Project Coordinator

Date:  16-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Actively support an exciting cross-government programme to drive the transformation of key industries and build New Zealand’s economy for the future
  • Join a dynamic and collaborative team at the interface of government and industry
  • Apply your coordination and organisational skills to support delivery of the Industry Transformation Plans.
  • Salary Range: $64,079 to $73,364  plus kiwisaver & wellness benefit
  • Fixed term Wellington opportunity until June 2023

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic project coordinator to join our team and support the delivery of our Industry Transformation Plans. 

The Project Coordinator is a core role within the newly established EDT Policy Projects team. You will be responsible for organising, monitoring, reporting, and overall supporting the progress of the Industry Transformation Plans, working alongside skilled project managers and with the ITP Programme Manager.  

Industry Transformation Plans are developed and delivered in partnership with government, industry (workers and business) and Māori to transform key sectors of the New Zealand economy, contributing to a high productivity, high wage, low emissions economy. These Plans bring together all relevant parties around an industry to agree a long-term vision for the industry and to identify and deliver actions that can be taken to realise this vision. There are eight Industry Transformation Plans in progress. You can find out more about the programme here.




  • Support an impactful programme across government and industry, supporting coordination, monitoring and reporting.     
  • Connect with our key partners including business, unions and iwi/Māori to maintain the partnerships and relationships that are foundational to the Industry Transformation Plans.
  • Learn within a great team and work closely with experience project professionals in a fun and dynamic policy environment.


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience working on delivery programmes and projects utilising fit for purpose programme and project management approaches and tools
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise effectively across multiple work-streams in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Experience in administration and coordination, including:
    • developing systems and tracking processes across various teams, including the creation and maintenance of work programme documents
    • reporting information and progress on projects that meets the needs of the audience
    • creating and monitoring contracts
    • recording meeting minutes and ensuring outcomes are acted on
    • arranging meetings, teleconferences, conferences and events
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • A proactive attitude with a high level of initiative
  • Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others
  • The ability to quickly establish and build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including experienced senior leaders, business owners, union representatives, Iwi/Māori and government agencies
  • The ability to quickly analyse problems to identify issues, options and solutions
  • Public sector experience is beneficial, but not essential

About the Team

The EDT Policy Projects team is a newly established team with a focus on driving successful implementation and delivery of key policy projects across the EDT Branch. We work closely with the Industry Policy Team in the development and delivery of Industry Transformation Plans, working to drive transformation in key sectors towards a high wage, low emissions future.

We are part of the Economic Development and Transitions Branch, which is responsible for providing policy advice on issues relating to the growth and development of our firms, sectors and regions. We work hard on interesting topics and with a diverse range of stakeholders. We work collaboratively and harness the knowledge and ideas of others with different perspectives and experiences. We celebrate our successes, support each other on the challenges, and importantly, we enjoy what we do.

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Monica Chow at quoting ref MBIE/8120 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 2nd Oct 2022