Head of PMO
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, New Zealand
15d ago

Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organisation that’s making history every day? At the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), we’re working to achieve the vision of an environment protected, enhancing our way of life and the economy.

You will work with our expert teams from scientists to lawyers, communicators to cultural advisors to create a legacy that will last for decades, even centuries.

What we’re looking for

The Head of PMO is responsible for providing day to day management and oversight of projects to ensure the EPA’s road maps, including technology road map and programme of work (POW) is delivered in line with EPA’s project / programme management methodology, ensuring the desired business outcomes are achieved, and delivered to scope, budget and within agreed timeframes.

The role facilitates collaboration across the EPA to maximise opportunities to increase consistency, productivity and quality.

The incumbent will achieve this by providing advice to The Executive Leadership Team, and by using relevant members of EPA teams along with subject matter experts from within the EPA, other agencies and external suppliers.

Knowledge and experience required

We look forward to hearing from you if you have :

  • 5+ years Project Management experience as a Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager, with demonstrable abilities and a track record for successful delivery of business projects, preferably within a public sector environment
  • Experience as a Head of PMO or Management of a PMO (desirable)
  • Experience and / or qualification in the application of the Investment Logic Mapping
  • Proven experience in successfully leading and managing people
  • Demonstrated experience in contract negotiation and management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of machinery of government processes and systems (highly desirable)
  • Knowledge of various project methodologies such as Prince2, ILM, CPM, Lean etc.
  • Tertiary qualification in Business Project / Program Management or other related field
  • Project methodology certification e.g. Prince2 (desirable)
  • What we can offer you

    This is a permanent full time position based in our central city offices on Lambton Quay. No two days will be the same in this role, which will provide you the opportunity to prepare us for the future and shape the way we work here at the EPA.

    You’ll be joining a friendly and highly professional Group that supports our business to deliver key strategic projects, financial management, procurement, information technology, facilities and health and safety, and audit and risk.

    Each team is focused on enabling our people, processes, technology and organisation through delivery of a full work programme.

    The EPA values its employees, and takes pride in offering a great working environment, lots of professional development, and in supporting work-

    life balance. Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly Maori language lessons and regular workshops to develop staff understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Māori, as well as frequent talks from fascinating external speakers.

    We also have a variety of staff groups, from gardening to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff.

    In addition to these great benefits at work, we also offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard legislative requirements.

    Check out the careers section of our website for more information at epa.govt.nz

    Additional Information

    To view a copy of the position description, click apply to be directed to our careers portal.

    For additional information please contact Sarah Shepherd at sarah.shepherd epa.govt.nz

    Applying for the position

    Click Apply’ now to complete your application form, a covering letter, and provide a copy of your CV.

    Applications close at 5pm Friday 19 April 2019

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