Whanganui District Council are looking for an experienced transport network and asset management professional with a passion for people and technical leadership, infrastructure asset management and for supporting Council to successfully meet commitments to our community in a positive and collaborative way.

About the Role

This role is responsible for a significant and diverse network, comprising some 900 kilometres of roads, 75 bridges and large culverts, almost 300 retaining structures, 6,500 street lights, 340 kilometres of footpaths and cycle ways, a regional small airport with circa 8,000 aircraft movements per month, as well as a small port focused on bulk product movements.

Key responsibilities:

* Leading the development and overseeing the implementation of transport related strategies, policies and plans and managing Council's legal responsibilities and obligations as a road controlling authority

* Providing technical leadership, support and advice, while developing and enhancing collaborative relationships with Council's iwi partners, funders and key stakeholders

* Leading the Whanganui Alliance (our collaborative partnership with Downer NZ) through the Alliance Management Team, in achieving network maintenance outcomes and service delivery performance.

* Preparing and implementing maintenance intervention strategies, improvement plans including forecasts and budgetary requirements aligning with council's strategic direction.

* Managing the work with the airport and port operational teams to ensure safety and compliance activities are fit for purpose


In recognition of the value you will add to our community, we offer

* Competitive Salary

* Satisfying career development

* Flexible Work Arrangements

* Professional memberships and continued education support

* Great lifestyle including a vibrant arts and cultural scene, fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities with the mountains, national parks, river and sea all within easy reach

What you'll bring to the team

This role will suit a civil engineer with highly developed skills in people leadership and teamwork. We want to hear from you if you have:

* A degree level or REA qualification in Engineering and proven experience in management of road transport networks

* Demonstrated contract management experience

* Strategic Planning experience

* Proven professional experience mentoring teams

* Proven track record in continuous improvement and delivering exceptional service

About Whanganui District

Whanganui City has been growing in population and businesses in recent years with the buzz of new families and represents an incredible lifestyle location - close to New Zealand's best outdoor experiences in bush, cycle trails, river and skiing. The City is known for being welcoming, strong in schools and has the range of arts and culture one would expect of a modern New Zealand city.

We offer the opportunity to give effect to real positive change for the Whanganui district. You will have a direct impact on the wellbeing of our communities, and diverse opportunities to further develop your leadership and technical skills.

If you are eager to be part of our team, and you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

We encourage you to apply promptly as we will assess applications as they are received, which means we may start interviewing before the closing date. Your application will be assessed in confidence.

Interested? Please review the position description and apply via our careers site without delay: https://whanganuidc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies

Reference code 6307550

Please note, only applications submitted via our careers page can be considered.

Applications close 30 April 2023