Senior Project Manager

Listed 19 days Ago
Port Otago
Transportation and Logistics

Port Otago Group’s business comprises a regional container terminal, bulk port activities, cruise and property investment and development. We service South Canterbury, Otago, and Southland, working with customers to streamline their supply chains. Our culture is hands-on, safety focused and encourages continuous improvement.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Project Manager to come and join our IT Team, based at our Head Office in beautiful Port Chalmers. You will report directly through to our Head of Digital and you will play a pivotal role in enabling change and improvements to the business to achieve our strategic goals, as well as being a key player in our technology transformation. 

So, what will I be doing?

You will be responsible for leading the transformation of Port Otago’s IT Infrastructure and Applications suite, helping us deliver some exciting strategic projects; New Network, Security, Application Upgrades (and Application Exits), Sharepoint Online and drive our Cloud Transformation. 

You will be required to manage the delivery of all aspects of these projects, working closely with vendors, and using industry-standard practices and methods to ensure key project elements of scope, cost, time, and quality are effectively managed across the agreed deliverables. You will be confident managing projects from initiation through to go live. 

You will thrive on ‘getting things done’ carefully balancing good process with progress and working closely with business stakeholders to ensure their requirements are being met, and that risks and issues are being effectively managed.

Above all, you will take ownership of project outcomes, ensuring that each project is delivered successfully by being flexible with your approach, listening to stakeholders, and problem solving as you go – above all, working collaboratively across the business and internally to deliver quality project outcomes. 

Key to your success will be:

  • Proven experience delivering technical and non-technical IT projects at a senior level
  • Proven experience developing project implementation plans, ensuring project deliverables, acceptance criteria, and milestones are met. 
  • Proven experience leading and delivering IT projects within scope, on time and within the agreed budget.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions.
  • Experience in working in both Waterfall and Agile projects with PMI or Prince2 certifications desirable.
  • Skilled in managing business change

You will bring with you the following attributes:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to positively engage with people across all levels
  • Ability to influence, and work closely with stakeholders to determine acceptable solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and demonstrate flexibility and commitment to getting the job done.
  • Skilled in managing business change, and ideally some business analysis experience.
  • Taking the initiative, being pro-active in your approach, and having a delivery focus.

What’s in it for you? 

You’ll get to work alongside an awesome team who are driven to achieve great results. In return for your hard work, we offer a competitive remuneration package, support for your ongoing development and we have an established culture of investing in strong performers. You will also be entitled to comprehensive health insurance cover for you, your partner, and dependent children. 

Contribution towards relocation costs to Dunedin are also on offer for the successful candidate.

Heads up: 

Full Ministry of Justice Checks and ACC records will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. Port Otago also conducts random drug and alcohol tests on an on-going basis. Port Otago also has a Covid-19 policy in place which requires all of our employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

How to apply? 

Apply online via our Port Otago Careers website to ensure our Port Otago Application Form is completed. Applications close 15 August 2022. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as a possible as we will be reviewing applications as they come in, and the close date may change.