Senior Safety Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Safety
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 10-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1424668D
  • Job Title: Senior Safety Engineer
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  • Summary:
  • Be recognised as a lead provider of expert traffic engineering advice
  • Manage safety funding, investment and programmes
  • Tauranga/Hamilton based


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 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.

As the Senior Safety Engineer, you will be part of the Transport Services business group. The Transport Services group aim to provide, improve and maintain the land transport system to effectively enable transport services. Our focus is to design and deliver an integrated transport system for all New Zealanders.


The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

You will be reporting into the Team Lead – Safety Engineers, you will bring your road safety or traffic engineering background to provide technical advice and support to the Transport Services group.  This is to ensure that traffic and safety policies, procedures and standards are robustly developed, analysed and implemented. You will use your strong communication and relationship management skills to work with key stakeholders externally to identify and prioritise safety measures and programmes.

You will have the opportunity to use your understanding of key data sources to assess outputs and make recommendations, as well as develop and monitor safety programmes of work. There is a travel element to the role, and the ability to work across the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Gisborne regions.

We would also consider someone at a more junior level for this role, so whether you have three years expereince or are at the top of your game and looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you. 


About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • A background and experience in road safety engineering and/or traffic engineering
  • Experience with programme management
  • An awareness and understanding of the Safe System approach
  • Knowledge and understanding of the applicability and effectiveness of potential safety improvements
  • Understanding of key data sources (CAS, RAMM, High speed data, KiwiRAP)
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • The ability to communicate the safety vision, including the safe system
  • The ability to influence and persuade others and bring them on the journey
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to generate a range of solutions and logically evaluate these


This role can be based in either Hamilton or Tauranga.


Applications close:

24th February 2020

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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.