Senior Delivery Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Project/Programme Management
  • Location: Whangarei
  • Date Advertised: 11-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1448138
  • Job Title: Senior Delivery Manager
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  • Secondment or Fixed Term – 12 months – Fulltime
  • Be a part of a positive change in a continuous improvement environment where great ideas are supported!

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

Capital Works manages the planning and delivery of major redevelopments, new builds and infrastructure upgrades for New Zealand schools as part of the Education Infrastructure Service (EIS). Our vision is to be a world leader in providing learning environments that advance educational achievement.

About the role

The Senior Delivery Manager is primarily responsible for a team of up to six Delivery Managers who will deliver around five projects each, you will be responsible for this ‘mini’ programme of up to 30 projects and may also directly deliver 2-3 projects.  You will be the first escalation point for issues on any project within your Delivery team. 

It is extremely important that you develop effective relationships and trust with your Delivery Managers, with schools, and other internal and external stakeholders, and ensure that consultants are working effectively and efficiently to deliver school infrastructure projects on time, to budget, and to scope, as set out in the project brief.

Key skills:

  • Leading strategically in a fast paced and complex portfolio
  • Stakeholder relationship management with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Problem solving and collaboration to deliver great results with maximum impact

Please note that there is further information in the attached Job Description.

About you       

You are a strategic leader who is experienced in project management and leadership in a dynamic and complex environment.

You will have a strong track record of using project management methodologies and organisational processes in achieving efficient outcomes and strong skills in managing risks and implementing lessons learnt.  You will also offer proven skills and experience in leading and managing a team of professionals and critically important stakeholders both at a programme and project level.

You relish the opportunity to shape how we work to help us provide the best learning environments for New Zealand’s future generations, and can hit the ground running in this critical and key role in Capital Works.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow their career.

If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi. 

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Tuesday 25 February 2020.