Workstream Support Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1452644
  • Job Title: Workstream Support Manager
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Fixed – term/Secondment for 12 months
  • Role can be based in either Wellington CBD OR Auckland CBD
  • Regular travel required
  • Support the delivery of 6 workstreams across Govt and Construction sector
  • High priority work to resolve long-standing challenges in the Construction industry  
  • Negotiable salary


“A shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector”

We have an opportunity for a leader to join in the biggest systemic transformation plan in the Construction sector yet. This role is critical to delivering the Construction Sector Transformation Plan and we are seeking a seasoned professional who will enjoy the challenge of delivering the key initiatives and work streams to resolve issues across the sector.

This is a fixed-term role for 12 months and a negotiable salary package on offer!

You will bring your expertise in project management and stakeholder management skills to lead the team to successfully deliver the initiatives of the Transformation Plan. This role is fast-paced, and you will be confident in managing a high work volume and be agile and receptive to change.

This is a key role in liaising between both sides of the sector (both public and private). You will have proven experience in leading and influencing, with stakeholder engagement in your DNA. As you will have visibility across all workstreams, you are responsible for supporting workstream leads to secure and co-ordinate the necessary resources from both industry and government stakeholders.

This is a vital role in bringing together a number of initiatives through the management of multiple workstreams and with cross-sector stakeholders. If this opportunity sounds like the next challenge in your career, we welcome your application.

Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience in project management skills and delivery in a public policy/regulatory environment.
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, introduce and adopt new approaches to problem solving
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and manage high workloads to meet deadlines
  • Good understanding of the machinery of Government (essential)
  • Ability to identify and appropriately manage risk


Construction Sector Accord and the Transformation Plan

The Construction Sector Accord is a joint industry and government commitment to work together to achieve a high performing construction sector.

Launched in April 2019, the Accord outlines an agreed set of strategic goals, outcomes, principles and early initiatives to support lasting positive change. Since the launch of the Accord, the key focus has been industry leadership and engagement to develop the Construction Sector Transformation Plan. This Plan was launched in January 2020 and sets out 21 initiatives across six work streams that will create transformational change to deliver to the goals and vision of the Accord.

For more information please visit the Construction Sector Accord website


Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation, embrace diversity and inclusion and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our MBIE careers site process. 

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.

Please contact Lapulou at if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm Friday 6 March 2020