Programme Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 27-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447095
  • Job Title: Programme Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Work with Portfolio Directors to establish Business Change programmes
  • Newly established delivery team within Enterprise Change business unit

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The Corporate Support Group underpins everything the Agency does They are an enabler, an advisor and the people who keep the Agency safe. Corporate Support includes Finance, Legal, Risk and Assurance, Research and Analytics, Procurement, and Enterprise Change. For the Agency to be successful, Corporate Support needs to deliver quality services efficiently.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Sitting within Enterprise Change and reporting to the Consulting Manager, Delivery, our Programme Managers will be accountable for ensuring we are establishing the right projects, in the right way, so we can deliver on our business and customer change objectives. They will be assigned to a Portfolio and will work closely with the Portfolio Directors and Business to translate the high-level business roadmaps into actionable projects and programmes that will coherently support the achievement of business outcomes and benefits.

The Programme Managers will work with the business to get clarity around outcomes and the scope of work, and ensure we have the right team composition to successfully deliver the initiatives. You will work to sequence projects optimally, so dependencies are managed and consideration is given to the impact of change on the business, and will support the successful delivery of programmes of projects by monitoring progress, actively managing interdependencies, and resource profiles.

You will be accountable for applying best-practice Programme Management disciplines to business and customer change within their Portfolio and working with the EPMO and the wider ‘community of practice’ within the Agency to rapidly improve our maturity in both Programme and Project Management.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Extensive experience in leading change at either a Project Director or Programme Manager level, with using a variety of project and programme delivery methodologies and approaches including agile
  • Experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders, including Executive and Senior Management level
  • Extensive experience in bringing together teams who have the right capabilities, and focus, to deliver change quickly and effectively, while knowing how project teams ‘tick’, and how to get the best out of a group of people
  • Know how to define projects successfully, and what capabilities are required to deliver a successful outcome
  • Experience monitoring, controlling and reporting at a programme or portfolio level
  • A strong track record of budget accountability and responsibility for significant projects or programmes.
  • Experience in, business case development and benefit realisation planning

It is essential you have excellent interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and communication skills, are pragmatic with exceptional problem-solving skills, and can have robust conversation with a variety of people when needed.

Applications close | Rā Katinga

As we are actively seeking three candidates, we will be interviewing as applications come in. The final date for applications to be received is Wednesday 11 March 2020, but we reserve the right to close advertising early as we find suitable candidates.


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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.