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Title:  National Asset Manager - Network

Date:  08-Jul-2021

Wellington, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 6011

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

Your Role:


As our National Asset Manager - Network, you will play a critical leadership role ensuring the successful asset management of New Zealand's railway network. Reporting to KiwiRail’s Group Manager Asset Management, you will be accountable for leading the development and maintenance of KiwiRail’s National and Regional Network Asset Management Plans, ensuring that they align with KiwiRail’s Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) and actively support the delivery of the SAMP’s objectives. Working closely with KiwiRail’s project delivery, maintenance, operations and commercial teams, you and your team of Regional Asset Managers will also be accountable for developing and maintaining KiwiRail’s detailed forward works programme (3 & 10 year look-ahead) which underpin New Zealand’s Rail Network Investment Programme. You will also be responsible for associated financial, work and asset performance reporting and leading key asset management improvement initiatives.


To be considered for this role you will have extensive experience in asset management, works management and maintenance plan development within a similar environment and have demonstrated leadership ability. You be technically competent in developing asset management plans in consideration of engineering standards and processes and apply best practices in your development of these. Naturally you will be an innovative thinker who works collaboratively with key stakeholders internally and externally and build strong working relationships. You will champion best practice in asset management and be able to lead and influence others to lift KiwiRail’s asset management capability. A relevant tertiary qualification is expected and ideally you will have formal certification in asset management. As a national role, some travel will be required.


About Us:


For more than 150 years, KiwiRail has played a critical role in the country's transport network, helping to drive New Zealand's economic growth and showcasing our country to the world. We're a business in an exciting growth phase, enjoying the largest investment in rail in generations. With the establishment of the Rail Network Investment Programme (RNIP) – we are moving to a new sustainable planning and funding framework. This is a high-profile part of KiwiRail’s business as it incorporates KiwiRail’s capital and maintenance activities required to support a resilient and reliable rail network.  


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