Asset Engineer (Bus Fleet)

Posted on 25-Nov-2021  
Application Close Date: 03-Dec-2021
Job Details
Public Transport
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

We're looking for an Asset Engineer, Bus Fleet who loves a challenge and thrives under pressure. You'll be part of the Bus and Ferry Infrastructure team at Metlink.

About the role:

You will assist with the development and delivery of asset management plans for Metlink's bus fleet assets, including the 10 year expenditure forecast and the development of standards and a sustainable works plan, to ensure the smooth running of the Metlink's transport network and to provide an attractive and safe customer experience.  Oversight of key projects and programmes through to delivery will be a key component of this role, including engineering oversight where required. The role will include the following:

  • Develop Asset plans, including for capital and maintenance works, for relevant Metlink assets, and ensuring whole of life cost are minimised.
  • Provide Asset Management for the Group and, in particular, ensure fleet quality and specification standards are adhered to.
  • Provide technical advice and leadership for the Group.
  • Lead bus fleet related engineering projects and investigations.

To be successful in the role you will need to:

  • Have a passion for building rapport and relationships across multiple stakeholders
  • Be able to work with a high level of autonomy and being highly self-motivated and driven
  • Be calm under pressure and focused on the bigger picture
  • Bring innovative thinking to the Group, looking for opportunities to improve ways of working and making informed changes, as well as raising ideas where required
  • Influence and motivate others through personal advocacy, vision and drive to build a solid platform for change
  • Have empathy for customers and confidence in engaging with them directly

About Metlink:

At Metlink we work with our transport operators to deliver over 40 million travel boardings a year. We have a strong desire to go the extra mile for our customers and a commitment to continual improvement. ‘Every day better' is our internal promise. Our goal is to be more than just a public transport service, we want to be a symbol of pride for the Wellington region.

We have a transformational change programme underway, which includes growing our capability and capacity to support Metlink services. We're looking for people who would be motivated to make a difference as we embed structural and functional changes, to ensure we can effectively add value to services and improve the delivery of public transport in the Wellington Region. You will be joining us at a time where there is strong growth in demand for public transport across all modes (bus, rail, ferry and Total Mobility) and as we make significant changes and improvements to the network. You will be part of the ongoing change programme to increase skills in the Group, improve ways of working both internally and externally, and implementing improved processes and systems. 

Our benefits:

We provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments, including:-

  • Flexible working
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Professional development and experience across everything the council does.

Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there's also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area.

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply with a CV and covering letter.

For further information, please contact Paul Blane, on phone 021 734 386.

Applications close: Friday, 3 December 2021

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