Contract and Delivery Manager – Callaghan Innovation – Wellington

Job Description
Fixed-term – 4 years (until June 2024)

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Contract and Delivery Manager within our Research & Technical Services group. The core responsibility of this role is to manage the successful delivery of three long term programmes relating to R&D Services and Industry 4.0. These programmes are managed and funded by Callaghan Innovation, but delivered by external partners.
To deliver this responsibility, you will need prior experience in project management, budget control and contract management as these will be the core day to day activities of this position.

About you
To be successful in this role you will have:
significant experience in project and contract management
in depth understanding of the demands of managing multiple projects/programmes in the public sector
relationship and stakeholder management your key strengths, you have an ability to successfully manage tensions and resolve disputes
solid understanding of project management processes, frameworks and systems
ability to identify risks and opportunities and successfully deliver on them
prior experience in an R&D environment is preferable.

About us
Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.
To do this we partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Our staff – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

We also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with MBIE, NZTE, NZVIF, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation. Our people operate from five urban offices and a regional partner network in a further 12 locations across Aotearoa.
Callaghan Innovation provides a healthy and safe environment which encourages inclusiveness, diversity and collaboration, putting our people at the heart of what we do.
Rukuhia te wāhi ngaro, hei maunga tātai whetū
Explore the unknown, reach for excellence
If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference in an incredibly stimulating role, please
apply now.
To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 12723GOV.

Applications close Sunday, 31 May 2020.
Please contact if you have any questions