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Senior Property Portfolio Specialist

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Ensure that government agency property activity aligns with the broader government portfolio strategy
  • Share your extensive commercial and property expertise to enhance the government property portfolio including opportunities for agency co-location
  • Permanent opportunity based in our Central Wellington location


The New Zealand Government Procurement & Property (NZGPP) branch is the functional lead for property across the wider Government sector. This permanent senior position provides the opportunity to influence the government's property portfolio and to support agencies and stakeholders with property matters.

Interested?  Read on.

Reporting to the Manager Property, Planning & Advisory, the Senior Property Portfolio Specialist ensures that government agency property activity aligns with the government portfolio strategy.

This includes undertaking reviews of complex agency property plans, region or specific space types (e.g. contact centres), property fit outs and making recommendations on new leases, lease changes and disposals.

The Senior Property Portfolio Specialist looks for opportunities to enhance the government property portfolio including appropriate opportunities for co-location and alignment with good practice design standards.

The role holder works at a senior level with government agencies, providing them with considered, expert, pragmatic solutions to an agency's property requirements, including innovative solutions that meet agency expectations, as well as providing brokering services to agencies.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Considerable commercial and property experience within government, a regulatory environment or the private sector

  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse complex commercial and property situations and to recommend and design robust solutions

  • Significant experience in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders, suppliers, property managers, landlords and senior managers

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated by credibility, personal or collaborative influence, managing expectations and targeted persuasion

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic forecasts, business plans, and property plans, including a high standard of writing, particularly for business and/or Ministerial audience

  • High degree of political nous and a strong working knowledge of the machinery of government

  • Considerable experience in dealing with ambiguity in a complex and dynamic environment


If you can demonstrate the skills required for this role, we would like to hear from you. For further information and a confidential discussion, please contact Monica Chow email


To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button which will take you to our career website. You will need to complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. All applications must be submitted via our online process. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 30 April 2018.


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