Senior Network Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    11 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Asset Management
  • Location: Manawatu
  • Date Advertised: 26-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1457520A
  • Job Title: Senior Network Manager
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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 Transport Services Group plan, design, build, operate and maintain an integrated transport system which reflects our plans and priorities and to provide, improve and maintain the land transport system to effectively enable transport services.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

As Senior Network Manager you will lead the stewardship of the highway network for the Manawatu-Whanganui and Taranaki areas and maintain relationships with key stakeholders on behalf of NZTA. You will ensure the maintenance of all the assets and facilities across the highway system are managed effectively and that the access and use of the highway network is maintained.

As a member of the Network Management team you will work closely with Maintenance Contract Managers and be responsible for the delivery of our regional maintenance and operations programme for the Manawatu-Whanganui and Taranaki areas.

About you | Ko koe tēnei

You will draw on your broad set of skills and experience, be responsive to our customers’ needs whilst also taking a practical and pragmatic approach to manage suppliers. Sound organisational, asset management and negotiation skills accompanied with good decision making will be integral to your success. 

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Strong relationship management and collaboration skills
  • Technical and practical experience in Road Asset Management
  • Experience at dealing with complex and sensitive issues in a political environment
  • Experience working across central and local government
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of delivering best value solutions within a constrained budget
  • Experience in emergency response, Lifelines, resilience activities
  • Strong customer and stakeholder management skills
  • A Bachelor of Engineering or a relevant tertiary/trade qualification
  • NZ Driver’s Licence (or equivalent) is required

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a highly motivated team delivering great outcomes for our Manawatu-Whanganui and Taranaki highway customers, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close | Rā Katinga Thursday 23 April

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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.