Project Manager (Fixed Term)

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  • 6 month fixed-term contract
  • Christchurch location

  • Work collaboratively with a dynamic, busy and friendly team


Gallagher Bassett (GB) is Australia and New Zealand's premier third party claims administrator. We manage claims on behalf of insurers, brokers, government bodies and self-insured organisations. We are part of the leading global risk management and insurance group Arthur J Gallagher & Co, with over 21,000 great people worldwide in over 140 countries.


Through a team geographically dispersed throughout Australia, GB provides a suite of claims management and related services out of CBD offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and in New Zealand from Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.


We are proud to be one of 131 companies from 21 countries on 5 continents, named on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies list for the seventh consecutive year.


The position


We are currently looking to recruit a project manager to join us full-time for a contracted period of six months, in our Christchurch office.  The primary focus will be to assist with work on the completion of the Christchurch earthquake recovery project.  The work will involve preparation of costings for cash settlement by the client and also reinstatement of some properties.  There is potential for this assignment to be extended dependant on our Clients need. 


This hands-on role requires someone who enjoys working in a varied and pressurised environment.  Working closely with our client, suppliers and customers this position requires someone who has the ability to handle robust client and customer demands and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  


We are looking for someone who loves to work as part of a team, is reliable, punctual and has a friendly and engaging personal style. To be successful in this role you will need a strong focus on attention to detail and delivery of agreed tasks, as well as being customer focussed. 


You will make an impact by managing a portfolio of repair/rebuild projects to completion; providing advice, recommendations and building solutions to relevant stakeholders; working with builders and other key stakeholders to develop and manage works programs; preparing Scope of Works, validating estimates and conducting tenders; following up on project progress, as well as, preparing progress and other reporting; work on consent and compliance matters; close liaison and delivery of client requirements within set timeframes.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced project manager or for someone with good construction background wishing to expand their skills and develop their skills into project management of insurance claims under our highly experienced team. 

What we are looking for: 

  • A background and/or qualification in construction with a proven understanding of building methods and materials

  • Previous experience as a Project Manager, Assessor or Loss Adjuster is desirable

  • Proven ability to interpret building plans and estimate costs

  • Knowledge of insurance operational processes, practices and risk management

  • Understanding and applying the Building Act, the Building Code, Department of Building and Housing Guidelines and any territorial authority requirements

  • Exceptional organisational skills

  • The ability to multi-task and problem solve with an eye for detail

  • Self-disciplined, self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Demonstrated computer literacy i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn new systems

  • Excellent communication skills for face-to-face, telephone and written communication

  • Enthusiasm and initiative, with the willingness to contribute to a dynamic, professional and positive team environment

  • This role requires a valid driver’s licence.

The benefits


Life at GB is often fast paced, unpredictable, challenging, yet also deeply rewarding. It is social and engaging, with some of our benefits including:

  • Attractive remuneration packaging

  • Opportunities for ongoing education and development

  • Employee assistance program for yourself and immediate family members

  • Personal touches like weekly fruit boxes and birthday celebrations

  • The opportunity to work for a company that gives back to the community through our Gentle Bear program.

To apply


If you think you can make a positive difference to our business we want to hear from you today!



Only people with the right to work in this country will be considered for this position.


Previous applicants need not re-apply, as previous applications have been retained.


Applications from agencies will not be accepted.



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