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Senior Estate Strategists

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Are you from an infrastructure / planning / engineering / property background?  Are you a strategic thinker?  Are you regarded as a subject matter expert?  Do you want to be part of an exciting time of change and development? Then you could be our next Senior Estate Strategist.
The New Zealand Defence Force Estate is undergoing significant long term Regeneration, which is impacting property and infrastructure across all camps and bases throughout NZ and our 14,000 strong workforce.
In this role you'll have the opportunity to bring new ideas, use new tools and techniques and lead the industry with your thinking. Your decisions will have a direct impact on the infrastructure decisions of the Defence Force nationally. The work is dynamic and challenging; you will be thinking about tomorrow's problems and how they will impact New Zealand's Defence Force.
What can you expect?
  • Be part of a results focused, successful and cohesive team, and wider NZDF community.
  • Assess and identify tomorrow's problems to deliver best possible solutions.
  • Engage and manage consultants to meet Defence outputs.
  • Deal with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Lead innovation and thinking in the industry.
  • Lead workshops and presentations to strong audiences to gain consensus and deliver solutions.
  • Present your significant experience, knowledge and ideas to high level decision making within and outside NZDF.
  • Operate as a Subject Matter Expert.
  • Meet frequent challenges with your successes.
  • Take opportunities for professional development.
  • Gain access to a wide range of great benefits and enjoy five weeks annual leave.
What we're looking for from you:
  • A depth of background in infrastructure / engineering / property / architecture.
  • Significant experience in and an emphasis on future strategy with realisable and tangible outcomes.
  • Proven project/programme management experience having portfolio-wide effects.
  • Have a desire to achieve and be results focused.
  • The ability to think strategically and laterally.
  • A high degree of personal resilience with the ability to positively respond to a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and a high level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute within a cohesive team environment.
If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you today. We have multiple vacancies and are looking for experienced candidates, who will become our subject matter experts, so apply now!
The remuneration band for this position is $97,917 - $120,045 (NZD), inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution.
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page.
For specific queries regarding the position contact Rob Skinner on, quoting NZDF-1707032
We are accepting expressions of interest for this role until 4:30pm on Sunday 22 October 2017.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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