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Senior Project Manager

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Project managers
Wellington City
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About the Role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

You will be responsible for the delivery of the overall project management function within the  Fisheries New Zealand, supporting delivery of a portfolio of wide ranging and varied projects.


In this role you will be working closely with staff, at a range of levels, across Fisheries New Zealand to support the delivery of projects and embed a project management approach to the way Fisheries New Zealand delivers it's work programmes. You will establish planning and monitoring processes and systems; identify risks, common issues across projects, synergies across projects, resource bottlenecks; and support project leads to build project management capability and manage post project reviews. The role is supported by a Project co-ordinator responsible for tracking, monitoring and reporting on projects.


This role requires a high degree of analytical and time management skills, adaptability, and an eye for detail to recognise and resolve risks and issues.


Skills and Experience - Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or project/programme management qualification
  • Successful development of project staff by coaching and mentoring
  • Proven ability to manage relationships including with senior managers and diverse range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience working in central or local government in New Zealand
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills including proven ability to adapt quickly to meet audience needs
  • Ability to perform in high pressure situations and ambiguous work environments
  • Successful delivery of complex projects on time, within scope and to the desired quality, with inbuilt and effective monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Portfolio Management experience


About MPI - Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We're working towards sustainability, protection, value and visible leadership.


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About Us - Mō Tātou

Established to enhance the focus on this valuable taonga, Fisheries New Zealand delivers regulatory functions to manage New Zealand's fisheries resource and marine environment, fisheries science and research, monitoring and verification, and aquaculture development.


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


How to Apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact


Applications close 25 August 2019


To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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