Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Strategic Projects (Rail) to join the investment pipeline team at Auckland Transport (AT). This position plays a key role in the establishment and maintenance of an agreed Programme Business Case (PBC) for rail, and the development of individual Business Cases to support the priority investments identified in the PBC.

The role also represents AT and is responsible for key stakeholder relationships with Kiwi Rail, Auckland Council, Central Government, City Rail Link Ltd, and Ports of Auckland in relation to strategic network planning and development.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of Auckland’s strategic rail Programme Business Case (PBC) to ensure a planned and logical sequence of rail improvements
  • Work with other agencies to integrate the PBC with other rail initiatives to ensure there is a single view of rail development across the Auckland network.
  • Provide input on rail-related commercial matters across AT including rail governance, rail operating model, rail operator procurement, rail network access, third party development, rolling stock procurement
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders (e.g. Auckland Council, Government Departments, KiwiRail, NZTA, CRLL Local Boards, transport system users, transport system operators and service providers, business groups, developers) in relation to the integration of transport programmes, in particular, rail.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in high-quality report writing and documentation
  • Operational or Strategic experience in rail (preferably closed rail system)
  • Experience in project management of major transport initiatives resulting in outcomes that can be delivered.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in stakeholder management and the delivery of outcomes in a highly political environment.


About Auckland Transport

AT is responsible for the Auckland Region's transport infrastructure (excluding state highways and railway tracks) and public transport. It designs, builds and maintains roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways; co-ordinates road safety and community transport initiatives; and it plans, co-ordinates and funds bus, train and ferry services. It is the largest of the council's organisations, with over 1700 staff.