Project Manager

  • Company:
    New Zealand Military
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:

You are welcome to apply for as many civilian vacancies with NZDF as you wish. However, you must formally apply for each individual role. NZDF will not accept one application from you with an expression of interest in multiple roles.

Project Manager

Vacancy Number NZDF-2012002

Region – Location Wellington – Petone

Category Project Management

Total Remuneration $93746 – $115803 (including superannuation)

Applications Close Saturday 12 December 2020

Description This is a full time permanent (civ) position

What you will do

As Project Manager you will work with stakeholders across CIS Branch and NZDF to ensure projects meet organisational standards and quality requirements. You will be responsible for managing low to medium risk and complexity projects within CIS Branch.

As a skilled project manager, you will provide regular reporting on project progress, risks and constraints to ensure key stakeholders and governance maintain situational awareness.

Other responsibilities will include: 

  • Providing project management expertise that enables uplift in military capability through ICT;
  • Working alongside a Senior Project Manager within larger, more complex initiatives;
  • Driving accountability in the management of risks and issues to increase business confidence in project outcomes;
  • Providing management rigour and organisational connectivity between agile product delivery and enterprise initiatives that deliver uplift in capability;
  • Contributing to the establishment of a business change management practice and shaping the team’s competency and culture around it. 

What we need

We are looking for a junior to intermediate Project Manager who has experienced the role, possibly in a public sector environment. While experience delivering ICT projects is valuable, we are looking for a business focused Project Manager who can connect the outputs of their project with the outcomes of military effect.

Successful candidates will also need to have:

  • Experience working within or alongside agile delivery;
  • Able to work in partnership if required to work alongside a more senior PM;
  • Able to cope with ambiguity, and find a way through it;
  • Project Management Certification such as Prince2 or PMI-PMP;
  • Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) will be desirable. 

Who we are

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We enable the interaction between our people, our partners and the broader defence community, at home and abroad.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Hays Recruitment, who will consider your application in the first instance.
To apply you must follow this link: Project Manager
For further information, contact Catherine van der Merwe at Hays Recruitment via email catherine.vandermerwe@hays.co.nz
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Saturday 12 December 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:
http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

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