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Title:  Rolling Stock Delivery Leader- Lower North Island

Date:  03-May-2021

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 4414

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced

Your Role:

As the Rolling Stock Delivery Leader – Lower North Island; you will be responsible for leading and supporting the relevant rolling stock sites within your Region to ensure freight rolling stock (locomotives, wagons and containers) are available to meet the day-to-day requirements of the overall KiwiRail business. This role is also responsible for leading and supporting the relevant rolling stock sites to ensure works are completed in accordance with the plan issued by the Rolling stock planning team in a safe and timely manner, and to the correct quality standard in line with relevant engineering codes.

Based in either Wellington or Palmerston North you will be the first and single point of contact and accountability for all freight rolling stock delivery activities within your region. You will be required to work proactively with internal customers in thier respective regional structures in the operations teams, understand and agree mutual targets for provision of rolling stock to meet the operational requirements of the business. Delivery of these targets each day across the region is the key focus of your role.


Your Skillset:

As an experienced People Leader, you will be equipped with advanced communication and interpersonal skills, you will also possess a methodical mindset and tenacious approach to your work.

You will have extensive experience within a rolling stock and/or other heavy asset engineering environment, along with a demonstrated working knowledge of best practice asset management and quality systems including ISO55000 and ISO9001.

Most importantly we are looking for someone with a proactive mindset that can work in an ever-changing landscape where a preference for data driven decision making and the ability to get stuck in will see you succeed.


Who We Are:

The Rolling Stock Asset Services (RSAS) group has overall responsibility and ownership for managing KiwiRail's rolling stock assets, including mainline and shunt locomotives, freight and specialist wagons, containers, passenger carriages and other rolling stock vehicles.

As an organisation we have ambitious plans and a government that believes in the importance of what we do. We are working together to build stronger transport connections, through investment in improved assets and infrastructures and close working relationships with our key partners and stakeholders to create a better connected New Zealand.


Your Benefits:

  • A role with influence and growth in investment, one that will need someone to work with vigour and pace to bring our teams on the journey with us.
  • An opportunity to be part of a senior leadership team that is changing the way we work


There has never been a better time to be part of the successful development of Kiwirail.  Be a part of the journey!

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