Principal Advisor Standards Development

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1449926
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Standards Development
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  • Summary:


  • Challenging and rewarding career opportunity
  • Engage with key stakeholders and lead the development of standards in a wide range of  sectors
  • Permanent role, Wellington CBD office


A unique opportunity exists to join the Standards New Zealand Development team as a Principal Advisor Standards Development.

The Standards New Zealand (SNZ) team is a business unit within MBIE. SNZ is responsible for the development and maintenance of hundreds of standards that benefit New Zealand. It provides standards solutions in diverse subject areas such as building and construction, energy efficiency and safety, health and disability, environmental management, legal risk, information technology, sport and recreation, and digital economy.

Standards help make life safer and easier. They improve the effectiveness and reliability of many goods and services used every day.

As a Principal Advisor Development, you will manage the successful completion of a portfolio of projects within a variety of sectors, consistent with the requirements in the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015.  You will be responsible for relationship management with potential funders of standards solutions, including regulators, key business and industry leaders, as well as development committee members and other stakeholders contributing to the development of standards.


As a business unit within MBIE, the SNZ team will be expecting all team members to contribute to priorities across the team, and for senior staff to provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to more junior staff in team.


You will coordinate the development and delivery of standards solutions utilising your project management expertise, influence outcomes and secure contracts with funders.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in project management
  • PRINCE2® , PMP® or equivalent project management certification (desirable)
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with  a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks when under pressure, review and track progress of tasks/activities
  • Relevant experience of delivering to clients through contracted service arrangements
  • Legal right to live and work in New Zealand


To apply for this role, click on the “Apply Now” button to read and download the position description.  Please apply directly online, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.


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Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 6th March 2020.