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Engineering Project Manager

Contract Type:  Full-time Permanent
City:  Edendale
Country/Region:  NZ
Date Posted:  21-Sep-2021
Req ID:  6121
  • Put your largescale project management skills to the test
  • Highly collaborative role, with great exposure to the wider business
  • Exciting role where you can make your mark across a number of impactful projects


About us

We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.  



About the Opportunity


If you are sick of the high property market, lockdowns and the traffic jams post-lockdowns, maybe it it’s time for a change of scenery.  We’re looking for a talented Project Manager to join us in our Edendale site.  Edendale township is situated on the Southland Plains just to the west of the Mataura River.    Only 30 minutes away from Invercargill and another 30 minutes from there to Bluff Oysters and the coast.


You’ll be part of the  South Island Regional Projects Team,  responsible for delivering the South Island regional capital portfolio safely and effectively to achieve business objectives. 
As our new Engineering Project Manager, reporting into our Regional Projects Manager, you will work with both internal and external stakeholders and with other members of the South Island Regional Projects Team to ensure the smooth and on time delivery of projects in the South Island regional portfolio.
You’ll develop engineering concept design solutions and costings suitable for prioritising across the manufacturing sites. You will also be responsible for managing each project through reviews and approvals, building effective project teams with the required specialist technical expertise and facilitating change by applying a Leading & Managing Change approach with good representation from stakeholders.


If you are interested in making this more than an idyllic day- dream, we’ll support your relocation costs and work with you closely to ensure it is a smooth process.



About you


We are looking for a go-getter with a strong team approach. To be successful in this role you will bring a project management background, within a fast-paced and high-quality engineering environment. You’ll have a vast array of knowledge, be familiar with project management tools and techniques, as well as having the ability to deliver complex projects end to end.
You’ll have a proven ability to cope with an ever changing and busy workload effectively, as well as having excellent prioritisation and decision-making skills. You’ll be reliable, approachable, and be able to identify, and provide solutions to the wider business to keep jobs moving forward.
Other key requirements include:
•    Experience with complex brownfield projects
•    Excellent verbal, written, presentation and communications skills
•    Relevant Engineering or Food Technology Degree or equivalent experience
•    Excellent collaboration, influencing and problem-solving skills 
•    Dairy or food related engineering / construction experience desirable



Our Story


Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations. 
Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.  

Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best. 

Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.

Fonterra is an essential business and we always need people to help keep us moving! Under different Alert Levels your recruitment experience may look and feel a little different, but our Recruitment Team is here to help guide you through the process. Kia kaha, Aotearoa!