Projects/Contracts Manager

Legal definition for licensing – Security Technician

Project or Contract Coordinators/Managers are responsible for the servicing, installation, testing and commissioning of electronic security equipment and systems. They plan the production of as-built and other documentation and technician work-load requirements for projects and large contracts and jobs, including employee and contractor experience and expertise. They project manage the project and ensure work is to a high standard and within acceptable timeframes.

Career level

Later career

Pay rate

$85k to $125k plus vehicle

  • Production of as-built and other related documents
  • Plan technician workload and experience requirements
  • Project manage including:
  • Scheduling personnel to be available to meet project deadlines
  • Scheduling equipment to be available to meet project deadlines
  • Attending project meetings
  • Site specific health and safety plans
  • Alert management if milestones or key dates will not be met
  • Strive to deliver project on time and within allowed hours
  • Creating variations for work outside of scope
  • Ensure all work to be of high standard and within acceptable timeframes
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are followed
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other technical staff
  • Performance review of technicians and trainees
  • Performing other duties as directed
Role Requirements
  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Must have normal colour vision (electrical components are normally colour coded)
  • Must be confident in leading teams and setting standards
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Must have project management skills
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Preferable to hold a NZ Drivers Licence
  • Must have good written and spoken English
  • Able to work well under pressure
Skill Sets & Role Fit
  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and practice
  • Understanding of health and safety, and industry standards and guidelines
  • High level practical and technical skills to operate and maintain equipment
  • Good at problem solving and working to deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Process orientated
  • Ability to provide team leadership
Working Conditions
  • Usually work regular business hours but may have to be on call or irregular hours
  • Variety of working sites
Industry Training
  • NZCiES Level 3 and 4 (New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security)
Indicative Pay Scales
  • Entry level – $85,000 to $95,000
  • Mid-level – $95,000 to $110,000
  • High level – $110,000 to $125,000 plus vehicle
Industry Pathway Opportunities
  • Security Consultant/Sales Estimator
  • Branch or General Manager
Other Sector Pathway Opportunities
  • Project Management
  • Management Roles

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.