Senior Analyst, Water at NZ Commerce Commission, Wellington or Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Senior Analyst, Water
- Are you curious about the three Waters reform, and how the new water services entities will be regulated as owners of critical infrastructure?
- Do you have Te Ao Māori expertise on water to help us give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi?
- We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join our new Water Team to help establish our brand-new regulatory function for water infrastructure.
Ko mātou tēnei | Who we are
Te Komihana Tauhokohoko | The Commerce Commission is Aotearoa New Zealand's competition, fair trading, consumer credit and economic regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.
The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers and as a Crown entity, and we are focused on improving how we give effect to the Crown's responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
As part of the Government's three Waters reforms, water infrastructure assets across the motu are being merged into four new ‘water services entities' that are expected to be operational from mid-2024. As part of those reforms, the Commission has been given powers to review and provide comment on the asset management and funding and pricing plans for these new entities.
We are keen to find the right mix of people with the capability and passion for this mahi so we can be a champion of efficient and effective progress in the water sector.
Mō te tūranga | About the role
It's an exciting time to join the Commission as we begin to build our capacity to deliver on this reform work, including understanding the role of Mana o te Wai and how to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. There is also legislation before parliament that gives the Commission further powers in the form of economic regulation and Consumer protection which is like the roles we have with other essential infrastructure.
As an Analyst / Senior Analyst in the water team, you will be proactive and solutions-focused and be comfortable analysing data to generate insight and then communicate clearly. You will be inquisitive with sound critical thinking skills and be comfortable presenting to stakeholders at all levels.
Working as part of a team you will be interacting with a broad range of stakeholders and interested parties including senior leaders involved in the water reforms. You will also contribute to the drafting of complex analysis and reports.
This is a permanent role based in either our Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) or Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) office.
He kōrero mōu | About you
Above all, we are seeking a smart and curious individual who has a keen interest in infrastructure regulation, consumer protection, a keen interest in understanding how markets function, and someone who is committed to public service and working in the interests of New Zealanders.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Strong analytical, critical thinking, organisational, and time management skills
- Operated within a multidisciplinary, collaborative project environment
- Knowledge of or strong interest in regulation of infrastructure and consumer protection
- High level of verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
A university degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, economics, commerce, science, or statistics) or relevant work experience in the water sector would be an advantage but is not essential
You are comfortable mixing in legal and economic worlds and working in multi-disciplinary teams and are excited to apply Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti O Waitangi principals to our mahi, or are very keen to be on the journey to incorporate this critical perspective into our work. You are excited about the prospect of owning and driving work and are at ease with ambiguity. You have sound critical thinking skills, can write well, make assessments, and develop recommendations as required.
Read more about the skills, experience, and knowledge required for this position in the position description.
Te wāhi mahi | Working here
We're friendly and collaborative and enjoy contributing to our shared vision of making New Zealanders better off. Career growth and development is not only supported and encouraged, it's a part of everyday life here. We also offer a range of benefits to show that we'll value your mahi, including generous leave entitlements, study support, a range of wellness initiatives and competitive remuneration.
We are committed to our people's wellbeing. Any support needed is freely given, providing the opportunity for everyone to thrive. Our flexible working options are key to supporting that goal and our people have the technology they need to make it happen. We even offer a contribution to working from home set up costs. Our environment is inclusive, and our people know they are free to be their authentic selves at work and structure the way they work to suit their lifestyle.
Ka pēhea te tono mai | How to apply
If you want to join our exciting new Water Infrastructure Team, please click 'Apply for this job' below. You will need to complete an online application form and upload your CV and Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying for this role and the skills and experience you bring.
For any queries contact Kim McGregor on 04 924 3667 or email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st January 2022.
Our recruitment process is fair, inclusive, and free from bias and we encourage our applicants to let us know if we can make it more user-friendly for them. We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diverse perspectives and the contribution every one of our people makes to our culture. Put simply – you can be yourself here.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Commerce Commission|
|Location:||Wellington or Auckland|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||FINAL PD - Senior Analyst Infrastructure or Market Regulation_ Dec 21(4237748.1).pdf (PDF, 264KB)
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