Senior Strategic Advisor

Posted on 08-May-2019  
Application Close Date: 29-May-2019
Job Details
Regional Transport Planning
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipApplication Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Senior Strategic Advisor JD - May 2019.pdf (PDF, 239KB)
Job Description


Do you enjoy working with others and providing strategic advice to achieve positive transport outcomes? Are you a people person with great ideas and energy? Do you thrive on building relationships and influencing people?


Greater Wellington's Regional Transport Department has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative individual to take the lead in building and managing relationships with key regional partners, iwi and stakeholders. You will enhance and maintain our department's presence, performance and reputation across the Wellington Region and within our organisation. You will provide high quality strategic transport advice to colleagues, stakeholders, senior management and politicians.


At Greater Wellington we have a fantastic organisational culture that values strategic thinking, innovation, equality and flexible working arrangements. We are open to considering part time or full time working arrangements for this role.


We need a highly personable individual with an aptitude for thought leadership and influence, and a collaborative working style that inspires others. The successful applicant will have:


  • A relevant tertiary qualification and strong experience in transport planning or related area such as resource management planning, public policy, engineering or strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to target messages to the audience at hand
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • A broad understanding of the machinery of government and how the transport sector can influence economic, environmental and social outcomes
  • Politically savvy, comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Strong initiative and a “can do” attitude
  • Warm and inclusive working style
  • Facilitation skills and experience


To apply for this position please view the job description and apply with a cover letter and CV via the link below.


For further information on the role please contact Harriet Shelton, Manager Regional Transport on 04 830 4059.


Applications Close: Wednesday 22 May 2019