Principal Advisor Vehicle Strategy

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    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: Safety
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447238
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Vehicle Strategy
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  • Summary:
  • Help create a safe and sustainable transport system
  • Set the direction for ambitious vehicle safety and environmental programmes
  • Opportunity to influence thinking and make your mark
  • Based in Wellington

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depend on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa New Zealand. 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 the future.

The Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) Group exists to improve the safety and environmental performance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s land transport system. The SH&E Group leads the development of system solutions and interventions to improve road safety, workplace health and safety and transport related environmental outcomes.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

As Principal Advisor Vehicle Strategy, you will provide robust strategic advice and analysis, project leadership and proactive support to the SH&E Group Leadership Team.  You will focus on ambitious vehicle strategies and policies to ensure Aotearoa New Zealand’s transport system is safe, as well as free of environmental and public health harms.

This role will give you the opportunity to shape the direction of new approaches to improving the safety and environmental performance of the heavy and light vehicle fleets in Aotearoa New Zealand.  A key part of this role will be to lead and oversee our existing safe vehicles programme.

We are looking for a passionate self-starter who has an agile and strategic mind. This role involves high levels of stakeholder collaboration, so you will enjoy using your exceptional communication and relationship management skills to articulate your ideas and take others along the journey.

We can offer you variety, a collaborative and collegial environment where people matter and the opportunity to join a close knit, passionate and high performing team.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Experience providing strategic advice in highly ambiguous and complex environments
  • Proven experience of applying strategy and delivering results
  • High degree of political awareness and ability to manoeuvre through complex situations
  • Articulate and persuasive writing and presentation skills
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders effectively
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is essential
  • An understanding of the transport system and motor vehicle industry would be advantageous, along with a knowledge of strategic safety and environmental interventions to reduce vehicle related harms.

Applications close | Rā Katinga: Tuesday 18 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.