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Transport Manager

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About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you passionate about addressing current and future transport challenges? Do you thrive in a leadership role where you can make a tangible impact on regional development? Then this role is for you!


We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the role transport can play in improving the lives of our Hawke’s Bay community, while looking to address climate change. Reporting to the Group Manager – Policy & Regulation, this role requires a passion for people and leadership. Your responsibilities will include developing and delivering the Region’s Transport Plan, identifying priorities for future investment, and ensuring seamless integration of public transport, total mobility schemes, and road safety initiatives. You will actively support Council to successfully meet commitments to our community in a positive and collaborative way. You will lead the development and oversee implementation of transport-related strategies, policies and plans, manage Council’s legal responsibilities and obligations in regard to public transport, all while overseeing Council’s service delivery performance.


This exciting opportunity will challenge and stimulate you, giving you an opportunity to make a genuine difference for our region. At HBRC, the Transport Manager is actively involved in ensuring that our talented, highly motivated team of transport enthusiasts meet their key objectives and deliverables, engaging in meaningful work while still having a bit of fun! As a motivational leader you will offer support, coaching and development opportunities to ensure the teams reputation of delivering great customer service efficiently and effectively continues. 


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

To be successful in this role, you will need to show excellent communication skills, creative problem solving and thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment! You will thrive in a hands-on role, managing people and policy and building connections. Operational knowledge of transport practices will be beneficial in this role. This is an opportunity for you to give effect to real positive change for our region. You will have a direct impact on the well-being of our communities, and diverse opportunities to further develop your leadership skills.


Ideally you will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience leading a high performing team to deliver results
  • Previous experience in contracting and managing public transport services
  • Transport planning or policy experience
  • Excellent time management, organisation, prioritisation and proactive communication skills
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC

If you're ready to drive transformative change and shape the future of transport in Hawke’s Bay, we want to hear from you. Join us in creating sustainable, integrated transport solutions that support the growth and development of our region.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu

The salary range for this role is between $123,480 to $137,200 dependant on your level of qualification and experience. Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.


See a full list of our staff benefits here 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.


HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 21 April 2024, however we will be shortlisting and interviewing appropriate candidates as applications are received and might close the advertisement sooner. If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply as we may close the ad earlier than advertised.

View the full job description here.

Please apply via Seek. If you have any questions about the role please contact us:


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


21 March 2024

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