Air Traffic Services Innovation Business Partner


Firstly, a bit about us

Airways provides air traffic management services across 30 million square kilometres – this is one of the largest areas of airspace in the world. Our people manage this airspace by providing air traffic control, surveillance, communication, flight inspection, mapping and airspace design services. We work with government, regulatory authorities, airlines, airports and the general aviation community to ensure pilots, passengers and goods reach their destination - safely. 

About the role  

We have an exciting opportunity for an Innovation Business Partner (BP) to join our Air Traffic Services (ATS) team. This is a new role which requires extensive experience in partnering with operational leaders to recognise the need for change, leading innovation, fantastic relationship management and successfully implementing strategic outcomes. Reporting to the Manager Strategic Air Traffic Services, this role is responsible for providing practical guidance on the change process and implementationrequirements to allow the relevant operational leader to get the proposed innovation to the state of readiness for decision makers to consider. The BP will also coordinate between project leads and operational leaders during implementation. 

How do you describe this role to your friends? In short, you will be at the forefront of aviation innovation, for example helping to shape how we integrate new aviation participants (e.g. UAVs), procedures and technology into our airspace. 

This is a great opportunity to be influential in a new role and make it your own. This is a full-time position with great work/life balance and flexible working arrangements.

About you

Ideally you will have Change Management and Portfolio Management experience as well as extensive knowledge of Aviation and Air Traffic Services

As an outstanding and natural communicator, you will have the maturity and confidence to interact with people from all walks of life and your stakeholder relationship skills will be second to none. This role at times can be complex, so we need someone with a collaborative and inclusive work style who can navigate our operational and governance landscapes. 

In addition, you will have:

  • An ability to enthuse and inspire
  • An open and curious mind
  • A stakeholder focused attitude
  • A commitment to continuous improvement
  • A desire to bring Air Traffic Management into the future

Our Values:

At Airways, our values underpin all that we do. We value Safety, Each Other, Excellence and Success. 

Airways is committed to reflecting the diversity of Aotearoa and creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel they belong and can be their authentic self at work. To achieve this, we are working hard to gain our Rainbow Tick Accreditation to ensure Airways is a safe and welcoming workplace for all employees.

We make our recruitment decisions based on the candidate who is best able to perform the tasks required and encourage applications from diverse candidates.

What’s next? 

Airways offers a competitive package and a great place to work, with free on-site car parking and an international reputation for innovation and success. You'll work with some of the most supportive, experienced, and dedicated team in the industry.

If this role sounds like you, register your interest today by applying online! Please include your C.V and Cover Letter in your application.

This role will require the successful candidate to undergo drug and alcohol screening, and a criminal conviction check. 

Applications close 5 December 2022

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ATS - BP - Ext

Location: Auckland, Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 5 December 2022