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Project Officer, Defence Estate and Infrastructure

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Project managers
Auckland - Papakura
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Great opportunity to develop your career
  • Work on a variety of projects
  • Busy role in a great team environment

 What you will do
This position manages and leads capital and operating funded projects (from $10,000 up to $5 million in value) at the base level.  The role requires the use of project management methodologies and multi-stakeholder management to ensure that the projects support the delivery of NZDF outputs.  The role is responsible for input into project development and planning and then once approval is given, ensuring that allocated operating funded projects are delivered to their successful conclusion.
What we need
We are seeking a person who will bring some strong technical skills to this role. You may be working in the civil sector, architecture, electrical industry, mechanical engineering or even IT. This experience enables you to understand the context of the projects.
In addition to this experience you will bring a good understanding of contract management under NZS 3910. Strong working relationships are key in this role as you will be managing expectations. Being a confident communicator you will be able to work across the many levels of our organisation.
You will be joining an awesome team who work well together and who understand innovation. This is a base centric model which may see you at times involved with work at Devonport and Whenuapai.
NZDF has a good culture that encourages people to learn. With this in mind we are also open to the possibility of a new graduate taking on this role. This is a great career move for such a person, it has a bit of everything and has potential for the right person.
Who we are
Estate and infrastructure are critical enablers for the delivery of NZDF military capabilities and the support it provides to other government agencies and the community.
The current estate is a complex network of approximately 81,000 hectares and 5,000 buildings spread across nine camps and bases, two large land training areas and various regional locations.

The purpose of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure is to develop, maintain and manage land and infrastructure assets to support NZDF military capabilities and all of government outcomes.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
Why Us

Join a team who understand innovation and through this do things to make life better.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Mark Bolton on 021 903 493, quoting NZDF 1810030. 

Applications close at 5pm on the 24/10/2018.
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 in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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