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Senior Advisor Partnership Investments

  • Do you want to join an innovative and dynamic organisation?
  • Belong to an organisation that makes a difference to New Zealanders
  • Flexible on location

 About us:

At the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success will depend 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. Building the culture and capability to embrace that changing environment is critical to delivering our strategic commitment of "great journeys to keep New Zealand moving".

The System Design and Delivery (SDD) business group's aim is to provide, improve and maintain the land transport system to effectively enable transport services. Our focus is to design and deliver an integrated transport system for all New Zealanders.

The role

The purpose of this role is to assist the development and delivery of system-wide solutions through optimising investment in local government activities and programmes. This role will work closely with others to influence transport investment to ensure the achievement of desired transport outcomes for New Zealand.

As the Senior Advisor Partnership Investments, you will draw on your exceptional communication skills to provide assurance that investments are value for money and meet the Agency's strategic objectives. This is a great opportunity to own and support the transport investment assurance process, and to lead and drive good business practices. 

  • Monitor and report on the ongoing delivery of the Regional Land Transport Plan / National Land Transport Programme in the context of the business case approach
  • Develop pragmatic solutions on relevant strategic issues and complex challenges
  • Advise on and influence investment activities as the Business Case Approach expert
  • Provide knowledge leadership on a range of regional projects and regular programmes
  • Lead the implementation of activities that are designed to influence transport investment

What you will bring:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking ability
  • Experience in the evaluation of sector activities in government organisations to achieve value for money and national outcomes
  • Knowledge of local authority planning for transportation and investment decision making process
  • The ability to work strategically within a national contex

Applications close: April 28 2019

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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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