Senior/Principal Transport Planner

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Transport Planning
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1364262
  • Job Title: Senior/Principal Transport Planner
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  • Summary:
  • Work on some of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in the country
  • Opportunity to focus on the plan and design of Public Transport
  • Wellington or Hamilton based


About us

At 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 New Zealand. 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 focus of the System Design and Delivery group is on designing and delivering an integrated transport system – one that reflects the plans and priorities of the Transport Agency and its partners.

The role

The purpose of the Principal Transport Planner role is to lead integrated transport planning initiatives through the phases of business case development; from confirming the strategic purpose and direction, through the benefits realisation process, to identifying a recommended programme of work and subsequent recommended multi-modal project options, including support of the consenting phases.

You’ll get the opportunity to lead, develop and promote sound solutions to transportation issues, with a national focus. Use your strong relationship management skills and build effective partner and stakeholder relationships across the sector to bring information together. You’ll be able to mentor and lead as well as demonstrate your critical eye for technical data.

What you will bring

To be successful in this role you will bring

  • In depth experience in a similar role with significant transport system design initiatives, including management and delivery of detailed business cases for major projects
  • Good understanding of the building blocks of an integrated transport system with demonstrated experience of joining the dots of strategy, systems planning, operations and technology
  • The ability to connect people and navigate legislative process and political drivers to deliver great outcomes for our customers
  • A working knowledge of the business case process to ensure this is effective and setting clear direction for the Agency and its partners
  • Experience working with partners and stakeholders to shape priorities
  • An awareness and understanding of the social and environmental impacts that can result from enhancing the transport system
  • The ability to model effective leadership, mentor other members of the team and help build a strong team environment
  • The ability to identify and design useful and enduring indicators and measures, as well as interpret outputs from transportation models
  • A good understanding of economic evaluation principles
  • Sound project management skills, including a high delivery focus and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply rigorous knowledge and methods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Specific experience in projects that demonstrate integration between the transport system and land use outcomes
  • Experience in planning and designing a transport system with a strong focus on Public Transport would be welcomed

We have 2 positions available that can be based in either Wellington or Hamilton and can be at either Senior or Principal level. Please advise what role and location you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications close Monday 12 November 2018

For a copy of the position description and to apply:

For further information call contact email

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.