We have a vacancy in our Network Operations Centre Control Room based in New Plymouth, Taranaki.
Reporting to the Network Operations Manager, this role is responsible for managing the Network Coordination Team who manage the real-time operation and access to Powerco’s HV and LV electricity distribution networks (on a 24 / 7 shift basis).
This role involves the day-to-day coordination and monitoring of field activities in response to planned network outages, fault restoration and emergencies (Including after-hours emergencies for our gas network).
Key components of the Network Coordination Manager role include:
Providing effective support and leadership to the team members, build and foster a positive team environment
Lead the network coordination team through change management processes
Ensuring the day to day application of (and adherence to) Powerco’s network operating policies and procedures in conjunction with the Network Coordination Team Leader
Coordination and preparation of responses to network incidents
Coordinating and supporting the Network Coordination team in the event of major network, safety or extreme weather events
Forging and maintaining strong working relationships with key network stakeholders both internal and external including Transpower, major contractors and other service providers
Identifying and implementing improvements to network operating policy, procedures and systems
Provide on call after hours escalation support to the team on a rostered basis as required
To successfully fill this role you will need:
BE, NZCE or equivalent
Sound knowledge of electrical substations and high voltage electricity networks
Sound understanding of isolation and access procedures and operating practices
An understanding of gas and electricity fault response processes
Knowledge of Protection Systems, SCADA and communication systems
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Strong real-time analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of risk management concepts
A high degree of computer literacy
Applications close: Friday 24 September 2021
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