowanceFlexible workingMedical and trauma insurance“Dress for your day”Subsidised social clubsModern, new offices Located in our new Masterton office in the sunny Wairarapa.About Greater Wellington:Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.