Principal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Regulation
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1363355
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Showcase your performance reporting expertise
  • Be a valued member of a small and committed team
  • Wellington or Palmerston North location


About us

At 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 New Zealand. 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.

In our Transport Access Delivery Group (TAD), our aim is to provide transport system surety through effective compliance processes, monitoring and management.

The role

As Principal Advisor in the Planning and Performance team, you will be an expert in providing valuable insights, analysis and advice to Regulatory teams.  You will lead and support them in their business planning, operational planning and performance, and accountability reporting. 

A crucial part of this role will be to maintain positive and constructive working relationships with not only TAD group managers but also other managers across the organisation, including the Senior Leadership team. So your credible communication skills will be the key to your success.

This role has lots of variety; you will lead the monthly performance reporting, carry out analysis, identify trends, deal with potential changes and provide feedback.  We are looking for someone with a proactive approach and collaborative working style, who enjoys using their initiative and can confidently front foot questions and queries.

What you will bring

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Significant experience with planning and reporting (business or financial) in strategic and operational areas is essential
  • Solid experience of working in a regulatory environment, ideally in an government organisation
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • Demonstrable experience in managing critical stakeholder relationships, including building trust and confidence
  • Proven risk management experience, in particular in the identification, mitigation and monitoring of risks
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge in Analytical and Systems thinking

This role can be based in Wellington or Palmerston North.

Applications close: 13 November 2018

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