Lead roles within Auckland Light Rail Programmeat Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport
3d ago
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Lead roles within Auckland Light Rail

Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport is looking for talented and experienced individuals to support the Ministry's role in the Auckland Light Rail project, one of the biggest infrastructure investments in Aotearoa New

The government has set up a dedicated ALR Unit to advance the project through more detailed planning, design and assessment, alongside further stakeholder and community engagement, to prepare the project for delivery.

The Ministry plays an important role in advising the government on the policy implications of this work, and in ensuring the governance and system settings are in place to support joined-up decision making by project Sponsors.

Reporting to the Director, Auckland Light Rail at the Ministry, you will be working within a diverse programme of work that will have significant impacts locally and nationally, across both the transport and urban systems.

The work will be both meaningful and rewarding and will contribute to establishing the policy and system settings needed to facilitate the delivery of

We have the following full-time fixed-term positions, available in either Wellington or

  • Associate Director,
  • Funding, Finance and Investment
  • Programme and Governance
  • Urban Development and Environment
  • Delivery Entity, Ownership & Operation
  • Treaty Partnership
  • We are a growing, agile and friendly Ministry, which is flexible by default and can offer work arrangements that support a healthy work-life

    About Auckland Light

    The Auckland Light Rail programme has entered a critical phase and as the transport system steward, the Ministry has an important role to oversee a cross-agency work programme to support its delivery.

    This ensures the provision of policy advice to Ministers and project Sponsors on matters including investment management, funding and finance, integrating investment with the government's wider urban development activities and standing up a new delivery entity.

    The Ministry also leads on establishing and maintaining the governance and monitoring arrangements needed to deliver the project and its various

    The Lead roles will work closely with the Director and others in the Ministry and will be accountable for the delivery of outputs within their functional area.

    They will be responsible for working in partnership across central and local government, the ALR Unit, and with mana whenua, to support Ministers and sponsors in their decision making, and the Ministry's role as system

    People leadership is a core aspect of these roles, including supporting the professional development of others, and creating a high-performing, collaborative and cohesive team


    We are looking for applicants who can

    Experience in leading, managing and advising on complex programmes (preferably in the public Strong skills in people leadership, with experience in leading, coaching and motivating a team, and supporting the professional development of Evidence of working at a senior level and sound understanding of the challenges in effecting change across a complex environment with a diverse group of Experience and knowledge of principles, methodologies, tools and frameworks to increase Exceptional ability to clearly articulate messages and change management A proven ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across a range of stakeholders impacted by the change Ability to work effectively at all levels in an organisation, displaying strong analytical thinking, strategic planning, leadership, and organisational Well-developed business acumen and understanding of organisational issues and An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and responsibility as a Crown agency to work in partnership with Iwi

    What we

    There's a lot of opportunity here. We're a growing, friendly agency, working in a fast-paced environment on significant programmes of

    To request a position description, salary details or for an informal discussion with Gareth Fairweather, Director Auckland Light Rail, please email Dhruti Nagrecha at

    You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for these

    These roles are full-time and fixed-term up to 31 March 2024, based in either Wellington or Auckland.

    If this ticks all your boxes, we'd love to hear from

    How to

    If you would like to apply please submit your application online mentioning your preference in a cover letter and CV. Please note this job will close on Wednesday, 10 August

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