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Construction Programme Manager Jobs

Construction Programme Manager Jobs

​How to Enter

There are no strict education requirements to be a Construction Programme Manager because most people enter Project Management from other areas of the Construction industry. However, for Project Management jobs, many New Zealand employers prefer candidates with tertiary qualifications in a specific area of expertise, such as Residential or Commercial Construction, or Project Management (PMI or PRINCE2). Professionals looking to pursue a career in Project Management often have the following traits:

  • Organised and motivated

  • Able to lead others

  • Great attention to detail

  • Assertiveness and able to have hard conversations

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Able to make practical decisions

  • Able to think creatively

  • Can relate to a wide range of people

  • Can work well under pressure and meet agreed deadlines

Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of a Construction Programme Manager can include any of the following:

  • Communicating with project team, clients and internal/external stakeholders

  • Planning project deliverables

  • Managing project delivery timeline

  • Managing and reporting project budgets and resources

  • Producing and updating all project documentation to company/client standards

  • Managing project and administration team

  • Managing external vendors and that their services meet agreed specifications


As Construction Programme Managers gain more experience, they can often expect to move to larger, more complex projects or projects with a higher risk or level of stakeholder. In many cases, Construction Programme Managers can often progress to more senior Project Management, Programme Management or into operational management positions. Alternatively, some may also work as self-employed contractors.

Salary Range

85K – 135K per annum (NZD)