Commercial Advisor - Construction

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Commercial Advisor - Construction - Ready for your next challenge?

Full Time - Christchurch

  • Be part of supporting significant infrastructure projects
  • Impact commercial outcomes
  • Join this growing organisation and drive your career forward

About the company

Ōtākaro is a Crown owned entity that delivers and supports Government infrastructure projects. 

Ōtākaro has delivered, and owns, the country’s first purpose-built business events facility, Te Pae - Christchurch Convention Centre, and is also delivering the Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre. Ōtākaro was responsible for the Avon River Precinct programme, the largest public realm transformation ever undertaken in New Zealand, and large central city transport projects. Other projects include overseeing the East Frame Residential development in central Christchurch. 

Ōtākaro is continuing to both add to and maintain the capability in its talent rich teams to help lead and support the delivery of other major Crown infrastructure initiatives around Aotearoa. 

Ōtākaro work across multiple projects that vary in size and scale which has created the need for a newly established role the Commercial Advisor – Construction. We are looking for a courageous commercially minded and financially astute Commercial Advisor to take on this essential role. 

Are you ready for your next challenge? 

About the opportunity

Reporting to a General Manager, the Commercial Advisor takes responsibility for the commercial viability of large complex construction and infrastructure projects. In performing this role, you will

  • Provide commercial contract advice to the General Managers and wider team
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate commercial and legal risk
  • Provide strategic advice to negotiate and settle issues
  • Co-ordinate and drive dispute resolution
  • Be commercially astute and innovative and demonstrate an awareness of the broader strategic/legal issues that affect your area of responsibility

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a commercial mindset and come from a Quantity Surveying or legal background. You are a natural communicator who acts decisively and with confidence. Commercially savvy, you will have a deep understanding of contract law, and forms of construction contracts, including NZ3910 and NZS3916. 

Your strong negotiation skills coupled with your ability to effectively manage stakeholders means you are able to broker mutually beneficial agreements.

Forward thinking and solution focused you are quick to identify risk and proactively work on mitigation strategies. 

As a team, player, you will be innately collaborative, and you won’t mind getting stuck into different projects if required. You will have a passion for the construction sector and have a genuine want to make a difference. Do these descriptors sound like you?

Are you ready? 

How to apply 

To discover more about Ōtākaro Limited visit  

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Sarah Dixon 022 1934 170, or via email


Applications close: 29th June 2022

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