Manager Rail and Freight - Tier 4 Leadership opportunityat NZ Transport Agency
NZ Transport Agency
Multiple Locations, NZ
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

  • Tier 4 leadership opportunity
  • Influence at sector level
  • Shape the future of rail and freight within the transport system in New Zealand
  • Location : Auckland (preferred), other main centres across NZ also considered
  • Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

    As our Rail and Freight Manager you will have direct impact on shaping the future of the rail and freight sector within New Zealand to give effect to the government's priorities of improving freight connections and climate change.

    You will lead the rail and freight function for Waka Kotahi and deliver the implementation of government policy and legislative requirements through our freight action plan, and by working with the rail and freight supply chain to influence and improve the performance of the sector.

    You will also oversee our emerging role in rail by ensuring we provide appropriate oversight to the recently approved Rail Network Investment Programme.

    You will lead a team responsible for building rail and freight expertise and capability across Waka Kotahi and play a strong leadership role in future investment to improve rail and freight services.

    Ensuring there are strong working relationships with our partners across the sector, including within local and central Government, will be critical to success.

    Help us establish this vital function in our evolving transport sector and foster a positive culture enabling the delivery of the government's objectives for rail and freight, modal shift, social access and reduced carbon emissions.

    Achieve the best outcomes for stakeholders while meeting the required legal obligations and lead high level national engagement and collaboration across government and industry.

    Ko wai tēnei About you

    Optimising the development and implementation of our objectives for rail and freight while being strategically focused and with a future focus is no mean feat.

    Bring your mix of unique skills to lead the way as we realise the potential of improved rail and freight capability and access.

    To be successful in this role, you will bring :

  • Proven experience in leading a complex function across an organisation and with delivery partners
  • Excellent relationship management, influencing and communication skills. (Existing relationships will be an asset)
  • An understanding of the Machinery of Government
  • Proven experience in a senior role with high level strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking in a complex environment
  • Ability to think outside the square and form an innovative, evidence based future state
  • Build sphere of influence across a wide-ranging area
  • Strong ability to earn trust and credibility
  • Excellent relationship management, engagement and communication skills
  • This role can be based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. We will also consider this role being based from other NZTA office locations across NZ.

    Ko wai mātou About us

    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.

    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 focus of the Transport Services group is to provide, improve and maintain an integrated land transport system to effectively enable people-centred, technology-enabled, system focused transport services, in partnership with other system providers.

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