Portfolio Lead

Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council’s purpose is to create an Auckland we can all be proud of. The Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) is part of the Group Services’ directorate whose vision is to ensure our customers love us for the difference we can make, and our people feel excited, proud and energised.

The EPMO is responsible for the Project Management Delivery Framework, Portfolio Management and Prioritisation, Benefits Framework, Portfolio Governance Framework, and Portfolio PPM tool. Its purpose is to support the organisation with portfolio, programme and project delivery, so we are doing the right things, and doing them right.  The EPMO sets the process, supports capability build, enables enterprise prioritisation, monitors project delivery, and undertakes reporting and benefit realisation.


Reporting into the Head of Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, the Portfolio Lead provides guidance across the organisation regarding investment delivery best practice and prioritisation. You will use a broad range of skills to ensure the successful application of P3M3, as well as supporting the delivery of quality project financial and reporting advice to the business. This role plays a key role in supporting enterprise leaders in the prioritisation of projects, change programmes and investment funding


He kōrero mōu: About you


You are an experienced portfolio or programme manager with a proven record of excellence in the design and delivery of P3 (portfolio, programme, project) management best practice frameworks. You will bring significant Business Analyst and/or Programme/Project Manager experience. You may have a tertiary or industry recognised qualification in a relevant field such as project management, or an agile certification, but demonstrated experience will be prized as highly as qualifications.


You’re politically astute with a flexible, adaptable, pragmatic approach; able to work collaboratively with stakeholders to build a partnership based on trust to influence outcomes and ensure successful project delivery. First-rate communication skills and highly effective presentation, documentation, and reporting skills are a must, as is the ability to lead and mentor your colleagues and team-mates. Finally, you have a highly developed ability to deal with ambiguity and are able to effectively manage competing priorities.


You will have a strong understanding of our Māori Responsiveness framework and Te Tiriti obligations in order to help drive the division’s Māori Responsiveness Plan and continue to build capability and confidence across the division. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
As part of a dynamic team with the remit to develop and deliver our strategy, this is your opportunity to make an impact. What we are trying to achieve is no mean feat, therefore we need people who enjoy a challenge, relish change and embrace ambiguity. If you feel you can contribute to this outcome through your experience, excitement, and ingenuity please take up our invitation to apply.
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Applications close 31st January 2023.  

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


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