Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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  • Work as part of a national team
  • Shapes places through thought leadership to achieve integrated planning
  • Two opportunities – locations: Hamilton or Tauranga and Wellington

Te Whiwhinga mahi| The opportunity

The purpose of the Senior Planning roles is to support the implementation, enhancement and promotion of the Transport Agency’s strategic planning practice to ensure our strategy is delivered together with external partners within central and local government, both regionally and nationally.

We are looking for someone who has expertise in land use planning and transport planning. You will bring an excellent understanding of the New Zealand planning context and current policy proposals, to complement the existing technical knowledge within the team to contribute to Spatial Planning and other plans, and national policy direction. You will have excellent communication skills and use those to influence and network in a fast paced and complex environment.

Ko koetēnei| About you

To Be Successful In This Role, You Will Bring
  • Experience in strategic, integrated transport and urban planning, growth and development
  • An understanding of how transformative lead infrastructure and new transport choices shape communities as well as the importance of effective land-use and transport integration in delivering on a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes
  • Experience in the role of transport in place-making and planning for multi-modal transport choices and accessible transport services
  • An understanding of the suite of policy tools and regulation that relate to the transport system and urban development
  • The ability to represent the Transport Agency’s views and navigate successfully in a multi-stakeholder process including an understanding of how the public and private sector work in partnership to develop land use and transport outcomes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Transport Planning, Engineering or other relevant discipline

You will be joining a team who will support your learning and career development in a supportive, professional environment, with the opportunity to take the lead. Our spatial system planning team is a national team with a regional focus, based offices across NZ, including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Hamilton and Tauranga.

We enjoy flexible working conditions to enable a positive mix of working in the office with your team mates; stakeholders and leaders, shared time together as a team as well as time working from home. If this sounds just what you have been looking, please apply Now!

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 Spatial System Planning team in the Transport Services Group provides strategic, spatial, and system planning expertise to shape the land transport system so that it reflects the plans and priorities of the Transport Agency and its partners.

Rā Katinga| Applications close: Sunday 15 August 2021

For a copy of the position description: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers

For further information, email: careers@nzta.govt.nz

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency 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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