Team Lead Local Government Partnerships

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1508100
  • Job Title: Team Lead Local Government Partnerships
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  • Summary:
  • Build, enhance and maintain Waka Kotahi’s presence, performance and reputation in the region. 
  • Influence and advise on local government transport activities to deliver transport system-wide outcomes 
  • Auckland based opportunity (other locations will be considered) 


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. Waka Kotahi 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. 

Transport Services is an end-to-end business group that focuses on our transport system – from policy and planning, through design and delivery, to maintenance and operations. We have some of the most capable and motivated people in the industry providing a transport system that enhances the way New Zealanders live, travel work and connect. 

Transport Services is changing, and a new operating model is being introduced to enable us to meet the growing demands on our transport system, better serve our regions and fully develop our multimodal transport capability. This new operating model has created over 50 exciting new opportunities nationwide to keep Aotearoa moving. 


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity  

As the Team Lead, Local Government Partnerships, you will be responsible for building and leading a high performing team to assist in the development and delivery of system-wide solutions through optimising and monitoring the investment in local government activities and programmes. This role works closely with others to influence transport system investment to ensure the achievement of desired transport outcomes for New Zealand. 

As well as being accountable for the Waka Kotahi values and behaviours, your role has the following specific key accountabilities: 

  • Build and maintain professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and customers 
  • Provide meaningful and timely communication to the sector so that stakeholders understand their requirements in relation to the government transport sector objectives and their priorities 
  • Influence and advise on local government transport activities to deliver transport system-wide outcomes 
  • Provide knowledge leadership on a range of regional projects and regular programmes 
  • Contribute to strategic planning for investment activities within regions 
  • Provide support, assurance and investment assessment advice, for local government transport activities, including (but not limited to) public transport, local road improvement and walking and cycling and road safety programmes 
  • Support the team to monitor and report on the ongoing delivery of the Regional Land Transport Plan / National Land Transport Programme 


Ko koe tēnei | About you  

As well as your leadership attributes, you will need to bring your ‘know how’: 

  • Demonstrated people management experience in leading high performing teams 
  • Demonstrated experience in growing and developing team members 
  • A good understanding of Government policy and legislation as it relates to an integrated, sustainable, affordable, responsive and safe land transport system 
  • Understand the political and strategic context of strategies and the ability to deliver outcomes that enable economic development 
  • Knowledge of local authority planning for transportation and investment decision making process 
  • The ability to work strategically within a national context 
  • The ability to effectively bring together multiple perspectives 
  • Membership of an appropriate related professional organization is desirable 


 Rā Katinga | Applications close Tuesday 16th February 2021 

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.