Project Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2101051
  • Job Title: Project Officer
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  • Summary:

What you will do 

This position manages and leads capital and operating funded projects (from $10,000 up to $5 million in value) at the base level.
The role requires the use of project management methodologies and multi-stakeholder management to ensure that the projects support the delivery of NZDF outputs.
You will be responsible for input into project development and planning and then once approval is given, ensuring that allocated operating funded projects are delivered to their successful conclusion.  

What we need 

We are seeking a person who will bring some strong technical skills to this role. You may be working in the civil sector, architecture, electrical industry or mechanical engineering. This experience enables you to understand the context of the projects.  

In addition to this experience you will bring a good understanding of contract management under NZS 3910. Strong working relationships are key in this role as you will be managing expectations. Being a confident communicator you will be able to work across the many levels of our organisation. The role requires the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and requires a high level of organisational skills. 

You will be joining an awesome team who work well together and who understand innovation. This is a base centric model which may see you at times involved with work at Papakura and Whenuapai.  

NZDF has a good culture that encourages people to learn. With this in mind we are also open to the possibility of a new graduate taking on this role. This is a great career move for such a person, it has a bit of everything and has potential for the right person.  

Who we are 

Estate and infrastructure are critical enablers for the delivery of NZDF military capabilities and the support it provides to other government agencies and the community. 

The current estate is a complex network of approximately 81,000 hectares and 5,000 buildings spread across nine camps and bases, two large land training areas and various regional locations. 

The purpose of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure is to develop, maintain and manage land and infrastructure assets to support NZDF military capabilities and all of government outcomes.  

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing 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.  

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;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development. 

How to Apply 

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Julie Huddleston on 021 849 551.
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 Wednesday 10 February 2021

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: 

Low level Security Clearance

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

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