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Project Support Manager

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

As Project Support Manager reporting to the Deputy Director Portfolio and Projects in the Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Branch of NZDF you will keep NZDF projects ‘safe' by ensuring that quality is built into the environment and reflects the latest industry and government project standards.   You will do this by:

  • developing, coaching and growing a team of project support and coordination staff;

  • ensuring that CIS projects are provided with the right operational support and quality assurance activities;

  • advising managers and teams on the best use of project management frameworks and methodologies, and ensuring they have access to both reference and training material;

  • encouraging consistent application of the relevant project management technology (e.g. Planview);

  • encouraging consistency in project reporting

  • Working with risk and assurance teams to provide transparency around whether projects are managed according to NZDF and all-of-government requirements;

  • Ensuring the appropriate use of project governance forums in the management of projects.

This is a newly created role for CIS so you'll also need to take a proactive approach in raising the profile of the support function your team will provide.

Who we are

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes 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. 

CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We enable the interaction between our people, our partners and the broader defence community, at home and abroad.

CIS Branch is totally unique, we are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe. We work locally and globally to provide solutions to military-specific challenges and to ensure Defence information can flow efficiently and securely between New Zealand and our Allies.   

Why Us

Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department:

  • We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;

  • Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;

  • We're here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.

It's also the perfect time to join us. We are in the process of transforming our culture and the way we work so we truly understand our customers and partner with them strategically.

By joining us as we evolve to a modern, shared information and technology platform, you will be part of a culture that endears trust, empowers decision-making and respects people.

What we need

We are keen to hear from you if you are an energetic people leader and experienced ICT project professional who is passionate about best practice project management and quality assurance.

You will need to be highly competent at managing stakeholders, able to influence and provide expert advice so that you can become a trusted partner.

In addition we are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • a proven history of leading and managing support and coordination staff

  • experience with and a thorough understanding of project management methodologies, e.g. PRINCE2 or Agile;

  • substantial experience in a project management and project support environment;

  • a robust understanding of project assurance frameworks;

  • expertise in Portfolio Management, Programme management (PGMG), Project management (PRMG), Portfolio, programme and project support (PROF), Relationship Management (RLMT).

  • A relevant certification in a project management discipline (e.g. MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, Agile etc.)

Ideally you will have a relevant tertiary qualification, at least part of which is focussed on project management.

Please note that you must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

Please note that we are currently working through our longer-term office location requirements in the broader Wellington area. In the interim you would need to be able to work from our current CIS offices across the Wellington and Hutt Valley region.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!  

Come and be part of the change.  What we do matters!

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Blair Renwick at  quoting NZDF-1810024.  

Applications close at 4.30pm on Monday, 22nd October 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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