Senior Designer Analyst

Date:  17-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Exciting opportunity in the transformation of NZ’s construction sector
•    Support a large programme of work within the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Programme
•    Salary appointing range: $101,940 - $132,417 plus KiwiSaver and wellness benefits.
•    Auckland or Wellington based with flexible workplace options

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About the role:


The Construction Sector Accord is on the search for a Senior Design Analyst. This is an important role within the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Programme. The Senior Design Analyst will work within the design and delivery team and work alongside Senior Advisors as part of a high functioning team with complementary skills. The role will provide service design services for potential and new Accord initiatives and in addition will develop policy, guidance, training and other interventions to make our work across the system more impactful. 

We’d love to hear from you if you bring Senior Design Analyst level experience in one or more of the following: development of operational policy, design thinking, systems thinking, service design, project leadership, project management, implementation or advisory work.

The Construction Sector Accord (CSA) is a joint commitment from government and industry to work together to create a high performing construction sector in New Zealand. The CSA Transformation Team is “hosted” by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). This team will ensure the success of the current iteration of the Transformation Plan, build on momentum of the work done to date, and develop the plan to be fit for purpose moving forward. You can learn more about the CSA here:

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Skills and experience required:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Investigate the initial feasibility of Accord initiatives and projects by undertaking research, consultation and workshops with key stakeholders.
  • Develop initial and final project scoping documents and plans (including potential measures of success and KPIs) to support the delivery of initiatives or projects.
  • Run workshops with stakeholders representing different roles and perspectives across the construction sector to pressure test possible solutions and involve the industry in a ‘co-design’ process.
  • Support the development of policy, guidance or other knowledge/information tools to support change initiatives/interventions for the sector.
  • Develop guidance to support the sector to implement government policies within their construction projects.
  • Work with the Senior Strategy Advisor to implement the overall framework of operational policy, guidance and capability development tools to ensure ease-of-use for the sector and the greatest possible impact from our interventions.


Knowledge and experience required for this role:

  • Comparable experience in one or more of the following: development of operational policy, design thinking, systems thinking, service design, project leadership, project management, implementation or advisory work.    
  • Knowledge of the workings of the construction industry are advantageous but not essential.
  • Knowledge of public sector requirements and processes, regulatory frameworks and levers and an understanding of the machinery of government would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated problem identification and solution development skills and an ability to develop robust solutions that are viable for government, technically possible and desirable for users and the community. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective service delivery models and principles including technical expertise with tools and software, requirements gathering and documentation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: demonstrated competence in effectively communicating complex ideas both orally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and mentoring to other team members.
  • Experience in project planning or management processes to lead and manage projects effectively.
  • Is able to apply an outward-looking approach when building relationships to understand different stakeholders’ perspectives and able to reflect and balance these when giving advice.
  • Excellent self-management skills. 
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


This is a great opportunity to join the team and be part of a highly visible transformation programme with impact across the public and private sectors. As one of New Zealand’s largest government agencies, the work MBIE does impacts the lives of all New Zealanders. We offer competitive salaries and there are opportunities for career development and work-life balance. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in a confidential conversation about the role and team. 

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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.

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How to apply:


Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our on-line process. Email Rachel Wilson at quoting ref MBIE/5794 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 30 January 2023.