Job Vacancies - NZ
The Building Intelligence Group - Project Management (Dunedin)
Are you looking for a PM leadership role? Return home to Aotearoa and head our team in Ōtepoti / Dunedin – a vibrant city offering an affordable lifestyle and unlimited leisure opportunities. Think proximity from the mountains to the sea, plus great culture, wildlife, heritage, cuisine... it’s evolved from the Dunedin you might remember from your student days!
You’ll be hands-on in the delivery of major projects, taking branch management responsibility leading and growing our local Dunedin team. This is a senior position as Project Director/Regional Lead, forming part of our Southern leadership team.
We offer competitive remuneration, ownership opportunity and if you’re relocating, we’ll contribute towards your costs.
You will have googled us by now, and here’s what you will have found … The Building Intelligence Group (TBIG) is right across Aotearoa and growing, plus we are 100% New Zealand owned by over a quarter of our 130+ people. Our vision is to be the best and most trusted project specialists in Aotearoa. We’re proud to have worked alongside private, Government and Local Government clients for well over three decades, leading the creation of great places for living and working in New Zealand.
If you have experience leading projects and people in a consultancy or client side, we can support your return to NZ, in a role you’ll be proud to come home to.
Click here, https://bit.ly/TBIGDunedin to find out more and register your interest, or email Talent Acquisition Manager, Kathryn Granger - [email protected]
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UK to NZ Pension Transfers
Now that you're back home, you may be wondering what to do with your hard-earned UK pension pot. Despite what many Google ads and search results suggest, there is more than one choice available to you!
In this video
, GBPensions' director Tony Chamberlain explains the various options in plain, everyday English to help you make a genuinely informed decision about how to proceed (or not). Click on the screen shot below to play the video.
60 Seconds with…Tony Sullivan
Name - Tony Sullivan
NZ hometown - Beach Haven, Auckland
Company - Hoare Lea Engineers
Role - Associate Director (Building Services Engineer)
Contact email [email protected]
• What is your connection with the property sector?
I am a Consulting Engineer working for Hoare Lea, designing MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems in new buildings and refurbishments as well as troubleshooting existing buildings. I am active in CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) where I am currently Hon. Treasurer of the Home Counties North East Region.
• How long have you been in the UK?
7 years this time but I also spent 10 years working here post-graduation
• What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
London / UK is a much larger market than NZ and there’s more of an opportunity to specialise than NZ where the smaller market tends to favour all-rounders who can adapt to what’s needed. Therefore, if it suits you, consider specialising in one area and carving out your niche.
• What is your number one London recommendation?
I know it’s touristy but I’m going to say the Tower of London. When you visit make sure you get on one of the Beefeater guided tours. They will take you into places that aren’t normally open such as the chapel give you some inside tips and deliver it all with some great humour.
• What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?
Back in 2004 and before I became a naturalised New Zealander. a British work colleague in London noted to me that he’d never met a bad New Zealander. This says a lot about Kiwis or at least those who do their OE / live in the UK. I’m just glad to share a passport with the citizens of a friendly, free and tolerant country that has a good reputation around the world.
• How can other KIP members help you?
I’m not seeking any help at the moment but a consulting engineer is always in need of good clients.
• How can you help other KIP members?
I’m happy to answer ad-hoc MEP questions if you see me at events. I may not always know the answer, but I can probably point you in the direction of someone who does.
I’m happy to chat to new arrivals about the UK market – this would mainly be relevant to engineers.
Kiwi fun facts
• Favourite NZ Sporting Personality?
Bruce Anstey – Motorcycle Road Racer and Isle of Man TT champion
• Favourite NZ beach?
90-mile beach. Riding up it on my motorbike
• NZ food you miss most?
Green lipped mussels – served with fries and a Belgium beer in one of Auckland’s Belgium beer bars.
• Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why?
Difficult one, I’ve met some interesting people on flights to/from NZ. The ones that stick in my mind include an Auckland University Professor, an NZ diplomat and a Waikato Dairy farmer. I’ve learnt something from each of them. Given all that, I’d have to say Kim Hill as she’s intelligently interviewed many people for her RNZ Saturday morning programme so I think she’d have a few stories to tell.
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