Senior Project Manager

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    New Zealand Military
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    negotiable / month
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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.

Senior Project Manager

Vacancy Number NZDF-2011048

Region – Location Wellington – Petone

Category ICT

Total Remuneration $118940 – $146925 (including superannuation)

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Description This is a full time permanent (civ) position

What you will do

As a Senior Project Manager within our Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Branch, you will be responsible for delivering and managing high value, high risk projects and programmes.
You will advocate a user-centric design and Agile delivery approach and assist in guiding project team members to maintain the same focus and direction.

In doing this you will ensure that our projects are not only focused on delivering business benefits but also provide a superior customer experience and quality outcomes.

Please Note: The official title for this role within NZDF is Project Manager Level 2.

What we need

We are keen to hear from you if you are an energetic people leader and skilled project management professional with a strong history of delivering large scale projects within the ICT industry.
You will need to be highly competent at managing stakeholders, able to influence and provide expert advice so that you can become a trusted partner.

In particular we are looking for:

  • Comprehensive understanding of and experience in applying project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2, Agile) in large and complex environments;
  • Commercial acumen and understanding of the government rules of sourcing;
  • Experience leading and managing teams;
  • Resource management and strategic resource planning;
  • Technical skill and expertise in Resourcing, Relationship Management, Capability Management, Learning and Development Management, IT Governance and Performance Management; and
  • A qualification in an applied project management discipline such as PRINCE2 and/or Agile.

Please note: You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

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: Senior Project Manager
For further information, contact Catherine van der Merwe at Hays Recruitment via email
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 9 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.

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