Area Manager

at Align
Published February 14, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
$150,000 – $170,000 per year


Area Manager Align location Auckland. $150,000 – $170,000 per year.

Who we are Align delivers infrastructure projects that help to bring places and communities to life. We are a fast-growing and well-respected multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a range of complementary services including crown-accredited property advisory, land acquisition, disposal, legalisation, planning services and landscape architecture.

We help central and local government agencies, utility providers and private clients across the country from our offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, and Christchurch. Sectors we operate in include, roading, rail, housing, gas, electricity, three waters, education, recreation, and more.

What you’ll do based out of our Auckland office, you will lead, manage, and help grow our Auckland property team. You and your Auckland team will work across a range of significant infrastructure and recovery projects for our clients whilst delivering great project outcomes. You will have excellent people management and leadership skills, strong property knowledge, ideally with experience in the Public Works Act, attention to detail and above all else be a team player willing to contribute to the company, our culture and the growth of our business.

Key tasks associated with the role will include leading, managing, and coordinating a team of property consultants. Mentoring, supporting, and guiding your team to fulfill their potential. Undertaking staff reviews and development of the team. Assisting the Group Manager(s) – Property with recruitment and growth initiatives.

Prospecting for new business, managing client relationships, and developing proposals and scopes for new property projects. Lead and support the team in landowner negotiations for the acquisition of land and property rights for the wide range of projects Align is contracted to deliver.

Undertake stakeholder engagement and public consultation. Prepare and review Land Information NZ (LINZ) reports for the Crown. Provide property advice and strategies to our clients. Have a good understanding of the Public Works Act, Local Government Act, and any other property legislation.

Skills, experience and qualities the role will be suited to a current Team Manager or Team Leader, or a senior property professional with leadership experience who is ready to take the next step in their career Applicants will ideally have the following skills and experience a tertiary property qualification, or a related degree.

Be a team player and lead and support the team to grow, develop and perform to their potential. 10+ years of property experience relevant to the role. Management and/or leadership experience. Ability to work across a number of projects at one time. Ideally have some experience working in a consulting environment, however for the right person this is not essential.

Public Works Act and/or Local Government Act knowledge. Ability to build a strong rapport with stakeholders. Excellent report writing skills and attention to detail. Strong time management and organisational skills.

Good local networks and be well-respected within the industry. If you are ready for a new challenge, want more variety in your work and want to be a key part of a motivated and growing company, then this role could be for you.

For the right person, we will offer a flexible work environment. A company bonus scheme. Career progression opportunities. An exciting role with a variety of work. A supportive office and company culture. Support and incentives to obtain LINZ accreditation. Conference attendance and payment of professional membership fees.

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