Team Lead

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1424873
  • Job Title: Team Lead
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  • Summary:


  • Lead national transport initiatives
  • Provide sound people leadership for System Design across Christchurch and Queenstown
  • Effectively identify opportunities for improvement and provide a supportive environment


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

The Team Lead will lead national 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 works and subsequent recommended project option, including support of the consenting phases. This role also includes direct people leadership of the across the South Island for the Target Growth Portfolio operating in Christchurch and Queenstown.

This role requires a strong people leader who can mentor and manage internal teams and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Having a natural ability to build strong relationships across the entire Transport Agency and with external partners, you will excel at identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in order to deliver improved value to our customers and stakeholders. 


About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Significant practical experience in multi-modal transport systems
  • Knowledge of NZ Transport Agency’s business systems, plans and expectations.
  • Experience managing teams and delivering effective programmes and project management
  • The ability to effectively bring together multiple perspectives and interpret technical information for a wide range of audiences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to deliver pragmatic solutions in a timely manner to customers
  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline, or relevant experience is advantageous
  • A current and valid New Zealand driver’s license (or equivalent)
  • Membership of an appropriate related professional organization is desirable

Our preference would be to have the Team Lead based in Christchurch however we are flexible and open to considering candidates based in other locations in New Zealand.


Applications close | Rā Katinga

Tuesday 26th November 2019

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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.