Senior Project and Investment Advisor | Wellington
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| PD - Senior Project Investment advisor, MBIE.pdf (PDF, 355KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-Oct-2020|
- Addressing energy hardship and the deployment of household- and community-scale renewable energy projects
- A challenging and varied role, combining analytical and advisory skills with project management, procurement and funding delivery
- Collaboration skills are a must – working closely with a passionate, hardworking and supportive team across MBIE and other agencies
- Develop and enhance knowledge of small scale renewable energy solutions such as solar PV and battery storage on public and Maori housing
- Opportunities to lean in and work across the team and branch on a wide range of energy and resources related projects to make energy affordable and decarbonise the New Zealand economy.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has come about for a motivated person to join the newly established Energy Projects and Programmes team within the Energy and Resource Markets branch as a Senior Projects and Investment Advisor.
As a Senior Projects and Investment Advisor you will lead the implementation of the $28 million Public and Māori Housing Energy initiative - coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the initiative over its lifecycle. You will work in partnership with other agencies, provide analysis on funding processes and advise senior officials and Ministers on funding decisions. This work will utilise your relationship management, financial management, contract management and business process skills.
Your role may include the following tasks:
- Working with other government agencies to coordinate implementation of the fund
- Building positive relationships with iwi, Māori organisations, community groups, housing organisations, renewable energy suppliers or any other interested parties who may be involved in the fund
- Coordinating and supporting assessment processes for funding rounds
- Reviewing and updating as required the implementation plan for this fund
- Coordinating development and implementation of an evaluation plan for the fund
- Ensuring financial due diligence for operation of the fund
- Ensuring robust procurement and contract management systems
- Monitoring and reporting on implementation of the fund
- Assisting in the delivery of other key initiatives in the Energy Projects and Programmes team, and the wider branch.
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:
- Experience in project management, grants and investment administration, business analysis or comparable tasks
- The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external
- Understanding of Te Ao Māori and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Political savvy and the ability to manage positive relationships at all levels within and outside of MBIE
- An eye for detail and a high level of accuracy
- Critical thinking skills and comfort with ambiguity
- A proactive, solutions-focused work style and a strong customer service focus
- Some knowledge of the renewable energy generation and energy efficiency sectors is beneficial but not essential
- Some experience in policy or operational policy would be beneficial, but is not essential.
All applicants must be New Zealand citizens or hold a residence class visa.
We work collaboratively within the branch and with others in MBIE, other Government agencies, and stakeholders in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. We recognise a common set of team values that promote a fun positive team culture that values professionalism, respect, accountability and communication. Diversity is highly valued and managers work hard to ensure that all staff are given opportunities to develop their skills and expertise.
How to Apply
Click on the APPLY button below where a position description is also available. Your application must include your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position.
For any further questions please contact Lapulou.Moale@mbie.govt.nz or Paige.Haydock@mbie.govt.nz
Applications close 5pm Wednesday 28 October 2020