Project & Delivery Manager – Software Development

Close:    2 December 2019Location:    Christchurch

About us

Abley is a specialist professional services company with unrivalled abilities in spatial and data intelligence, software development, transportation planning and engineering.  We empower our clients to make effective decisions by providing clear, insightful advice.

The talented team at Abley provide a comprehensive range of services using cutting edge tools, resources and technology, including software development, spatial analysis, web mapping, data migration, asset management, spatial modelling and map production.

Our offering

We pride ourselves in the culture our people have created.  We work hard but with hard work comes reward and we provide many extra benefits that enables us to be flexible and have fun outside of work as well.

We operate an environment where we help each other so together we achieve great results.  We will assist you to achieve a greater technical understanding of your work and also support you to gain wider professional peer recognition.

Our firm is growing, and your career growth will only be limited by your talent and ambition.

We offer very competitive salaries and our offices are centrally located in close proximity to public transport with great cycling facilities.  We are technology and thought leaders and we have a number of industry 'firsts' under our belt.  We work in a diverse team that has a great gender, ethnic and age mix.

About the role

The Project & Delivery Manager (PDM) is a commercial customer facing role that has overall responsibility for the commercial and financial delivery of projects to our clients.  This includes both managing projects and leading the software development team, which incorporates accountabilities in four main areas, namely:

  1. Team Management – manage and lead the development of a team of software developers. through supporting team engagement and high performance.
  2. Project Development and Delivery – responsible for the planning, scoping and scheduling of activities to complete jobs to a high standard, whilst ensuring innovation, speed of delivery within the budgeted scope of the project.
  3. Business Development – Identify and pursue opportunities to sell our services to new and existing clients. Ensure the business plan for the business area (software development) is implemented.  The business plan aligns with the strategic objectives of our business, so an understanding of strategy and implementation of strategy is important.
  4. Client Relationship Management – build and maintain trusted client relationships by ensuring we provide quality solutions to our clients.

About you

The successful candidate for this role, will have the following skills and attributes:

You will probably have the following knowledge:

A degree, postgraduate or masters’ qualification in that support software development.

Your location:

While we have offices located in Auckland or Christchurch, this role is based in Christchurch.  Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role, so already have a work visa, permanent residency or be a New Zealand citizen.

More information?

We want you to make a fully informed decision before applying for this role.  You can find more information about our firm, the team you will be working with, our latest news and awards on our website  

All applications for this position need to be made through our website (see below).  The job description for this role can be downloaded from the website.  All applications will be made in the strictest confidence. You can contact Chris Morris by phone (027 552 9703) or email ( if you have any questions.

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Project & Delivery Manager – Software Development