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Maintenance Contract Manager

NZ Transport Agency
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Job Description

  • Building long-term relationships with our partners
  • Delivering positive outcomes for our customers
  • Wellington Location 

About us | Ko wai mātou

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.

As our Maintenance Contract Manager, you will work with the System Management maintenance delivery contract and provide levels of service that meet both the technical requirements and the customer needs. The purpose of this role is to work with the highway's maintenance and operations service delivery contractor to achieve the specified customer and technical levels of service.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Working alongside other Maintenance Contract Managers, Network Managers and the Journey Manager and other internal teams, you will play a vital part in contract management to assist in achieving the best outcomes for all parties, through collaboration and open communication.  This is where your strong relationship management and negotiation skills will come to the fore. This is a varied role and other responsibilities include collaboration with contractors, promotion of the Network Outcomes Contract and monitoring the safety of the highway networks.  

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Significant experience in contract management working with NZS3910/3917
  • Experience of relationship management across a diverse range of asset management activities
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate  
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills with the ability to deliver a strong customer focus culture
  • Civil design capability and asset management experience
  • Whole of life design philosophy
  • An Engineering degree, or equivalent

A Chartered Professional Engineer qualification (CMEngNZ or equivalent) is desirable.

This is a great opportunity for a driven individual looking to make their mark.  If you are passionate about making a difference and want to work with committed and supportive people who value your input; then we would like to hear from you.

Applications close | Rā Katinga

25th October 2019

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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.


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