Lead Advisorat NZ Transport Agency
NZ Transport Agency
Wellington, NZ
3d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

  • Fantastic opportunity to contribute to positive change
  • Join us on our regulatory improvement journey
  • Work with a motivated, change-oriented leadership team
  • Be a trusted advisor to the new Chief Operating Officer
  • Ko wai mātou About us

    As the lead regulator for land transport our purpose is to ensure that the system is safe, efficient, effective and operates in the public interest.

    Safety is a top priority for Waka Kotahi and we, as Te Rōpu Waeture (the Regulatory Services group), aim to improve safety and reduce the risk of harm by being a firm and fair real-world regulator applying principles of good practice grounded in Te Ao Maori - Whakapono (Integrity), Manaakitanga (Caring for people), Whanaungatanga (Relationships) and Kotahitanga (Unity).

    Being a real-world regulator means we take a systems view that is focused on improving safety outcomes and reducing harm, we work to understand why people behave the way they do and are pragmatic in how we respond, we encourage and educate to support people to comply and enforce compliance when necessary.

    We encourage you to explore our regulatory strategy to learn more about our path to becoming a responsive regulator for the real world.

    Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

    As Lead Advisor, you will provide high quality and trusted strategic advice and insights to the new Chief Operating Officer for Regulatory Services.

    Working closely with the operational senior leadership team you will play a critical role in ensuring they can effectively perform their role in driving continuous improvement to compliance, monitoring and enforcement services.

    Having your finger on the pulse of operational matters across the group, you will be responsible for helping to keep the regulatory operations function running smoothly.

    In addition to providing strategic advice and delivering and supporting crucial forward planning and organisation, a vital part of this role will be joining the dots and connecting people and initiatives within and beyond Regulatory Services.

    The key to your success will be top notch communication and stakeholder management skills and the ability to maintain broad oversight of a significant number of work programmes, initiatives and topical issues across Regulatory Services, the organisation as a whole and the wider government / transport sector.

  • Other regular duties will include monitoring, reporting and preparing briefings for a variety of audiences including the COO, Executive leadership teams and Waka Kotahi's Board;
  • managing the cadence and approach for operations leadership meetings and engagements; and managing or supporting processes related to activities such as budgeting, stakeholder engagement and contractor management.

    This is a great opportunity to showcase your proactive and tenacious approach to keeping the leadership of a large operational function humming.

    You will be exceptionally organised, great at juggling priorities, strong at identifying and managing risks and issues, and a credible and confident communicator who loves a fast paced, high energy environment where no two days are the same.

    Ko koe tēnei About you

    To be successful in this role, you will bring :

  • Proven experience working in a similar role working strategically with senior leaders
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities
  • Proven experience at thinking analytically and identifying risks
  • Ability to work at pace, pivot quickly and be agile
  • An understanding of how to turn strategy into tactical outcomes
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to influence and collaborate
  • Political nous and strategic thinking
  • Strong determination and commitment to achieve
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