Project Manager Hazardous Substances

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Project managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 31612403
  • Job Title: Project Manager Hazardous Substances
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  • Summary:

The Environmental Protection Authority, or EPA, is at the forefront of some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand. Our rivers, our mountains, our forests, our wildlife, and the New Zealand way of life, all depend on the decisions we make at the EPA. The impact of these decisions will last for decades, even centuries. We are focused on being a proactive regulator and doing good for New Zealand, while delivering on positive customer experiences.

Project Manager Hazardous Substances – Database Replacement

Do you want to use your skills to help make a difference in New Zealand, and around the world?

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead a project to replace the hazardous substances database with an internationally aligned system that has been developed by the European Chemicals Agency. Already interested? Read further and apply!

What we are looking for
The groundwork for planning, scoping and budget approval has been done, the project is now in the delivery phase. It will run until June 2021, and we are seeking a fixed term contract until June 2020 in the first instance (funding is approved annually).

This fixed-term contract presents an excellent opportunity to provide project management expertise to enable a motivated delivery team of in-house and contracted subject matter experts to successfully deliver the project and achieve positive, ongoing organisational change.

Knowledge and experience required

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • 7+ years project management experience including a minimum of 5 years as a project manager, with demonstrated record of successful delivery of software/database projects
  • relevant and proven experience in successfully leading and managing delivery teams
  • strong project planning, monitoring and reporting skills
  • proven ability to maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders combined with strong relationship management and communication skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • experience in managing modified software package projects with a value over $2 million
  • experience in package-based projects where the package has extensions and modifications
  • experience working in the public sector
  • experience with IUCLID-based application software (desirable).

You also MUST have the right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.

What we can offer you

This is a fixed term position to 30 June 2020, based in our central city offices on Lambton Quay, surrounded by great cafes, shopping and a stone’s throw from the waterfront. You will be joining a close-knit and supportive team who are passionate about our work.

The EPA is great place to work, made up of friendly people with ambitious goals. We value our employees, and take pride in offering a positive working environment, professional development and supporting work-life balance.

Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly Māori language lessons and regular Te Ao Māori workshops, as well as frequent talks on a range of topics from fascinating external speakers. We also have a variety of staff groups, from yoga to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff.

Check out the careers section of our website for more information at


Additional information

For additional information please contact Dana Uzun, HR Business Partner, at


Applying for the position

Click ‘Apply for this job’ now to complete your application form, a covering letter, and provide a copy of your CV.

You must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand. The successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass criminal records check.


Applications close at 5 pm on 18 November 2019

We offer:

Fixed term position until 30 June 2020