Senior Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1510856
  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager
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  • Summary:


  • 12 month fixed term opportunity
  • Wellington based role
  • Use your project expertise to establish systems and processes in this exciting new role (?)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager within the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) Branch of MBIE.

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering projects to quality expectations, time constraints, scope and cost to achieve the end result.  This also includes management of issues, risk and project change requests to ensure the timely project delivery.


What we are looking for;

  • Experience in managing complex projects
  • Experience managing projects within a government organisation
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Effective organisational and self-management skills
  • Possesses a high level of integrity and ethics
  • Has flexibility to adapt within a fast paced environment
  • Ability to identify and appropriately manage risk
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills
  • Financial management skills

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand Permanent Residence

About MIQ MIQ was stood up and a Business Group within Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 13 July 2020. ​ The purpose of managed isolation is to ensure COVID-19 is not spread to the community while enabling Kiwis and other exempted travellers to return to New Zealand safely. A key enabler of this work is collaboration across government.

Over 75,000 people have passed through MIQ since New Zealand stood up its response to COVID-19. We operate thirty-two managed isolation facilities in five regions.

A range of agencies including the Ministry of Health, All-of-Government, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Police, Customs, New Zealand Defence Force, Aviation Security Service and other business groups in MBIE are working together to deliver an enduring MIQ system.

 About MBIE: MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. 

Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours. 

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Maia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


How to apply: Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Enquiries are welcome to Sarah Hutcheson at quoting MBIE/1510856 if you have further questions.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 February 2021.