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Project Manager

Tait - New Zealand | Posted 26-11-2020

Christchurch (Architecture and Design)

Tait Communications have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager, who is experienced in running cross functional, multi discipline projects from conception to completion, to join their Christchurch based head office.

About the Role

Your job will involve direct engagement with Product Management, System Architecture, Engineering, Production, Marketing, Finance and our regional Sales teams. You will work closely with the Product Manager and System Architect to shape the Customer Requirements and the Scope of Work of the project. You will build the plan and execute on it to deliver the agreed outcomes in full, on time and within budget.

Your role will require you to

  • Coach and mentor project coordinators to build and grow a body of project management knowledge.
  • Review our project processes and suggest improvements.
  • Establish a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional project team for the investigation phase of the project to assess the business case, technical feasibility and design choices for the project.
  • Work with System Architects and Technical Leads to develop a range of potential solutions.
  • Capture the major risk areas and build a risk reduction profile.
  • Scope the delivery project and size the effort
  • Develop the project plan with a resourcing profile that identifies cross functional resource requirements throughout the project
  • Secure the resources needed for project success
  • Work with System Architects and Technical Leads to develop a range of potential solutions.
  • Keep all viable options open so that we always have a Plan B, C ,D, etc

You will be a leader in your field and will be joining a highly professional and experienced team of Product Managers, Solutions Architects and Engineers that have a track record of delivering solutions globally. Your role will be to support them with a strong Project Management framework that delivers those solutions in full, on time and within budget.

About You

Essential skills:

  • Excellent people skills with the maturity to interact at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience in working with a project planning tool such as MS Project, Sciforma, or similar.
  • Experience in building and documenting a project plan clearly and unambiguously.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Experience in working directly with Product Management, Architects, Clients and Engineers to build a realisable plan to deliver in full, on time and to budget.
  • Passion and energy for your work!

Desirable skills:

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.

In return, we can offer:

  • State of the art office facilities with free parking
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health insurance for you and your family
  • Great opportunity to grow your career with an internationally recognised company

About the Company

Tait Communications is a global leader in designing and delivering radio communication solutions which are the right fit for a variety of industries including; public safety agencies, government services, utilities and urban transport providers.

Our clients protect communities, power cities, move citizens, harness resources and save lives all over the world. We work with them to create and support the critical communication solutions they depend on to do their jobs.

For more information about the company, our products and solutions offered to our customers, please visit our website:

If this role is of interest to you, apply now with your CV and cover letter. Applications will close Sunday 6 December 2020.