Senior Asset Planner, National Lead, Operations Group, Whangarei

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Planning/Permissions
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 07-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/99311I1
  • Job Title: Senior Asset Planner, National Lead, Operations Group, Whangarei
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Looking to escape the cost, hassle and stress of living in the big city? Come and join the awesome team at DOC based in the subtropical Whangarei!


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Asset Planner, National Lead to join our new Asset Management Team. You will significantly contribute to the team’s vision of providing an efficient and integrated asset management system across the Departments visitor, heritage and biodiversity assets. This is an ideal role for a driven individual who can identify and act on opportunities for improvement in the Departments current asset management practices and overall understanding. 


Our preferred location for this position is Whangarei. However, we will consider negotiating the location for the right candidate. With the Bay of Islands only an easy 1 hours drive away, Whangarei is the gateway to northern New Zealand. No matter where you are in the district, you will never be further than 40km from the beautiful coast so there are plenty of water related activities on offer! Whangarei has a small yet attractive city with a variety of art galleries, museums, restaurants and cafes, bars, library and events to explore.


As a Senior Asset Planner, National Lead you will be responsible for:

  • Providing asset management advice to management and the national asset planner network
  • Coordinating national consistency in the application of asset management practices
  • Ensuring national consistency across the asset planner network in the areas of asset planning information and work planning/scheduling
  • Co-ordinating and consolidating information to meet reporting requirements and providing a national picture
  • Assisting in the preparation of asset management plans for various asset classes as and when required
  • Assisting in the preparation and update of Service Standards
  • Monitoring international developments in asset management planning to inform work and Departmental best practice
  • Ensuring physical works and professional service contracts reflect best practice performance measures
  • Identifying improvements required to processes and tools
  • Identifying asset planner training needs and work with the wider team to address the gaps
  • Working with the Asset Management team to improve Departmental asset management practice


To be successful in this position you will need to be a highly organised analytical thinker with exceptional attention to detail. You will be confident building relationships within your internal team and across all departmental groups.  You will be experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of asset management, particularly asset maintenance management and the systems used for work planning and scheduling.   Ideally you will have experience of defining asset maintenance and inspection requirements and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of their delivery.  You will be an exceptional communicator who is highly skilled across both written and verbal contexts. You must be a team player who enjoys working in a collaborative manner with a range of people across different initiatives. We are looking for someone who is particularly proactive and highly motivated to deliver on key business outcomes.


Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Steve Ilkovics at, quoting vacancy 400/99311.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 October 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.