Senior Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447096
  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Focus on multi-million dollar Business Change projects
  • Manage projects from business case to completion
  • Newly established delivery team within Enterprise Change business unit

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The Corporate Support Group underpins everything the Agency does They are an enabler, an advisor and the people who keep the Agency safe. Corporate Support includes Finance, Legal, Risk and Assurance, Research and Analytics, Procurement, and Enterprise Change. For the Agency to be successful, Corporate Support needs to deliver quality services efficiently.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Reporting to the Consulting Manager, Delivery, our Senior Project Managers plan, oversee and lead projects from concept to completion, interacting and managing a range of stakeholders and project team members. You will implement the standards and frameworks developed for the Agency to manage risks, achieve project outcomes and meet Treasury and other standards.

There are a number of new projects commencing, along with some major pieces of work due to be completed this year. You will manage multiple projects concurrently, all at different phases within the project lifecycle.

These roles are focused on business change which are led by the business. There may be an element of technology to support this change, and we have Project Managers within technology that will lead that stream within these business change projects.

This is an exciting time to join NZTA with a big change within the transport industry as we need to incorporate business change with the move to digital, along with  huge focus on the different modes of transport we will be operating with.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Strong experience leading complex customer/business change projects, preferably within the public sector
  • Experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, and across multiple agencies
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and facilitating effective governance committees to ensure well-formed decisions are made in a timely fashion
  • Business case development including estimating the effort, cost and timeframes for delivery
  • Ability to define business outcomes and support the definition of innovative solutions to deliver these outcomes


Applications close | Rā Katinga 

As we are actively seeking two candidates, we will be interviewing as applications come in. The final date for applications to be received is Wednesday 11 March 2020, but we reserve the right to close advertising early as we find suitable candidates.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.