Programme Coordinator

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Civil Aviation Authority
Government - Local/Federal

About us The Authority is a Crown entity, responsible for the safety and security of New Zealand’s civil aviation system. There are two parts to our business - the regulatory arm (Civil Aviation Authority), which is responsible for the safety oversight of the New Zealand civil aviation system, and the security arm (Aviation Security Service), which provides aviation security services at airports across New Zealand. We have a strong commitment to achieve Safer Skies and have a unique opportunity for you to help accomplish this.

About the role

This is a fixed term contract (finishing 30 June 2021) to act as the Programme Coordinator for the New Southern Sky (NSS) programme. The role sits within the NSS Programme Management Office supporting the Director NSS.

The role has the following focus areas:

  • Benefits identification, management and realisation tracking at the national level.
  • Programme management, risk and issue management, monitoring and reporting supporting Director NSS. 
  • Contract management under the AoG Services panel and the delivery of projects/studies from time to time.

A day in the life of the NSS Programme Coordinator will invariably be focused on helping to deliver an element of the modernisation of the New Zealand aviation system. However, there are several tasks that feature prominently. On any given day, you may be meeting with stakeholders (internal and external) to share information, establish AoG contracts for service delivery, promote changes, or discuss issues that need to be addressed.

You will be required to manage the NSS Programme risk and issues register, lead the PCT and report monthly into the NSS Programme Management Group and NSS Governance Group as required. This is where the blend of benefits and programme management skills, aviation experience and risk management skills are important.

You will be reviewing reports provided by both internal and external stakeholders. You will also be tracking project deliverables against timelines and identifying, and managing interdependent activities, risks and issues, all the while ensuring that stakeholders remain up to date with programme delivery.

This may include briefing stakeholders in semi-formal settings such as NSS Working Group meetings. The stakeholders range from other CAA units to airlines, recreational fliers, airports, other government departments, the NZDF, air traffic control (Airways), procedural designers (Aeropath), flight training organisations and helicopter emergency medical services. 

What we’re looking for someone who wants to build on their existing project and programme management skills in a safety focused and technically aware environment that will constantly challenge you. The successful candidate must have the ability to commence work in NZ without delay.

To be successful in this role you will have knowledge and experience in:

  • Project and programme management qualifications (preferably PRINCE 2 and/or MSP)
  • Benefits management and realisation
  • Risk management
  • All of Government Contract management
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders regarding technical and/or complex projects
  • Understanding of New Zealand and international aviation regulatory frameworks

It would be helpful to have:

  • Aviation experience and risk management skills
  • Aviation technical knowledge including Performance Based Navigation
  • Experience of working with large and/or complex programmes

Culture & benefits

The Civil Aviation Authority is located in modern offices opposite the Wellington Railway Station. Our employees enjoy benefits including 4% (gross) KiwiSaver employee contributions and discounted health insurance premiums. 

Our staff are passionate about aviation safety and security and have a commitment to ‘doing the right thing’.

To apply

If this sounds like your next challenge and you have the relevant skills and experience then please take a look at the position description here. If you wish to apply, please click on the APPLY button below ensuring you include both your CV and Covering letter. 

The Authority embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. 

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