Lead Transport Advisor

4 weeks ago

Auckland Council

Consultant, Other, Urban planner

About Us

Auckland Council is the local government council for the Auckland region in New Zealand. Find out more about this diverse organisation [here](https://careers.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/content/Who-are-we/?locale=en_GB).

About the Role

Auckland’s transport system underpins the success of Auckland, and it impacts on the lives of all Aucklanders. Decisions on the future of Auckland’s transport network are city-shaping, long-lasting and expensive, requiring careful and thorough consideration. We are seeking an outstanding strategic thinker to provide advice on how to ensure the investment into Auckland’s transport system will achieve Auckland Council’s broader city goals such as meeting Auckland’s climate change obligations, improving access for all Aucklanders, ensuring the efficient integration of land use and transport infrastructure, and enabling greater economic prosperity. This is a unique role at Auckland Council and will be its pre-eminent strategic and technical expert on transport issues. You will provide strategic, compelling advice to the Mayor, councillors and the senior executive on a range of matters relating to Auckland’s transport needs.

About You

Your career history may span working for central or local government organisations that undertake national or city-wide strategic transport planning, or you may have been a consultant for such organisations. You will bring significant experience in advising senior decision makers on complex strategy and policy matters, particularly in relation to transport. Building relationships and working collaboratively will be second nature to you. You will have well developed political acumen, be savvy and can communicate complex issues in a simple but persuasive manner. A genuine passion and interest in the future of Auckland’s transport system is crucial to the role.


What We Offer

We can offer you the rare opportunity to work on issues that really make a difference to the people of Auckland within a division that aspires to be recognised as a centre of excellence in the provision of strategic advice. If this fantastic role sounds like the challenge you have been seeking, we would love to hear from you. Apply now including your cover letter and CV, or contact Shar Mahon on +64 27-769-1880 or shar.mahon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for a copy of the position description. Applications close Sunday 25 April 2021 Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

International Candidates

This job is available for international candidates.