Location: Hamilton City

Employment Type:  Permanent

Applications Close: 29 October 2021

Hamilton is a city on the rise – we’re one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and we are also New Zealand’s most youthful city.

We’re the heart of New Zealand’s fastest-growing tech industry, enjoy a booming tourism sector, and occupy the centre of a powerful economic region.

Working for our Infrastructure Operations Group provides the opportunity to impact the liveability of Hamilton today, and for generations to come. We provide safe and trusted infrastructure that our community wants, and our city needs, and we look after what keeps Hamilton running now, while building the city of the future. Our work is the backbone of our great river city, and we’re proud to deliver world-class solutions for Hamilton.

We are looking for our new City Transportation Unit Director to help us continue to facilitate Hamilton’s rapid growth. Reporting to the General Manager – Infrastructure Operations, you will provide critical people leadership, while developing and driving organisational strategies that will shape and deliver our high performance programme. You will have scope to define the future direction of the city’s transport activity of creating a safe and accessible city network to improve the social, economic, cultural, and environmental wellbeing of our community.

Through digital transformation and the continual improvement of systems and processes, you will lead practices that optimise the city’s transport networks and services. You will also provide a strong focus on safety, customers, quality, and compliance. As part of your role, you will actively engage with the community, iwi and mana whenua, stakeholders, and customers to deliver our work programmes, resulting in best practice delivery, value for money and advocacy for the work we do.

Expertise in the transportation and roading industry, people leadership, and the delivery of operational excellence is important, but having the right mindset and behaviours is imperative. We want someone who effectively builds trust, acts with integrity, works together, and makes things happen!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

Learn more about the role by clicking here to view a copy of the position description.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, credit check and a Ministry of Justice conviction history check.

We will only collect personal information from you, or any relevant agencies with your consent, in accordance with our obligations in the Privacy Act 2020, which are to only undertake pre-employment screening checks relevant to the specific duties and functions of the role being advertised. The types of checks we conduct will vary depending on the role. You can find more information by clicking here about our recruitment process including the specific checks we undertake for each role.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.  Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.