TTM Planner & Designer

Interested in safety? Good with computers and design? Join our Dunedin planning team as a Temporary Traffic Management Planner and Designer. 


This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Dunedin head office. This role also includes
  • Annual health & well-being allowance
  • Medical insurance (after 12 months)
  • Assistance with relocation costs 
  • Ongoing mentoring and industry training
  • Some flexibility in exact rostered hours
  • Well topped up staff room including toast and spreads for breakfast
  • Monthly team lunches
  • Employment in a stable business and industry

Entry Pathways

Pathway 1: Internal training pathway (no existing qualification).

We will train you within our team on traffic management design, and support you to gain the TTM Planner qualification. You need very strong computer skills to be successful under this pathway. 

In addition to learning from the planning team, you can expect to undertake some industry theory qualifications (we run these in-house), and spend a little bit of time learning some practical traffic management skills to give you a better understanding of how your plans are implemented. 

This pathway is also suitable if you have now completed high school or tertiary study and are looking to move into long term, stable employment. It does require quite a lot of commitment for us to teach you all these skills from scratch so we are looking for someone who wants to invest in this as a career. Realistically, we expect it to take at least a year of training before you start to find your feet so it's not suitable as a stop-gap job or if you have plans to work for a year or so and then travel. 

Pathway 2: Already qualified TTM Planner (practising ticket).

Bring your existing experience to the role and hit the ground running. 


The Role

No day is ever quite the same! You'll deal with a large variety of clients, from civil contractors to event organisers. You need top-notch verbal and written communication skills, as you need to obtain all the necessary information from our clients even if they have never used traffic management before. It is extremely important that we are thorough with our job planning, so our onsite work happens smoothly. 

You also need strong computer software skills, and previous experience with CAD software is preferred. 

Planning ahead and being methodical are key attributes for this role. The ability to think about hazards, risks and controls for those hazards is also an expected part of this role when designing traffic management plans. You'll need to put yourself in the shoes of road users (drivers, cyclists, pedestrians) and come up with designs that are both practical and safe. These plans are submitted to local councils and NZTA, and then used by the traffic management crew to implement the site on the roading network. 

Core tasks
  • Drawing up traffic management plans (TMPs) and associated job paperwork, and getting approval from local council or NZTA
  • Working with clients to book in traffic management jobs (phone, email or in person)
  • Planning tasks like liaising with stakeholders (e.g. emergency services, bus services, traffic signal operators)
  • Use computer software like Microsoft Office, Road Direct eBoard, RapidPlan and other web based software


The Crew

You'll work with a small core group of planners, all of whom have slightly different strength areas so they make a pretty great team. Your team also works very closely with our wider operations staff who are responsible for delivering the onsite traffic management, and you'll sometimes need to talk with the road crew as well. We work in an open plan office, and the operations group as a whole is a busy hub, but you'll find plenty of light-hearted moments in the day. 

There is some flexibility on rostered hours for individual team members. The planning team currently operates between 7am - 5.30pm so we can cater for some variance in schedule e.g. if you're a morning person, or you need to get kids off to school before coming to work. 

You'll have access to some very experienced staff and we encourage reviewing each other's designs and bouncing ideas around the team. We want staff input with new ideas, systems, and processes to help keep us at the forefront of our industry.


The Place

Dunedin is a terrific place to live. Big enough to have everything you could need, but not so big that you end up with a long commute!

Whether you tend towards the arts and music scene, food, or the great outdoors, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied. And if you're looking for a weekend getaway, within just a few hours you have some of the most stunning places in the country like Queenstown, Mt Cook, the Catlins, and Fjordland. 

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Published on 26.01.23