Transport Systems Adviser

Listed 13 days Ago
Transportation and Logistics

About us 

The Horizons region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.  

The role  

Are you interested in how public transport can be used to lower our carbon emissions? Would you like to see more people utilising the public transport services that currently exist? How about using technology to improve customer information, delivery, and systems? If you’re a community-minded person who is digital savvy, loves to analyse data to tell a story and influence change, enjoys project management and planning infrastructure improvements, then we want to hear from you Horizons is seeking a customer focused, motivated and innovative Transport Systems Advisor. This is a permanent full time role based in our Palmerston North office. It is an incredibly exciting time for transport in our region as we are reviewing key services, implementing a new Electronic Ticketing System for buses, and improving the way we plan for and deliver our public transport infrastructure.  Data collection and technology are vital to a safe, easy and quality transport system and we are looking for the right person to help us deliver in these areas.  This role will specifically co-ordinate and implement the collection and analysis of service data; and plan and manage the provision of public transport infrastructure. It will also look after current and emerging technology that will assist with the delivery of the Regional Council’s responsibilities set out in the Regional Public Transport Plan.  This is a significant role in delivering key priority improvements and maintaining the transport system within our region.  

About you 

  • You will be a keen critical thinker, with proven interpersonal skills including negotiation and influence to ensure a commitment to continuous improvement 
  • You will have evidence of, and experience in good project management skills.     
  • Significant knowledge or experience in a data collection and analysis related role.  
  • Your engaging nature will be evident in the strong relationships that you have built with clients and stakeholders in your previous roles.      

Why should you apply?  

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing 
  • Flexible family friendly work environment 
  • Assistance with tertiary qualifications 
  • Positive health and safety culture 
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and 
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop 

Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.  

Applications close Monday 13 April 2020.