Senior Advisor Regulatory Operations

Date:  13 Sep 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Are you a talented public sector ‘generalist’ looking for a role with variety?
•    Do you have excellent writing and relationship management skills?
•    Join a dynamic and interesting work environment
•    2 x permanent full-time opportunities, based in Wellington
•    Salary range $101,911 - $121,196 plus kiwisaver and wellbeing benefits


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


We are looking for two highly motivated individuals with a knack for problem solving and navigating multiple and diverse workstreams. You will have excellent relationship management and communication skills, the ability to identify and mitigate risks, as well as a willingness to learn from and alongside our expert technical staff.
As a Senior Advisor you will translate between policy and operations teams, drive business process improvement, support the preparation of high-quality briefings and recommendations, and lead the delivery of reporting, Ministerial servicing, and information requests.


About the - Regulatory Operations Team


The Senior Advisors will report to the Manager of the Regulatory Operations Team. Together, we use our expert public service knowledge to support technical staff across the Petroleum and Minerals teams. We bring a complimentary skillset to ensure that the work of New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals is well-rounded and aligns with good regulatory stewardship. 

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals manages the Crown Minerals Estate. We regulate the extractives industry in New Zealand, and provide advice to other teams in the Energy and Resource Markets group. 


Our Branch - Energy and Resource Markets Group


The Energy and Resource Markets group provides policy and regulatory advice on energy markets, strategic advice, operational regulation, compliance services and external sector leadership to ensure that New Zealand’s oil, gas, mineral and coal resources are effectively managed.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

•    Demonstrated general problem identification and solution skills and ability to develop robust solutions that are viable for government, technically possible and desirable for users and the community
•    Knowledge of machinery of government, including processes relating to financial and budgetary requirements, reporting, legislation, and regulatory change
•    Familiar with systems thinking and regulatory stewardship concepts
•    Experience in one or more of the following: development of policy, interpretation and application of legislation, providing advice for statutory decision makers, and business process improvement
•    Knowledge of regulatory management best practice and regulatory stewardship concepts
•    Experience in the interpretation of legislation its application to regulation.


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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Marie Manley at quoting ref MBIE/13548 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Thursday 05 October 2023.