Principal Sustainability Advisor
Auckland Transport
Central Auckland, New Zealand
6d ago
  • Leading development of AT initiatives on climate change!
  • Unique opportunity to make an impact; be part of the team reducing over 5% of NZ's greenhouse gas emissions
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

    Auckland Transport is so much more than we might seem! Ahead of us are some gritty projects, we have some highly skilled innovators and amazing talent working across our business.

    Our vision is fully supported by our leadership teams - to provide Easy Journey's for a growing and vibrant Auckland, with investment in public transport, safety on the network, roads, cycling, walking paths and innovation all key factors contributing to our vision.

    Climate change is one of our key priorities as we work towards our vision.

    Reporting into the Head of Transport Sustainability, as the Principal Sustainability Advisor you will lead the development of strategic advice on greenhouse gas emissions reduction and the integration of sustainability into decision making across Auckland Transport.

  • As part of the Sustainability team, you will collaborate with the business and stakeholders to develop targets, plans and initiatives;
  • and then support the business in implementation.This is a key role for AT, combining technical expertise, engagement and collaboration skills to develop successful targets, plans and initiatives on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

    The role works across AT's operations, suppliers and the wider transport system.

    Ko koe tēnei About you

    Your strong technical experience in climate change, breadth of experience is more important than experience in the transport sector.

    You would have led the development of pragmatic and effective sustainability initiatives, whilst drawing on technical knowledge to provide specialist support to the rest of the business, track progress, write great reports, and win the trust of key stakeholders.

  • We will be looking for best practice initiatives and strong experience in stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Critical to being successful in this role is engaging and collaborating with others;
  • this is the foundation to develop the targets, plans and initiatives.

    A strong communicator, you will have the ability to translate technical expertise into practical initiatives and influential advice and have the skills to provide high-quality reports and presentations, ideally some experience in writing Board papers or similar.

    Ko wai mātou About us

    Our values are woven into all we do at AT. We recently refreshed our values as a team to ensure they were meaningful and truly reflect how we behave with one another.

    Welcoming talent with aligned values is important to us, our values that guide every encounter are : Manaakitanga - We care full stop, Tiakitanga - Safe with us, Whanaungatanga - We connect and Auahatanga - Better, bolder, together.a

    AT embraces inclusion, we are a hugely diverse organisation. To nurture this, our Flexible Working initiative empowers our people to work flexibly in ways that work for them, our customers and our business.

    We also support flexible and remote working that meets the needs of our people and the business, so please talk to us about how we might make this role flexible for you.

    We have a range of other benefits truly designed with our people in mind.

    If this sounds like your next move, please apply online today. Applications close Sunday 31st October 2021.

  • Due to the current Covid 19 alert level status in Auckland it may be required for interviews to be held via MS Teams. Don't worry, were a friendly bunch on video as well as in person!
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