Advisers – Programme Assurance & Commercial

Ministry of Transport Te Manatū Waka

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

** x1 Permanent and x1 Fixed term until June 2022**

Are you looking to join a newly established team which will allow you to make a significant and tangible difference for New Zealand? If you are a high-performing Adviser interested in a change, we want to hear from you!

The Ministry of Transport is seeking two skilled Advisers to join our newly established Programme Assurance and Commercial team (one permanent and one on a fixed term basis) With billions of dollars being invested by the Government in the transport network each year, our Programme Assurance and Commercial team is playing an essential role in ensuring investments are designed, procured and delivered in a way that maximise transport outcomes for kiwis.

We are interested in hearing from people who are eager to develop their skills and experience, while also supporting the performance of their team and the Ministry. This is an opportunity to develop your career in a supportive and forward-thinking environment.

The Role

The team has been created with both a current and future focus. As one of the Advisers you will provide high quality advice to Ministers that offers strategic insights on the assurance and commercial activities across major projects and programmes. You will have responsibility for contributing to the team and Ministry planning process, and the development of strategies and work programmes to enhance overall effectiveness.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to and provide advice on the delivery of Ministry wide responsibilities for governance and programme performance within the sector
  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to inform the commercial and assurance advisory function
  • Supporting the development of commercial and assurance advice, frameworks, policies and tools for internal and external stakeholders

About you

In this exciting role, you will bring an ability to see the big picture, with analytical skills that enable you to effectively advise Ministers, Chief Executives and senior decision makers. Your innovative thinking and critical analysis skills will help support and drive the performance of the team, as well as the Ministry.

You will need strong written and verbal communication skills to develop high quality and concise advice for Ministers. Potential candidates may have experience in programme assurance, commercial matters, policy, or investment/funding disciplines. Experience in or understanding of economic and financial analysis, assessing agency performance, and the public sector are all valuable for this role. 

What we offer

This Adviser role offers a significant opportunity to grow and progress you career, developing your skills and experience while working on high profile and challenging issues.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a work culture that is inclusive, collaborative, bold and invested. Our waterfront offices further enhances the Ministry’s working environment. We are flexible by default and can offer work arrangements which embrace a healthy work/life balance.

The salary band for this role is $60,000 - $90,000 per annum, depending on role level and experience, this will be assessed during interview stage.

Interested in discovering more? Please download the attached position description OR for specific queries or a confidential discussion about the role with Fleur D’Souza, Manager Programme Assurance & Commercial on +64275555944.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the transport system.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role at the Ministry of Transport.

Please submit your application online including a cover letter and CV by Sunday 17th October 2021.



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