Innovations & Projects Manager

Location: Otago
Job Type: Full-time
Specialisation: Engineering, Hospitality, Tourism & Travel

About the business

AJ Hackett Bungy is synonymous with innovation, at the cutting edge of adventure tourism & the world industry leader in gravity related challenges. We're a proudly Kiwi organisation, with innovation, life experience & fun at the core of what we do. With over three decades under our belt, we've expanded our resume to more than 'just' Bungy & we're looking for someone to join our Innovations & Projects team, take charge of our site developments & capital works projects & come with us for the ride!

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Crew as Innovations & Projects Manager at our Bungy HQ, based in beautiful Queenstown.

We've got the best Crew & Customers around & there's plenty of chance to make your mark & play a vital role in master planning projects, as we cater for tourism growth & additional activities.

We're looking to the successful candidate to take ownership of a wide range of innovations & oversee the development & maintenance of specialist equipment for use in our range of gravity related activities & projects.

Working on multiple projects & innovations, you'll take responsibility for overseeing fulfilment of new projects from conception to completion. This includes scoping, planning & commissioning works, working to budgets & deadlines, managing Crew, contractors & external parties & adhering to industry & local legislation & SOPs. Working in conjunction with the Innovations, Projects, Maintenance & Engineering teams, as well as Senior Management, you'll utilise your exceptional engineering skills, interest in & understanding of Amusement Device Operators & project management expertise. 

As much as we like to have fun, a safety focused attitude is paramount & the ability to provide input to the continually improving safety standards of our operations & the industry, along with a healthy respect for our customer base, is key to success! This role is fast pace, high energy & different every single day – just like our activities!

This is a long term, permanent, 5 days/week position & successful applicants must be eligible to work in NZ, prepared to travel & flexible in their availability.

Benefits & Perks

This position comes with a salary (negotiable based on expertise & experience), work vehicle & fuel, phone, computer & travel expenses, as well as the chance to become part of our Crew - our amazing team of staff (they're more like family, really!) who get out of bed every day to 'inspire people to awesomeness by helping them do things they never thought they could'

We offer job security, a real sense of belonging & value &, as well as all our other perks, the chance to Bungy as much as you like, comes as standard! We're also proud to offer a range of internal & local discounts, offers & support, Long Service Rewards & a comprehensive EAP & will support CPD & training.

Skills & Experience

If you think you've got what it takes, you'll need to be/have

  • 10+ years' experience in a relevant environment
  • Experienced Project Manager with strong technical ability
  • Experience in controls, mechanical & structures will be an advantage
  • Interest in specialised infrastructure, innovation & project engineering
  • Mature & reliable with an uncompromising safety conscious mind-set
  • Understanding & interest in Amusement Device operations
  • H&S & First Aid Certification, preferable
  • Current, clean & full NZ Driver's Licence
  • Computer-literate with good communication skills
  • Dedicated, creative & calm under pressure
  • Ability to manage Contractors, Consultants, Suppliers & Crew, with good knowledge of compliance requirements
  • Someone that doesn't think twice about fitting hard work & fun times into the same day

We're all about accepting, including & developing & Crew that mirror & represent our eclectic customer base & are committed to fair hiring practices & equal opportunities. If you're keen to join to our diverse team, who have fun at work & take pride in what they do, we look forward to seeing your application.