Workstream Lead

Date:  24 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Lead, engage and contribute to projects and systems change initiatives 
  • Work in a complex and dynamic ICT environment, with an exciting, fast-paced pipeline of work
  • Permanent, full-time role based in Wellington CBD 
  • Salary range: $129,612 - $157,667 depending on skills and experience

MBIE is on a journey of change.  We have aligned our digital, data and technology functions so that our MBIE whānau can support our future success as a digitally enabled and empowered by data organisation. 

We want you to be part of this significant transformation, bringing your skills, experience and commitment to the job you do. 

Working at MBIE really means making a difference for Aotearoa. We care about our team, and we work collectively to grow New Zealand for all. 


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


Reporting to the Manager of INZ systems within the Partnerships & Programmes, Services Transformation Team, the Workstream Lead will be accountable for effective management of the technology stream of allocated projects and other systems change initiatives, and delivery of these within agreed timeframes, budget and quality measures.


You will be responsible for ensuring quality and consistency of advice and practices in relation to their contribution to the team’s work, including any Project Managers working within your team.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Senior Project Manager with experience in the delivery of ICT projects.

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


  • Experience in and understanding of ICT methodologies and tools that underpin the delivery of an ICT programme of work
  • Knowledge and experience in working with project management tools/methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology in achieving work outcomes
  • Previous experience leading project delivery teams where there is no formal reporting line
  • Experience and skill in leading, motivating, and mentoring others to deliver technology projects, of diverse complexity and scale
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to act as a trusted advisor to a diverse stakeholder base
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills across all levels of an organisation;
  • Demonstrate strong ownership, have exemplary quality standards and a keen interest in navigating problems to find solutions and drive continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrates strong judgement and has confidence in making decisions in a complex environment
  • Experience running simultaneous programs of work in a central government setting
  • You 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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Roxana Anderson at quoting ref MBIE/10974 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 7th June 2023