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Principal Planner

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

What you will do
Assisted by a Planning Support Officer, you will lead the design, development and implementation to the EM Org (Equipment Management Organisation) Strategic Equipment Management Plan that will guide the ‘through life' strategic management of all NZDF equipment types, less its ships and aircraft.
You will: 

  • Lead the development of associated Equipment Management Plans for individual equipment types;
  • Lead the process to develop the EM Org's annual business plan; and
  • Lead the development of a work scheduling & resourcing model to ensure that the EM Org is fully aware of & prepared to receive new equipment to the pipeline, along with exiting equipment as it ends it service life. 

What we need

A skilled individual, comfortable with leading the EM Org planning function to help shape future strategic equipment management. The EM Org is aligning its strategic management of NZDF equipment with the requirements of ISO55000; you will be familiar with this international standard.

You will have practical experience leading or contributing to the development of strategic plans and business planning at the operational/tactical level.

To be successful in this position, you must be experienced in:

  • The development of strategic-level planning within a large and complex organisation;
  • Supporting decision makers with linking the continuum of strategic and operational decisions to outcomes;
  • Solid relationship management practices with effective communication, facilitation and engaging with all levels of stakeholders.

Who we are
The NZDF Equipment Management Organisation (EM Org) provides a single point of accountability for the through-life management of specified equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments, thereby ensuring that all equipment receives consistent strategic management while in service in NZDF.
EM Org is accountable for the day to day delivery of through-life integrated logistic support (ILS) and management of equipment, enabling NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate standards.
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
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed. 

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 visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Nadene Crickmar on 021 0818 9339.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 27 June 2019.

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:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five 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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