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Team Leader Transport and Spatial Planning


About the team:

The Transport Team at Council ensures that we meet our responsibilities under the Land Transport Management Act. They produce, implement and monitor the Regional Land Transport Plan and the Regional Public Transport Plan for Hawke’s Bay. The delivery of the RoadSafe and Total Mobility functions of Council sit within this team, as does the determination of future strategies and planning for public transport to allow us to meet the ongoing needs of the Hawke’s Bay community.


About the Opportunity:

We are in search of a highly capable and motivated individual to lead our Transport Team. Reporting to the Manager Policy & Planning, this role will require someone with excellent interpersonal skills, sound industry experience and a proactive nature. You will be able to provide effective management, leadership and direction to the Transport Team of 4, ensuring that results are delivered while building a collaborative and innovative team culture. Alongside this you will bring your knowledge of spatial planning to help guide the future direction of our region’s spatial strategy.

The key objectives for the role are to:

  • Provide effective management, leadership and development opportunities to the compliance team
  • Ensure day-to-day operations are aligned with the key responsibilities of the section.
  • Develop a long-term spatial strategy, ensuring the challenges and complexities of accommodating Hawke’s Bay growth are considered at a regional level
  • Evaluate current systems and processes ensuring they are fit for purpose and promote best practice.

About you:

Effective transport systems are vital to a resilient and prosperous community.  If you have an interest in optimising how transport can improve the lives of the Hawke’s Bay community and contribute to climate change then this could be an extremely satisfying role for you.

Ideally you will also have:

  • A Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification.
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in urban planning and an understanding of the diverse challenges facing spatial planning
  • An understanding of the relevant Transport Acts and amendments and demonstrated experience in integrated transport
  • Transport planning or policy experience
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Previous experience in contracting and managing public transport services would be an advantage

The salary range for this role will be between $97,000 and $109,934 dependant on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principals of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 28 June 2021 however, we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role.

To view the job description please visit our website here


1 June 2021

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