Government & Policy

Senior Design Analyst

Job Title: Senior Design Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
REF: 117962
Contact Details: Kirsty Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Senior Design Analyst

Full-time, permanent

Based in Wellington or Auckland

Competitive salary


Beyond Recruitment has partnered with MBIE/ The Construction Sector Accord in their search for a Senior Design Analyst. This is an important roles within the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Programme. The Senior Design Analyst The Senior Design Analyst 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.

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 Construction Sector Transformation Plan is a three-year action plan for change that is focused on addressing the challenges faced by the sector. 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.


Key responsibilities of the Senior Design Analyst 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 – Industry Policy 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.

  • Support the development of artefacts such as Beacons case studies and other materials/information as necessary across the Accord.


Knowledge and experience required for this role:

  • Comparable experience in one or more of the following: development of operational policy, operational policy functions, 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.

  • 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 take a visible role at the start of a highly visible transformation programme with impact across the public and private sectors. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in a confidential conversation about the role and team.

Please contact Kirsty Clarke –


Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and motivations to join this team. This role closes on Sunday 31st July at midnight.