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Lead Advisor Investment Planning Auckland

New Zealand Transport Agency

New Zealand Transport Agency Auckland New Zealand

1 week ago

Lead Advisor, Investment Planning at New Zealand Transport Agency, Auckland Shape long-term investment planning mahi for Waka Kotahi and the land transport sector

Work as part of a national team from any major centre, preferably Auckland or Wellington

Te whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The purpose of this role is to provide thought leadership within Waka Kotahi and with central government agencies on our investment planning function, translating government direction and land transport systems strategic plans into tangible investment plans that enable ongoing planning and prioritisation of Waka Kotahi investment and delivery effort.

We are looking for someone who has expertise in addressing strategic investment planning issues, has an excellent understanding of the machinery of New Zealand government and can provide thought leadership to contribute to system thinking with Waka Kotahi. You will have excellent communication skills and use those to influence in a complex... environment.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

understanding of investment planning levers available to Waka Kotahi to achieve long-term system outcomes

experience in a senior role with a high level of strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking in a complex environment

experience in leading and developing successful, future-focused plans or strategies

experience in supporting plans or strategies being made real in an organisation or sector

experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders

expertise and experience with a deep understanding of the machinery of government and the decision-making processes, including an understanding of local and regional planning processes

You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi 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. Waka Kotahi 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 Strategic System Planning team in the Transport Services Group provides strategic, spatial, and system planning expertise to shape the land transport system and Waka Kotahi's work so the land transport system can connect people, products and places for a thriving Aotearoa now and for future generations.

Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply:

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You will find a copy of the Position Description here

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). 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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