Senior Operations Analyst and Operations Analyst

Senior Operations Analyst and Operations Analyst

Job title: Senior Operations Analyst and Operations Analyst

Company: New Zealand Transport Agency

Job description: Senior Operations Analyst and Operations Analyst

  • Bring your strong analytical and system thinking skills
  • Fun and flexible working environment
  • Join our friendly and supportive team
  • Wellington location

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

As either a Senior Operations Analyst or Operations Analyst, you will be working collaboratively with others in the wider Safer Rail or Safer Vehicles teams, and providing support to the Senior Manager through data analysis, reporting, risk identification of continuous improvement of policies and procedures.

The Safer Rail and Safer Vehicles teams are working on significant projects along with carrying out our regulatory functions to monitor and review our regulated parties.

You will support the teams to deliver an effective and enhanced regulatory function, that is strongly aligned with Tū ake, tū māia, our Regulatory Strategy.

As a champion of change, you will be delivery focused and comfortable working in the strategic space, as well as leading the team’s planning and reporting at all levels.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful you will bring:

  • Proven experience in analysis and interpretation of data
  • Strong experience in planning, reporting (internal and external), and/or governance role
  • The ability to continuously initiate and respond to change in ways that create advantage, minimize risk, and sustain performance
  • Extensive relationship management and communication skills with the ability to build rapport quickly
  • Strong prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Confidence and competence with analytical and visualisation tools such as Excel and PowerBI
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret risk, translating data into evidence-based and value-add solutions
  • The ability to recognise opportunities to change and improve as well as minimise risk
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration
  • Experience in regulation is advantageous

Ko wai mātou | About us

Waka Kotahi is the primary regulator responsible for managing land transport safety and one of the regulators responsible for managing harms (including economic and environmental) in the land transport system.

Te Rōpu Waeture, the Regulatory Services Group, is accountable for delivering regulatory activities that help to ensure people, vehicles, and rail and commercial organisations meet the required standards to be safe and are able to access and use the transport system.

We encourage you to explore our regulatory strategy Tu Ake, Tu Maia – Stand Up, Stand Firm to learn more about our path to becoming a responsive regulator for the real world.

Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.

You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.

Please indicate whether you are interested in the Senior or Analyst level role or both, in your cover letter.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Monday 10 January 2022

Please note – Applications will be shortlisted on 12 January 2022 and interviews are planned for week of 17 January 2022.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.


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Location: Wellington

Job date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 04:50:48 GMT

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