Business Delivery Manager

Closing date: 20/09/2021

Want to make major transformational change to New Zealand’s transport? Do it with us.

Hi! We’re Abley and we’ve been looking for you.  We’re a company that walks the talk – quite literally.  We don’t just plan and design healthy street environments, we walk, cycle and scooter to work and for recreation – recognising the action we need to take for the climate, our communities and the environment.  We do our bit to get people between a and b safely too – developing road safety strategies and guidance for the industry, as well as designing safer streets.  We’re big picture thinkers who consider environmental, economic and personal wellbeing outcomes in everything we do.

We are proud to be leading the way on some of New Zealand’s largest sustainable transport and road safety projects.  We’ve been at the forefront of New Zealand’s road safety strategy (Road to Zero), all stages of the Speed and Infrastructure Programme, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena project and the Hobsonville Point development, just to name a few.

We are looking for a Business Delivery Manager (BDM) to manage our Safety Delivery team.   You will be responsible for the commercial and financial delivery of projects to our clients.  You will lead a team of transport specialists, so having fantastic people skills are a must.  The main areas of responsibility are:

  • Team Management – manage and lead the development of a team of transportation professionals.
  • Project Development and Delivery – oversee the management of projects to ensure quality of outputs within the budgeted scope of the project. Project managers will typically sit within the team that you are leading.
  • Business Development – Identify and pursue opportunities to sell our services to new and existing clients. Ensure the business plan for safety delivery is implemented.  The business plan aligns with the strategic objectives of our business, so an understanding of strategy and implementation of strategy is important.
  • Client Relationship Management – build and maintain trusted client relationships by ensuring we provide quality solutions to our clients.

To read more about the work we do and the kinds of exciting projects you could be driving, please go to our website (

About you

Choosing the right person isn’t simply about results.  It’s about values, relationships and the ability to bring that x-factor.  So, let’s make sure you’re the right person for us.  You need to:

  • Have a background in transportation – you’ll be passionate about all things ‘transportation’ and ideally your background will align with the safety delivery area of our business.
  • Be able to deliver results – you’ll need a successful track record in both winning and delivering quality work. You will be comfortable negotiating and securing commission from new and existing clients. You will have a very capable team behind you, but you need to be driving that success.
  • Be a people leader extraordinaire – you will be leading, coaching and mentoring your team. You are high on the emotional intelligence (EQ) scale.
  • Love crunching the numbers – your background with financial, and project management will attest to that.
  • Be full of positive energy – we want people to feel energized, inspired and motivated to be around you, so bring your ‘glass half-full’ attitude to work. You will have a proactive ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Be a brilliant communicator – you’ll be chatting to people in-person, via email or video conferencing, and in meetings. Your knowledge will inspire those you speak to.
  • Be a builder of strong relationships – it is incredibly important that you’re approachable and can foster positive relationships with those you work with, both clients and colleagues. You will use your relationship skills when undertaking business development.

The Important Bits

This role is full time and ideally based in our Auckland office.  If you prefer living further south, we also have offices in Wellington and Christchurch, so please do get in touch if any of these locations appeal.

Each of our offices are centrally located with public transport only a hop, skip and a jump away.  If you’re a cyclist (like many of the Abley team) we also have great cycling facilities too.

Salary will reflect the skills you bring and the advantage you offer.  We are a gender pay neutral organisation, offer a broad salary-benefits package and there is opportunity for you to become a shareholder – and join other employee shareholders in our 100% NZ-owned company.

At Abley we make waves in the technology and transportation spaces.  We have several industry ‘firsts’ under our belt thanks to our team’s unrivalled abilities in spatial and data intelligence, software development, transportation planning and engineering.  We are a tight-knit bunch and support each other to fast-track the career growth of everyone on our team.  We provide fresh baking on Wednesdays, flexibility to help you achieve a healthy life-work balance (note the order) and enjoy some fantastic social occasions together.  We celebrate the diversity of our team – that’s gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality – the lot.

We need people that are up for a challenge, love being a part of a team and are keen to support others to thrive in a growing industry.

Does this sound like you?

If you’re reading this ad and nodding along then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your application through the link on this page (CV and cover letter please).  If you have some work samples you would like to share with us, please also upload these.  We would love to get a peak of the great work you have done in the past.  You can also download the job description for more information.

Want to know more?

If you would like more information on this role, please contact Nichola Blue (email:  or phone 0276983323).

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