- Be the In-House Technical Expert on Road Safety
- Lead the Delivery of Road Safety Operations in the Community
- Invercargill Based
About The Role:
Lead the delivery of road safety through continuous improvement of transportation planning, design, road operations and road safety programmes and strategies that benefit the community of Invercargill.
You will be responsible for:
- Road corridor activities being effectively managed, ensuring all operations are in accordance with relevant legislation and standards
- Leading and motivating your team in the management of all roading activities within the network, including corridor access requests & temporary road closures
- Leading road safety strategies, programmes, community messaging & initiatives, as well as effectively managing road safety contracts and contractor delivery
- Analysing road safety engineering problems, applying your technical expertise and engineering judgement to produce innovative solutions
- Undertaking road safety audits, analysing black spots and developing crash mitigation measures
- Managing relationships and working closely with Road Safety Southland contractors to deliver road safety projects and educational programmes for schools
- Analysing and presenting road safety data to relevant stakeholders to aid safety-focused decision making and investments
- Leading the development of safety-focused policies and guidelines collaborating with NZ Police, Road Safety Southland, other Southland Councils, safety organisations and stakeholders
Key Skills & Experience:
Candidates of interest will have a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or a related field, with a technical design and road safety background experience. You will have technical credibility with this area of expertise and successful in developing key messaging, communication and relationships with important stakeholders. You will ideally have:
- Strong working knowledge of Civil Engineering roading design, construction and maintenance and its application to road safety
- Proven experience with road safety developments, challenges and best practice, with sound problem solving and analysis skills
- Minimum of 7 years road safety engineering experience
- STMS Cat A-B NP
- Contract management experience
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Commercial and financial acumen, with sound estimating and budget preparation skills
- Relevant knowledge of NZ Local Government legislation, bylaws, practices and standards.
Invercargill’s reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools and amazing public facilities. With Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on their doorstep, they are uniquely situated to enable easy exploration of the region's world-famous ski fields, lakes and wineries. All good reasons why working for Invercargill City Council is a great career and lifestyle choice.
About the Company:
Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. They’re known for their lush green spaces like Queens Park, their long summer daylight hours and local legend Burt Munro. Invercargill city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach, the Waihōpai River, a lively restaurant scene and a sensible gridded layout with wide streets and a 10-minute drive to work.
With total income in excess of $95m per annum and employing approximately 400 employees, Invercargill City Council is a key player in advancing the growth and prosperity of the Southland Region. Council’s vision is to create an exciting, innovative, safe, caring and friendly city offering lifestyles based on a healthy environment and a diverse, growing economy. To achieve this, Council is working closely with a wide range of agencies and key stakeholders on a range of economic and community development initiatives. The city is in a strong financial position and is committed to a number of key initiatives including the inner city re-development, key community and infrastructure investments over the coming years and a continual focus on customer service and ongoing process efficiencies.
Invercargill City Council pride themselves on their values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for their team is really important to them and they work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.
To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 7 August 2022. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.
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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.
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