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Matt Jones

Contact

021 630 922

matt@theprojectoffice.co.nz

Qualifications

BA (Social Sciences) (University of Otago)

Construction Management, Diploma (partially completed) (Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)

Matt Jones

Principal

Matt's career has seen him take on an extensive range of dynamic projects, both internationally and on New Zealand shores. Working with some of Asia and Europe's largest development companies, Matt has honed a wealth of industry knowledge and is well-versed in every step of the development process.

With a background in construction, Matt is experienced in contract administration and can confidently match a contract's structure to the unique culture of each project. An accomplished facilitator, Matt has an innate ability to work towards a broader picture whilst simultaneously navigating day-to-day technical challenges.

Matt has an inclusive communication style that allows him to comfortably mitigate areas of potential conflict, and his experience working with multiple stakeholders on international projects has enabled him to develop strong relationship management skills.

Core Strengths 

  • The skill to coordinate stakeholder feedback to ensure best fit for usability and functionality
  • The ability to understand the various constraints people have within a project
  • A genuine, down to earth approach that engenders trust
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude for galvanising teams to bring out top performances
  • A natural inquisitiveness and willingness to ask questions
  • The ability to articulate complex concepts or strategies in a clear, concise manner

In Matt's Own Words
"When it gets down it, people and relationships are the cornerstone of what we do. We need to be able to listen and talk to each other in order to understand each other's unique perspectives. The more we can learn about the building blocks of the actual process, the more we can strengthen this industry as a whole."

Key Projects

Novotel Christchurch Airport Hotel
As Senior Project Manager, Matt was responsible for managing the development of this world class hotel; from design through to construction including contract and tender management. The project was completed in a complex environment, with multiple national and international stakeholders and contractors. A complex model for hotel management also needed to be considered at the design stage, requiring Matt to provide exceptional communication skills and maintain a sense of vision throughout.

University of Canterbury - Canterbury Engineering The Future (CETF)
This project saw Matt managing the design process for an incredibly complicated delivery strategy, which encompassed the development of five new engineering facilities in a live campus environment. Matt was responsible for managing the overall process strategy, which included the relocation and decanting of staff and students into a temporary facility, as well as managing multiple stakeholders and contractors.

ECO 260, Hirafu, Japan
In this role Matt worked with a French developer to oversee the construction of the largest and most opulent private residence in the resort village of Hirafu. The building utilised the latest geothermal heat pump technology along with 52 Kyocera solar panels to supplement the electrical supply. A showcase for leading environmental technologies, ECO 260 was conceptualised as a demonstration of leadership in bespoke environmental solutions while capturing the very essence of luxury. 

Shiki Apartment Complex, Niseko, Japan
Working with one of Malaysia's biggest developers, the Shiki project was a multi-use snow resort development in close proximity to one of Japan's northern snow facilities. The project consists of 68 serviced apartments, mixed use food & beverage facilities and one of the most technologically advanced snow management systems in Hokkaido. Matt successfully managed the project from the tender process through to fit out and handover.

Niseko Resorts Group - The Chalets at Country Resort, Hong Kong
Working with Niseko Resorts Group from Hong Kong, Matt headed the team responsible for managing the construction of 33 luxury chalets. Critical roles included the sourcing of appropriate sites, developing the community masterplan, and overseeing the development consent process with the central government. Challenges included the management of large volumes of variation orders, which were tracked and communicated effectively to all relevant parties.

Matt Jones

Principal

  • BA (Social Sciences) (University of Otago)

  • Construction Management, Diploma (partially completed) (Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)

matt@theprojectoffice.co.nz 021 630 922