Manager Minerals Operations

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Secondment
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1360670/1
  • Job Title: Manager Minerals Operations
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  • Summary:
  • Experienced in regulatory operational roles and looking for a new challenge?
  • Looking to build your management and leadership skills in an established team
  • Ready to use your experience and skills to help build a system that supports responsible regulation, compliance and enforcement?
  • Fixed term or secondment opportunity


If the above sounds like you, then read on. 

A 12 month opportunity has arisen for a Manager Minerals Operations in the Energy & Resource Markets Branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.  

The Manager Minerals Operations is a people management position in MBIE.  In the role you will bring best practice regulatory, compliance and enforcement principles combined with business understanding and perspective to work in partnership with senior managers, other people managers, team members and stakeholders in the minerals sector.

You will be responsible for the effective functioning of Mineral regulatory stewardship responsibilities in relation to the Crown Mineral Estate. These responsibilities result in positive outcomes for the Crown, namely increased value of the estate and maximised royalties to the Crown.  Your responsibility span the entire regulatory lifecycle of mineral development from first engagement with potential permit holders to responsible development of mining operations to extract New Zealand’s mineral wealth.

You will be responsible for taking a whole-of system regulatory view and ensuring that ongoing monitoring of the systems and services that support best practice regulation, compliance and enforcement are fit for purpose. 

Skills and Experience

You will have a depth of experience in operational regulatory systems.

You will also have:

  • Excellent people management skills
  • Experienced applying best practice regulation
  • Experience of managing processes and understanding the need to use available resources effectively to achieve the greatest impact
  • Managing in an operational / transactional environment
  • Able to build and maintain effective strategic relationships with stakeholders in government and industry.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence senior stakeholders in industry and within Government including Ministers
  • Tertiary qualification in environmental management, public management, law or equivalent relevant experience

About the Organisation and the Group

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

MBIE works to better support connect and strengthen businesses. It backs New Zealand’s talent, ideas, and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, better supporting businesses, and streamlining regulation.

The Energy & Resource Markets (ERM) Branch works to ensure environmentally responsible development of diverse energy resources, including petroleum and minerals, to support economic growth and secure and efficient use of energy.    New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (the outward facing brand of ERM) manages the New Zealand Government’s oil, gas, mineral and coal resources, providing strategic advice, operational regulation, compliance services and external sector leadership. ERM is focused on supporting the Government to develop this sector in a sensible, safe and environmentally responsible way.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

All applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

Email Fi Sanderson quoting reference MBIE/1360670 at if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 14 November 2018.