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Project Support Coordinator

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

What you will do
In this 12-month fixed term position you will provide the Future Maritime Support Construct (FMSC) team with high quality project management support and coordination. You will be responsible for ensuring the team are enabled to deliver their outputs to time, cost and quality by providing effective support around the project delivery process (including the technical and commercial work streams), planning and administration. Additionally you will be responsible for and involved in:

  • Building and maintaining constructive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • The coordination and support of activities across the FMSC and its Governance Boards, including facilitating Workshops and presentations to ensure they are successful;
  • Supporting the FMSC Project Delivery Lead to produce successful outcomes for the whole FMSC team, including developing and maintaining a Delivery Plan for the FMSC project.

What we need

To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with an in-depth understanding of project environments. You will be comfortable in delivering a full range of coordination support to ensure outputs are delivered on time and within scope. You will be excellent at keeping to timelines and understand the importance of detail and quality. To hit the ground running you will also need:

  • Prior experience working in a complex project environment and ideally a knowledge of project management processes and methodologies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate across varying levels of an organisation;
  • The knowledge and ability to obtain, organise and analyse information;
  • An awareness or exposure to budgeting, planning and scheduling tools.

Ideally you will have:

  • A working knowledge of project management tools and methodologies including (but not limited to) PRINCE2 or PMI / PMBOK);
  • The ability to travel domestically up to once every 6 weeks.

 Who we are

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.
The Future Maritime Support Construct (FMSC) is a multi-disciplinary team that is developing a new technical support model for the RNZN that is outcome focused to ensure the Naval Fleet (currently comprising 11 ships) is enduringly Ready, Reliable and Relevant. The FMSC comprises three work streams – Delivery, Technical and Commercial, and currently has 17 team members. Most of these are based in Wellington but some personnel are also located remotely (including Auckland and Tauranga). The team comprises a mixture of NZDF uniformed and civilian employees plus some personnel seconded from other organisations.
Why Us

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to shape this role to be your own and take charge of all things coordination. In return for your knowledge and skills you will be rewarded with a challenging and varied work environment, and an engaged and supportive team that can offer a flexible working arrangement.
The NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience and skills, along with:

 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, please contact CDR Phil Bradshaw on 027 442 1968.
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 Monday 28 October 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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