Principal Strategistat NZ Defence Force
NZ Defence Force
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
6d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

What you will do

You'll be responsible for the technical management and professional development of the Estate Planning component of the Estate Strategic Planning team and for the resulting programmes for NZDF property and estate planning and development.

You'll work with single Services and NZDF HQ to identify development opportunities and requirements to maintain the estate as a key enabler of military capability.

You will manage the planning for the continued transformation of the Defence Estate to meet the changing needs of capability requirements.

This will include providing input and responding to the Defence Estate Plan and the oversight of significant critical infrastructure programmes to meet the strategic outcomes envisaged in that plan.

What we need

An experienced people leader with a background in an engineering or property related field.

Your experience and knowledge of / with :

  • Key property, land and building related legislative requirements;
  • Project management principles and methods;
  • Leading complex infrastructure planning;
  • Public sector planning processes;
  • Setting and maintaining a high standard of quality assurance; and
  • Critical thinking and developing future concepts that lead to change.
  • You'll be an excellent communicator, both in written and verbal formats, who is at ease with presentations and presenting complex ideas.

    You'll build relationships to get buy-in and bring people on the journey with you, as well as having proven and successful negotiation and problem solving skills.

    You'll also require a full, clean & unrestricted Class 1 NZ Driver's Licence and the ability to travel within NZ as and when required.

    Who we are

    The NZDF estate and its infrastructure are critical enablers for the delivery of NZDF military capabilities and the support it provides to other government agencies and the community.

    The current estate is a complex network of approximately 81,000 hectares and 5000 buildings spread across nine camps and bases, two large land training areas and various regional locations.

    The purpose of Defence Estate and Infrastructure (DE&I) is to develop, maintain and manage land and infrastructure assets to support NZDF military capabilities and all of government outcomes.

    Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing 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.

    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 :

  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
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