Consulting Manager, Applied Design

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 12-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447073
  • Job Title: Consulting Manager, Applied Design
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  • Summary:
  • Build human-centred design capability within Enterprise Change
  • Lead a large, multi-disciplinary team
  • Identify new and emerging design techniques

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The Corporate Support Group underpins everything the Agency does They are an enabler, an advisor and the people who keep the Agency safe. Corporate Support includes Finance, Legal, Risk and Assurance, Research and Analytics, Procurement, and Enterprise Change. For the Agency to be successful, Corporate Support needs to deliver quality services efficiently.

The opportunity |
Te Whiwhinga mahi

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Change, the Consulting Manager, Applied Design is accountable for ensuring the NZ Transport Agency has a world-class design capability available so we can take a human-centred and whole-of-system approach to designing our solutions.

Not only will this team support individual initiatives, but it will also help the Agency to understand the macro ‘system’ view of what we do and who we do it for, working closely with our insights and performance team to develop rich data and insight about our business’s performance from an end user’s viewpoint.

This role leads a multi-disciplinary team, which incorporates multiple practices that will work closely together to offer an integrated design capability to the Agency. The four practices are Behavioural Psychology, Design, Business Analysis, and Innovation. You will actively engage with other innovation / agile design initiatives across the government sector, partnering to bring outside-in thinking to the Agency, identifying new and emerging techniques which can be brought back to enrich NZTAs practice.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • a proven strategic capability, thought leadership and whole-of-system thinking
  • extensive experience using a range of design and analysis disciplines in complex environments
  • extensive experience leading large design and analysis focused teams across complex programmes
  • experience building capability, creating meaningful pathways
  • the ability to deal effectively with ambiguity
  • experience managing stakeholders at a senior level

This role requires someone with the ability to influence and gain credibility with senior leaders to actively contribute across the Enterprise Change Leadership team. Someone who can lead by example and really grow the team to deliver fit for purpose, human-centred, design solutions.


Applications close | Rā Katinga Wednesday 19 February 2020

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.