Senior Project Manager - Oranga Tamariki
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Wellington - Wellington
6d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

Job Description

Senior Project Manager

Role : Senior Project Manager

Reports to : Project and Programme Manager - CPMO

Location : Wellington

Job type : 12 months fixed-term

Salary : $87,000 - $130,000

About the role

We have an incredible opportunity for an accomplished experienced Senior Project Manager to join our CPMO function.

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering and driving fundamental change in partnership with other colleagues. You will be responsible for providing high quality structure, advice and support to project-related personnel by managing the project planning and executing and implementing the project plan.

You will need to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to influence others and gain buy in to the project deliverables and desired outcomes.

Oranga Tamariki has an ambitious programme of change to manage.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Develop and manage an effective qualitative project support function to maximise strategic goals and outcomes ensuring that implemented project principles, models and methodology are robust and effective
  • Bring clarity, definition and structure to the project and its people
  • Plan and design the project and proactively monitor its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Have efficient and effective management of the work plan and resources
  • Support the projects governance groups
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the project
  • Participate as an active team member and contribute knowledge and expertise needed to achieve Oranga Tamariki's desired outcomes
  • Ensure that project documents are in place
  • Proven Senior / Mid level project management skills and experience
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning and delivering projects effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to see the 'big picture' and understand the strategic context of projects
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership
  • Proven experience in managing a range of outcomes focused business projects
  • Demonstrated ability to understand financial data and information, cost out all options and support recommendations with quantitative data
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Key requirements :

  • Minimum of ten years' professional experience, at least six of which as a senior project manager
  • Demonstrated people management experience in leading high performing teams in complex environments
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership demonstrated in co-ordinating and integrating projects. Demonstrated ability to see the 'big picture' and understand the strategic context of projects
  • Good knowledge of project management methods including MSP and PRINCE2
  • Effective leadership, verbal, written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project
  • About us

    Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children is a ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.

    We also work with young people who may have offended or are likely to offend. We believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

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