Transport Manager

Tararua offers you the lifestyle you have always dreamed of.  Take advantage of the adventure, scenic attractions, and country hospitality at its best!  If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, or canoeing you will be spoilt for choice.  All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and championship golf courses.  The Tararua District provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

We are looking for an experience road network and asset management professional to lead transport services in the Tararua district. At almost 2,000 kilometres, the Tararua District Council local road network is one of the largest in New Zealand. Challenges are numerous and opportunities for improvement are endless.

As Transport Manager, you will lead the development and oversee implementation of transport related strategies, policies and plans, manage Council’s legal responsibilities and obligations as a road controlling authority, and work closely with the Tararua Alliance (our collaborative partnership with Downer NZ) to oversee Council’s service delivery performance.

You will provide technical leadership, support and advice, while developing and enhancing collaborative relationships with Council’s iwi partners, funders and key stakeholders.

Reporting to the Group Manager – Infrastructure, this role requires 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.

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

We offer a competitive salary, a vehicle for work purposes (including travel to and from work) and an outstanding opportunity for further development.

Application for Vacancy - Transport Manager
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Position Description - Transport Manager
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Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres.

For more information, please call 06-374-4080 or email: hr@tararuadc.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 9th January 2023. However, we will review applications as they are received and may close the position beforehand if the right candidate is found – please apply now to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.