Senior Statistical Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Category: Analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1509956
  • Job Title: Senior Statistical Analyst
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  • Summary:


  • Provide high-quality data extraction, well researched and reasoned data and analysis
  • Enjoy a supportive team who love to learn
  • 2 vacancies available 
  • Wellington location   

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Working closely with your team and other analytics teams across the Agency, your primary focus will be to access, extract, validate and analyse large and complex sets of data. You will then create quality information to support and inform understanding and decision making across the land transport sector.

What this role can offer:

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment  
  • Opportunity to use your highly developed analytical skills or to develop and grow into the role of senior data analyst and find new ways to add value to the land transport sector
  • Chance to share your ideas and learn from others
  • Lots of variety; you will be kept busy writing code, creating visualisations and providing analytical advice

Ko wai tēnei  | About you

We are ideally looking for an experienced and adaptable data analyst, however, we would also be open to considering Graduate candidates who are keen to develop and willing to learn.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Solid experience in an advanced analytics environment
  • Experience with the production, communication or interpretation of official statistics
  • Proven experience using large and complex data sets and linking data from a number of sourcesSQL experience is required
  • R programming is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Official Information and Privacy Acts preferred


Ko wai mātou | About us

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 Corporate Support Group underpins everything the Agency does.  They are an enabler, an advisor and the people who keep the Agency safe. Corporate Support includes Finance, Legal, Risk and Assurance, Research and Analytics, Procurement, and Enterprise Change. For the Agency to be successful, Corporate Support needs to deliver quality services efficiently.

As well as stimulating work, we offer a range of benefits including ongoing professional development, the opportunity to work flexibly (within our operational requirements), 4 weeks annual leave, subsidised health insurance, and an active social club.   For more information check out :


Rā Katinga | Applications close: 16 February 2021

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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.

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