Manager Assurance

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1508060
  • Job Title: Manager Assurance
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  • Summary:


  • Provide assurance to Transport Services that we are following required process and are continuously improving 
  • Utilise your thought leadership & experience in driving change, making a difference and    adding value 
  • Based in one of the four main centres – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch


Ko wai mātou | About us  


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. Waka Kotahi 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. 

Transport Services is an end-to-end business group that focuses on our transport system – from policy and planning, through design and delivery, to maintenance and operations. We have some of the most capable and motivated people in the industry providing a transport system that enhances the way New Zealanders live, travel work and connect.

Transport Services is changing, and a new operating model is being introduced to enable us to meet the growing demands on our transport system, better serve our regions and fully develop our multimodal transport capability. This new operating model has created over 50 exciting new opportunities nationwide to keep Aotearoa moving 


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity  

As the Manager Assurance, you will be reporting to the National Manager Programme and Standards.  You will give confidence to the Transport Services group and our investors that we are following our required processes to do the right things in the right way, and we are continuously improving. 

This is a brand new opportunity and a chance to use your strong collaboration, influencing and people leadership skills as you will be responsible for leading a team to develop and then implement a new way of working to deliver desired outcomes.  . 


Ko koe tēnei | About you

Your role will have the following specific key accountabilities:

  • Implementation of an agreed audit and review programme against Transport Services requirements
  • Implementation of a process that ensures Transport Services standards and guidelines are easy to use, up to date, relevant, nationally consistent and well embedded in the business
  • Synthesis of audits and reviews to identify themes, suggestions for continuous improvement and overseeing those improvements

You will need the folllowing skills and experience: 

  • Extensive experience in providing input into strategic issues
  • Proven experience working with external and internal parties managing effective relationships
  • Strong analytical thinking skills with experience in central or local Government
  • Proven influencing and collaboration skills internally and externally across other organisations
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Able to take on challenges and opportunities and progress to solutions
  • Previous experience in leading a team
  • Assurance and Quality related qualification and experience


Rā Katinga | Applications close 

16th February 2021


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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.