Senior Project Manager | Wellington
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Position Description Senior Project Manager - Immigration New Zealand_2020.pdf (PDF, 357KB)
|Application Close Date:||25-Jan-2021|
- Manage high profile sector wide strategic change
- Critical thinker – proven leader
- Great career opportunity / rewarding culture
- Build and lead a small team to delivery high impact value across the NZ Border Sector
- 6 month fixed-term contract, Wellington based
We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our team in the Enablement Branch within the Immigration New Zealand Group focused on a project delivering change across the New Zealand Border Sector Government Agencies.
This position will be responsible for the delivery of a high profile programme of work that will drive and deliver on New Zealand's goal to have the worlds smartest and safest border, this will involve working across Government.
As an experienced Project Manager and natural leader, you will form strong trusted relationships with senior and executive stakeholders, whilst providing credible strategic advice. This significant project requires a proven hands-on leader who has the natural ability to engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. You will need to hit the ground running. This role requires leadership, resilience and the ability to cope with ambiguity. You will be hands on and happy to help out in all aspects of delivery to get the job done.
Reporting to the Practice Capability Lead this role involves working closely with Border Agency executive teams and leaders across INZ, Ministry of Primary Industries, New Zealand Customs Service, Ministry of Transport, and within the wider MBIE and Border Sector. The scale and complexity of the change is significant and will require an executive level capability working in partnership with the wider INZ and MBIE senior managers.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate credibility, with numerous examples of delivery and an appetite that is motivated by challenge & complexity. You will be a natural leader with a confident and assured stakeholder engagement style and the ability to share and motivate a values based approach across the project.
We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate the following:
- A project professional with a minimum of 8 years delivery pedigree
- An excellent understanding of the machinery of government
- A strong communicator with the ability to manage and influence stakeholders effectively across multiple organisations and levels
- A proven leader who can manage both strategically and operationally and build trust
- Confident and articulate verbal presentation and listening skills
- Understanding of a wide range of project methods, with a clear outcome drive and focus.
- The ability to gain a New Zealand security clearance may be required in these roles.
Why work for us?
MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies. This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad range of areas.
We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.
We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all. This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.
MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable.
Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
How to apply:
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Email Jo Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/1502590 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 25th January 2020.