Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa

Overview | He whakamārama

Project managers are responsible for the planning, resourcing, scheduling, and administration of projects to successfully deliver them on time, within the estimated budget. They lead a team, applying processes to manage and oversee the project from start to finish.

The Work | Ngā mahi

As a project manager, you will:

  • Lead project planning, including setting a timeline and organising meetings
  • Estimate project costs and manage the budget
  • Establish and manage relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Produce and update all project documents and information
  • Procure and allocate all necessary project resources
  • Working Environment | Wāhi mahi

    Project managers are typically based in the office and work regular business hours. In the energy sector, project managers may work on site if that is where their project is based.

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    Tools and Equipment | Taputapu

    Project managers utilise different kinds of computer software to document and manage information relating to their projects.


    A project manager will typically dress in office attire but when their work requires them to be on site at a Power Station, they’ll wear steel cap boots and a hi-vis.

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