Manager City Streets Maintenance

When you join the Christchurch City Council you’ll be getting involved first hand and working to shape the future of this city, our communities, and the environment. As well as working with awesome people within the organisation, you’ll find many opportunities to develop and progress your career with us. Christchurch City Council, where it’s possible to love what you do.

If you are looking for a role that covers the breadth of Christchurch then Manager City Streets Maintenance could be for you. The City Streets team is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operational work activities across the City and Banks Peninsula road network. Managing a team of 12 which includes five direct reports, working across four contracts you’ll ensure the focus is keeping the roads safe, accessible, and able to manage the impacts of weather events as they occur.

The role works closely across many of the Council units from Three Waters to Parks, and with many teams within Transport, including Traffic Management, Asset Management, Network Planning and Capital Delivery. You’ll help shape the programme of renewals and then in turn ultimately deliver those work each year which includes resurfacing, footpath renewals, drainage works and road metalling.

In this role no two days are the same, you’ll shift from determining financial progress, monitoring contract performance, responding to requests for information through to media responses, chatting to customers and being visible on-site. You’ll have a proven background in contract management, performance management, road renewal construction, change management, asset management, RAMM Contractor and business improvement. You’ll also have valuable experience in road maintenance and experience in building and leading a team of technical experts.

You’ll be someone who is calm and can easily prioritise demands. You’ll be able to give clear direction and know when to support your team or empower them to take the lead. You’ll be forward-thinking and have exceptional communication skills, particularly in technical writing to provide clear responses. You’ll ideally have come from a local government background or central government sector and will have a relevant tertiary/university qualification.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the shape of what gets done in your community and you’ll get to be a leader and report on the wider Transport business.

Are you passionate about creating a better future? Find out what’s possible, apply today.

Additional recruitment information

Salary – will be discussed with the successful applicant

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 24025 Applications close on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.