Senior Project Manager at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Join Natural Resources policy at the Ministry for Primary Industries and help tackle some of the most urgent and challenging issues facing New Zealand
The salary range for this role is $109,626 to $148,318, appointments are made based on skills and experience
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for accelerating the productivity, sustainability and inclusiveness of New Zealand's primary sectors. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen!
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
The Natural Resources Directorate advises primary sector Ministers on key changes to mitigate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality, support forestry to offset emissions, develop sustainable land use support tools and support the primary sector to adapt to a changing climate. All our advice is informed by policy research, economic analysis, and system design with a strong focus on implementation. We work across government and in partnership with iwi, regions, sectors and communities to empower the primary sector and rural communities to reduce risks and realise opportunities associated with a changing climate (both biophysical and regulatory) and improve kaitiakitanga. We are a dedicated and focused directorate, and we work collaboratively with each other in a collegial and supportive atmosphere.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
The Natural Resources Directorate has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager on a fixed term basis through to 30th June 2023.
The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for oversight, strategic alignment, and reporting to ensure the effective delivery of the ambitious programmes relating to climate change, freshwater, and sustainable land use the Government has committed to.
The Senior Project Manager will work collaboratively to provide a full range of business analysis activities throughout the lifecycle and plan, lead, manage and be responsible for the delivery of the project management function for key deliverables across the Directorate. The Senior Project Manager will ensure teams operate an appropriate level of project management discipline to deliver their programmes efficiently and effectively, fulfil reporting requirements and appropriately manage risks and issues.
The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for management of contracts and project budgets, and will take a leadership role in directorate business planning. They will be responsible for improving the general project management skills of the directorate so they are comfortable with delivering to good project management practise. The Senior Project Manager will be expected to take a lead role in building and managing relationships with both MPI and external stakeholders and be able to provide solid advice based on sound business knowledge and practice.
Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga? - Who are we looking for?
Key required skills and experience:
- Graduate qualification in a relevant discipline(s).
- Project or programme management qualification. Eg PMP, CAPM, Agile, PRINCE2
- 5 – 10 years' experience managing and delivering complex projects, working to diverse and challenging governance groups.
- Project management in policy and government context
- Successful experience delivering complex projects on time, within scope and to the desired quality.
- Proven experience in developing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders and peers
- Proven experience in managing contracts with internal and external stakeholders
- Proven ability to lead and manage a project team in ambiguous work environments
- Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills including proven ability to adapt quickly to meet audience needs
How / why to apply?
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it. For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application.
Applications close: 2nd December 2021
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claire Hogan on Claire.email@example.com
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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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Fixed Term FT|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Senior Project Manager LWC 08.11.21 (1).doc (Word, 155KB)
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