Waipa Networks

Network Planning Manager

Waipa Networks

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 22-05-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Newly Created Engineering Leadership Role
  • Significant, Ongoing Network Growth & Investment
  • Career/Lifestyle Opportunity, Waikato

Are you looking to combine a challenging electrical engineering career development role with an attractive lifestyle?

Waipa Networks is a community trust owned distribution network serving the provincial centres of Cambridge, Te Awamutu and their surrounding areas.  The network, which is growing at over 550 ICPs a year, currently supplies 25,800 ICPs, including significant dairy processors, a provincial prison and productive dairy producing farmland.  Waipa Networks’ focus is on delivering power safely all day, every day with the aim of being recognised in their community as a leader in life improving energy services. 

The Network Planning Manager role has been created in response to the ongoing growth of business to specifically focus on planning for the future and strengthening asset management across the network. This key role, which reports to the Network Asset Manager, leads a network planning, customer connections and network information team. The Network Planning Manager's responsibilities will include asset management policy, developing and maintaining the asset management plan and improving asset management practices. An important component will be integrating network planning with predictions on the impact of disruptive technologies (PV, EV, battery storage). The role will have technical oversight and responsibility for the continuous improvement of network, engineering and design standards. It is expected that this significant and stimulating role will proactively contribute as a member of the Operations Committee.

We have particular interest in highly motivated, planning and engineering management professionals with specific electricity engineering experience ideally gained in distribution.  The proven ability to effectively lead, manage and develop engineering teams and individuals is essential.  Candidates will be highly knowledgeable technically, commercially astute and capable of conceptual thinking.  They will possess effective communication skills together with strong interpersonal and relationship skills.  A relevant electrical engineering tertiary qualification is required.

This senior level, Te Awamutu based opportunity should appeal to engineering professionals seeking a challenging, career development role.  The Waikato region offers a range of lifestyle and affordable property ownership options.

For further information on Waipa Networks, please visit www.waipanetworks.co.nz

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email search@eqiglobal.com.  The closing date for applications is Monday 22 May 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.

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