Senior Manager Road Safety

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Safety
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1427217
  • Job Title: Senior Manager Road Safety
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  • Summary:
  • Drive an increased understanding of the Governments road safety strategy Road to Zero
  • Be our front face on road safety
  • Based in Wellington or Auckland

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 New Zealand Transport Agency’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 Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) Group exists to radically improve road safety, workplace health and safety and the environmental performance of the New Zealand land transport system.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Reporting to the General Manager, Safety, Health and Environment, as our Senior Manager Road Safety role you will be responsible for being the thought leader for Road Safety in New Zealand driving the understanding and implementation of the Safe System approach and establish a clear strategic direction for our road safety function. You will influence and drive initiatives, research and consult with world leaders in this space, keeping the Agency well ahead of emerging and current methods for reducing NZ DSI’s (Death and Serious Injuries) on our road network.

In this role you will be our front face on road safety and you will be the person that is recognised as the subject matter expert and thought leader for this area. In addition, you will be our key ministerial and Board liaison for road safety.

We are a diverse team so it is essential that you are a people-centric person with sound interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong rapport and positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Your experience in leading a team and influencing and negotiating with senior and executive level stakeholders is essential. You will need to bring a focus on collaboration, customer focus and well-honed curiosity to the Agency.

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Strong leadership experience in workplace safety principles, ideally in a transport or government environment
  • Experience in working across diverse industries
  • Proven track record for people care results
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven outcomes in driving cultural change
  • A growth mindset and collaborative working style
  • A strong customer-focus
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Tertiary Health and Safety qualification (minimum IOSH) Diploma preferably at a post-graduate level

This is a challenging, exciting and rewarding role. We are offering a competitive salary, a driven and committed team and an excellent working environment that provides flexible employment practices. If you have a strong desire to work with an organisation where you can make a real difference within an ethos of collaboration and partnership then we would love to hear from you.

Applications close | Rā Katinga Tuesday 19 November 2019

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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.