Principal Advisor - Project Risk @ Kianga Ora UDD

  • Large scale projects in land development and infrastructure
  • $5.8 billion programme of works
  • Work in once in a lifetime projects that are changing and improving New Zealanders lives
  • Salary $151,164 per annum + 5 weeks annual leave and other benefits

Mō mātou – Our Organisation

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand’s housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders’ lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build the future of Aotearoa.  We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Our Role

Working as part of the Urban Development and Delivery (UDD) Risk, Benefits and Assurance team, the Principal Advisor – Project Risk is the subject matter expert responsible for delivering risk management and risk advisory services to add value to project delivery and achieving project outcomes. The team supports and protect the organisation’s operations and enable the organisation to make quality decisions, to anticipate and deal with risks, threats and opportunities in a structured manner and to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programmes, projects and processes. The role works alongside, and collaborates with, Project Delivery, Commercial Management, and Civil Construction and Infrastructure teams to seamlessly deliver Risk and Assurance services and advice.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Relevant work experience demonstrating strong Infrastructure Project Management skills.
  • Risk Management experience- ideally in the Infrastructure Development or Housing Development sectors. This is not a deal breaker. If you can showcase strong risk management experience around large infrastructure or construction projects we’d be keen to speak with you.
  • Any level of experience with Quantitative Risk Analysis, and experience using Monte Carlo Simulation modelling will be highly regarded.
  • A working understanding of international risk management frameworks and standards (such as ISO31000:2018) and any experience with risk tools such as ARM (or similar) will be welcome.
  • Experience functioning as a member of a highly-skilled, high performing and engaged risk management teams in multi-faceted and demanding environments.
  • Interest in the New Zealand social housing, residential and property development sectors.
  • Ability to innovate and apply new practices and processes to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and advanced written and verbal skills.
  • Experience navigating and operating in a regulated environment, experience working constructively across functions and track record of building and maintaining the trust of all stakeholders.

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?  

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here 

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Applications close on 22 April 2024 @ midday.

Ō Tātou Uara – Our Values 

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day. Our values are:

  • Manaakitanga – People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Whanake – Be Bold

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via [email protected]

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.