Senior Operations Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Category: Analysis
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 06-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447630
  • Job Title: Senior Operations Analyst
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  • Summary:


  • Provide quality assurance and systems analysis advice
  • Bring your view of business  and financial systems, metrics and reporting
  • Based in any of the main Waka Kotahi office


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.

This is an exciting time for the Regulatory Services group as we set ourselves up for future success delivering end-to-end regulatory services that are sharply focused on outcomes and delivering our regulatory purpose and objectives.  We have a rare opportunity to drive positive change that will make a difference to the way we work and the outcomes we can deliver for the public. Safety is a top priority for the Transport Agency and we, as the Regulatory Services group, aim to improve safety and reduce the risk of harm by being a firm and fair regulator ensuring compliance – it is the essence of why we do what we do.  For more information, please visit


The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The purpose of this role is to support the Safer Commercial Transport management and wider teams.  This will be achieved by bringing a strong view of the importance of quality systems in business, developing and implementing those systems.  The focus will be on delivering information and analytical insights through business reporting, strategic and tactical analytical advice in relation to our work programme, financial analysis and forecasting.  The work you will do will have a wide context aligned with the regulatory work programme. 

As a high energy go getter, you will enjoy being at the centre of activity as you play a critical part in ensuring “business health” for the Safer Commercial Transport regulatory function. You will love working within a fast paced, agile and dynamic work environment, where innovation and calculated risk taking is highly valued, along with the ability to get stuff done.

Excellent verbal and written communication is essential, along with strong organisation skills. Previous programme coordination experience in a complex organisation would set you ahead of the pack


About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience working in reporting and analytical roles
  • Experience in information reporting, especially performance related reporting, preferably in an area supporting other teams in making strategic, management and operational decisions
  • Experience with and exposure to Business Intelligence analytics
  • Strong analytical and quality system thinking
  • Skilled at report writing and interpreting data
  • Strong ability to identify and interpret risk and use information to provide evidence for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge and understanding of programme management and coordination, processes, disciplines and governance procedures
  • An ability to understand legislation and its impact on the work of a regulatory orgnisations, for example the Privacy Act, Official Information Act, Coroner’s Act, Railways Act
  • Proven ability in relationship management, influencing and facilitation


  •  Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience


Applications close | Rā Katinga : Sunday, 25 Oct 2020


Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time

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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.