Wellington Zoo is a social enterprise that has conservation and sustainability at its heart. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Asset Manager to join us in igniting a zoo revolution and leading the way in setting the stage for connecting people and animals to save animals in the wild.

The Asset Manager is responsible for managing infrastructural services and works programmes and applying robust processes, schedules and project management to ensuring the Zoo’s capital projects and asset management programmes meet budgets, timeframes and legislative and reporting requirements. Supported by a small team dedicated to the ongoing maintenance of our assets and environmental sustainability outcomes the ability to effectively manage, motivate and develop staff is an important component of this role.

For this role we are looking for someone who likes to punch above their weight. You will need to have an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and commitment to making things happen, along with superb time management skills and the ability to prioritise and effectively manage multiple requests and demands.

In addition to this you will need to have:

  • experience in all aspects of asset management programmes, including planning, coordination, implementation and review
  • a sound understanding of the construction industry, working with contractors and consultants and all phases of project development
  • A tertiary qualification in project management, quantity surveying, engineering, construction, architecture or similar 
  • Experience directing, coordinating and planning essential services such as power, water, waste management, security, cleaning, maintenance and landscaping 
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

While not essential experience working on sustainability initiatives and/or in a visitor facility setting would be an advantage.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

To apply please email your covering letter, CV and completed application form to zooapplications@wellingtonzoo.com

Applications must be received by close of business 12 May 2017