Principal Transition Advisor

Date:  11 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Lead planning, assessing, and preparing for the transition of new and modified systems into the ICT environment
  • Work closely with Project Managers to plan and prepare solutions for operational readiness sign off
  • Permanent roles based in Wellington CBD
  • Salary around $129K


The MBIE ICT Service Design & Readiness team requires an enthusiastic, highly analytical and committed Principal Transition Advisor. We are a small high performing team within - Digital Operations, Digital, Data & Insights Group - and we deliver the following key functions, ICT service design assistance (service support), project to business-as-usual transition facilitation and operational readiness reviews for new or modified services.

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


This role are for experienced Principal Transition Advisors, who can forge key relationships with a diversity of stakeholders.  Reporting to the Manager Service Design & Readiness this position is responsible for planning, assessing, and preparing for the transition of new and modified systems into the MBIE ICT production environment.


The role will work closely with project managers to plan and prepare solutions for operational readiness sign off. It will then facilitate the transition of the deliverables into production. 


This is a fast-paced, dynamic, and interesting environment, with a view across many project initiatives.  If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.  Please provide a cover letter that describes your experience/skills applicable to this role and detail what you consider are key transition risks.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required


 To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • In depth knowledge and 5+ years’ experience in ICT operations and/or ICT project management, service delivery management including outsourced environments; ITMS; Cloud Services
  • An analytical thinker who can make connections between various aspects of the organisation and the implications or potential risks for the Digital, Data & Insights Group and the customer
  • Experience in developing and implementing ongoing service support models across multiple organisations including vendors and varying technology
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining working relationships, networks, and partnerships with key stakeholders in other government agencies/organisations
  • Experience in applying Agile development and Project Management methodology
  • Proven transition experience and the development of complex processes
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and develop trust and credibility with managers, staff, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Understanding of ICT functions, environments, business practice and systems
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written particularly business writing and reporting
  • In depth service management knowledge
  • Understanding of government operating and decision-making procedures


  • Tertiary qualification in a business or technology related discipline or equivalent experience
  • ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle preferred
  • Project Management certification
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand

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 Matt Guy at quoting ref MBIE/11042 if you have any further questions.

You must provide a cover letter that describes your experience/skills applicable to this role and detail what you consider are key transition risks.


Applications close on 9th of June 2023.