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Portfolio Planner

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

What you will do

As a Portfolio Planner reporting to the Portfolio Manager within our Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Branch, you'll beresponsible for supporting CIS Branch to prioritise and sizeproposed work (programmes, projects and work-requests) as inputs into planning activities, business cases, resource planning, and budget development.

In this role you'll work with appropriate governance committees to ensure there is alignment between the projects initiated and the strategy and priorities of NZDF; and you'll provide rigour to the prioritisation process by defining work resource requirements.

Working closely with the portfolio and projects team you'll plan for project delivery and ensure that projects are appropriately prioritised and planned for.

You'll also contributes to solution development and project scheduling across CIS Branch.

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

This is a relationship focussed role requiring highly developed communication and stakeholder management skills.   We are therefore keen to hear from you if you are a results-driven and customer focused project professional with knowledge and technical expertise in project management and/or project delivery.  

In particular you will have:

  • Experience evaluating and sizing a range of ICT projects, ranging from work requests to large scale projects and programmes;

  • Knowledge and experience using project sizing and estimation techniques, including modelling and financial forecasting (including whole-of-life costing);

  • Demonstrable experience using data analysis tools and technologies;

  • The ability to build sound working relationships;

  • Experience in applying multi criteria decision-making frameworks to the evaluation process of projects and programmes.

A relevant qualification containing estimating and forecasting disciplines, or equivalent experience is desirable.

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

Please note:  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.

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

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 Blair Renwick at quoting NZDF-1810026.  

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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