Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/11862GOV
  • Job Title: Project Manager
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About the role

Research and Technical Services (RTS) is Callaghan Innovation’s engine. As part of the Customer Engagement team, the Project Manager will work to improve project management systems, improve tracking, reporting and delivery across RTS. Ensuring process optimisation and coaching and supporting project leads working on our customer projects is a critical part of this role.

How you’ll succeed:

  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring including virtual teams
  • Experience developing project management systems and frameworks
  • Ability to identify risk, track deliverables, manage budgets and deliver outcomes
  • Effective communication with clients, networks, stakeholders, suppliers and partners
  • Proven experience delivering complex multi layered projects

We expect the successful applicant to have a relevant tertiary qualification in business or a similar discipline. Industry and/or public sector experience, ability to work in an ambiguous environment and work constructively and collaboratively is essential.

If you are outcomes focused, a strong problem solver, can juggle demands and pressure while remaining calm and organised, you have clearly found your niche in Project Management. Experience managing research and development type projects and use of Google Suite and Prince2, MSP or similar Project/Contract Management approaches would be advantageous.

About us

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand. To do this we partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Our staff – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Callaghan Innovation provides a healthy and safe environment which encourages inclusiveness, diversity and collaboration, putting our people and the heart of what we do.

If you are looking for an awesome opportunity in a customer facing team, click the APPLY button.

Applications close Friday, 22 November 2019.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 11862GOV.

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