Work Planning Specialist

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    1 day ago
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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1479511B
  • Job Title: Work Planning Specialist
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  • Summary:
  • Bring your top-notch planning and coordination skills
  • Work in a collaborative and fast paced environment
  • Wellington location

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 :

Te Whiwhinga mahi  | The opportunity

As our Work Planning Specialist, you will manage the planning and coordination of work programmes in the Research and Analytics teams and ensure compliance with statutory legislation in relation to official correspondence and internal reporting requirements.

Your responsibilities will include planning and coordinating as well as influencing others to ensure the prioritisation and allocation of the team’s deliverables. Your interpersonal savvy and relationship management of a range of stakeholders will be the key to your success.

Your work programme will be busy and varied. You will interpret and provide advice on responses to Ministerial correspondence, Parliamentary requests, Official Information Act requests as well as other requests from a wide range of internal and external audiences.  Another important part of this role is to clearly translate lessons learned into business improvements for the future.


We are looking for a collaborative and experienced work planning specialist who is flexible and agile in approach and enjoys problem solving.

 Ko koe tēnei  | About you 

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Proven experience in and a good understanding of the OIA and Privacy Act
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced, operational delivery environment
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of the machinery of NZ government
  • Outcomes focused with a proven track record in achieving results
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight timeframes
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and networking skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and confidently with precise attention to detail
  • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite and workflow management tools (Jira or other)


Rā Katinga Applications close : 3 November 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.

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