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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Ministry for Primary Industries

Closing Date : 25 Aug 2019

About the Role

Youwill be responsible for the delivery of the overall project management function within the  Fisheries New Zealand, supporting delivery of a portfolio of wide ranging and varied projects.

In this role you will be working closely with staff, at a range of levels, across Fisheries New Zealand to support the delivery of projects and embed a project management approach to the way Fisheries New Zealand delivers its work programmes. You will establish planning and monitoring processes and systems; identify risks, common issues across projects, synergies across projects, resource bottlenecks; and support project leads to build project management capability and manage post project reviews. The role is supported by a Project co-ordinator responsible for tracking, monitoring and reporting on projects.

Skills and Experience

This role requires a high degree of analytical and time management skills, adaptability, and an eye for detail to recognise and resolve risks and issues. You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or project/programme management qualification
  • Successful delivery of complex projects on time, within scope and to the desired quality, with inbuilt and effective monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Portfolio Management experience
  • Successful development of project staff by coaching and mentoring
  • Proven ability to manage relationships including with senior managers and diverse range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience working in central or local government in New Zealand
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills including proven ability to adapt quickly to meet audience needs
  • Ability to perform in high pressure situations and ambiguous work environments

About MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, value and visible leadership.

See the benefits of working at MPI

About the Branch

Established to enhance the focus on this valuable taonga, Fisheries New Zealand delivers regulatory functions to manage New Zealand's fisheries resource and marine environment, fisheries science and research, monitoring and verification, and aquaculture development.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

How to Apply

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Applications close 25 August 2019

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

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