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Principal Walking and Cycling Advisor - Team Lead


  • Lead the Team in the Walking and Cycling Program
  • Set the scene for capability development across the sector
  • Develop walking and cycling guidelines


About us

At 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 New Zealand. 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.

System Design and Delivery provides, improves and maintains an integrated land transport system to effectively enable transport services.  We focus on designing and delivering an integrated transport system - one that reflects the plans and priorities of the Transport Agency and its partners. 

With the new GPS, we have a significant funding increase for walking and cycling activity across the country over the next 10 years. 

The role

Lead a team to develop the forward programme of work in walking and cycling.  You will lead and mentor a team to work closely with Local Government as well as other stakeholders, integrating with the strategic planning team and aligning with State Highway projects.  You will lead the portfolio of work across the country, looking holistically to create broader accessibiity and integration with other modes of Transport.

As the subject matter expert, you will be the key contact in the Agency for walking and cycling, ensuring a business case approach and assisting in developing the capability of the sector.   In this role you will lead and support system design opportunities, focusing on regional economic development.  Through developing and nurturing partnership opportunities with a range of stakeholders you get to use your creativity to set the right direction and champion walking and cycling Nationally.

What you will bring

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Proven experience in developing and managing collaborative relationships
  • Experience working in a fast paced, project based environment
  • The ability to provide advice and support on accessibility and the awareness of a disability action plan
  • Experience working on complex projects involving multiple objectives and sources of information as well as diverse stakeholders
  • The ability to source and manage key information and produce meaningful information
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation, communication and advocacy skills
  • Qualifications in Project Management or equivalent experience
  • A relevant qualification in Transport Planning is desirable


If you are passionate about contributing to the Walking and Cycling programme, love to work with partners to create tangible outcomes then we would love to hear from you.


Applications close Sunday 24 June 2018

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.





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