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Executive Advisor

  • Become a key member of our Safety, Health and Environment leadership team
  • Provide trusted support and advice at a senior executive level
  • Bring your strategic foresight and contribute to future outcomes 

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.

The Safety, Health and Environment group ensures that Workplace Health and Safety becomes a cornerstone of our culture and performance at both a leadership and a sector level. The Group also leads the development of system solutions and interventions that consistently deliver positive improvements in land transport safety and environmental performance.

The role

The purpose of the Executive Advisor role is to provide quality, trusted advice and support to the General Manager, Safety, Health and Environment.

You will be instrumental in contributing to the development, planning and delivery of the group's work programme and will work alongside a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be involved in some really interesting and varied work streams. The key to your success will be in your ability to juggle deadlines, navigate complex situations and create quality documentation. You will have a flair for analysis and presentation of complex issues.  

What you will bring

We are looking for a trusted advisor who has strong communication and collaboration skills as well as an ability to connect, manage and influence stakeholders. You will be personable, strategic and bring your big picture thinking. You will also bring:

  • Strong analytical thinking skills ideally with experience in central or local government
  • Proven influencing and collaboration skills internally and externally across other organisations
  • Proven ability in managing and overseeing work plan delivery and reporting on achievements
  • Experience with official correspondence, preparation of Senior Leadership Team and Board papers, and committee responses or similar
  • Ability to identify key group strategic issues and link appropriate actions, with consideration to the wider implications


This is an interesting and varied role that will give you exposure to the full range of activities undertaken within our business.  We are a busy team with big aspirations.

If you love to roll up your sleeves, get involved with your team and understand the importance of getting things done then we would love to hear from you. 

Applications close: Sunday 21 July 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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