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Project Manager

Stats NZ
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Project managers
Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Experienced and ambitious Project Manager required to join a high performing project delivery team, for a 12 month fixed term period.
  • You will need excellent relationship, planning and organisational skills 
  •  Christchurch Based


At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

StatsNZ are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join the Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPO) in Christchurch.

You will be joining a pool of project delivery professionals that includes other Project and Programme Managers, Change and Benefits Managers, Portfolio Managers, Project & Portfolio Support, and Business Analyst s. You will be working alongside the best so there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your professional capability and learn new skills.

Your first assignment will be around the transformation of Migration Data Statistics. Stats NZ are world leaders in the application of new approaches and techniques in producing Statistics and our vision is Unleashing the Power od Statistics to Change Lives  


This work is the practical application of that vision and the implementation of world leading techniques. This project is the next stage in a multi year programme of work to change the way Migration Statistics are produced. It is high profile and rewarding. You will be working in an established team reporting to a highly respected Senior Project Manager

This is that rare opportunity to be able to comment when statistics are produced and the changes are implemented , I played a major part in that . 


I am looking for a person

  • Who has 4 to 6 years experience, that sees themselves as a Senior PM in about 2 years time
  • You will have relationship skills that enable you to work with people at all levels in the organisation.
  • You have a proven track record in delivering successful, complex projects
  • Your written and aural communication skills are top notch
  • You will be able to work in agile,non agile, and anything in the middle.
  • The experience of working with a Devopps environment will be very useful.


You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.  


We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!


I m (Dave Alcock) am a bit old school so your cover letter is really important to me, please don t make it a precis of your CV. Your cover letter should give me and the selection panel an insight into your personality.

If this job sounds like you, please apply. For a copy of the Position Description please click on or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

For more information about this role please contact Dave Alcock  on 027 283 6917, or email For more about working for us see,


Applications close:  24th July 2019.

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