Tauranga city is on a journey of growth and innovation as it moves into the future; a city with heart and soul; and a city of great spaces, places and environments. The long term plan will guide us to achieve this vision, and our people will be the driving force to make it happen.Tauranga Council (TCC) serves more than 145,000 residents. We’re expecting that to grow to 187,000 residents by 2050. That’s a lot more people needing us to deliver a high standard of infrastructure, services and investment. Being a growth council brings many challenges, but our Transport division is up for those challenges. TCC’s road maintenance and renewals contract is up for renewal this year. It’s a great opportunity to re-set and re-shape how we manage our roading network into the future. So we are looking for people who can bring their experience and ‘can-do’ attitude to be part of the team who shapes that up. The Transport Network Operations team has just been reorganised into a structure that is based on functional performance with best practice asset management at its heart. One of the exciting new roles created is the Team Leader: Contract and Network Management. Reporting to the Manager: Transport Network Operations this newly created role will be responsible for delivery positive outcomes in the Contract and Network management space through providing leadership and clear direction for the team. The role is central to ensuring the effective delivery of programmes and network functions to ensure an acceptable level of service and value for money. To be successful in the role, you will be / have the following:A proven track record excelling in a people leadership roleDemonstrated contract management experience working across a wide range of contract modelsRelevant experience operating within a Local Government environment from a network and contract management perspectiveStrong interpersonal, relationship, stakeholder, engagement and partnership skillsProven financial management, budget ownership and commercial acumenExceptional communication and presentation skillsThis is a career changing opportunity for an individual who is interested in role that will be both challenging and rewarding. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our community through contributing to the city’s improvement and development.If you would like to join a division that has a bright future ahead furthering your career in Network Operations whilst working to support Tauranga through this exciting period of growth, please review the detailed position description and apply online now. We look forward to hearing from you.Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks and pre-employment screening.