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Network Development Manager - West

  • LocationNew Plymouth, Taranaki - New Zealand
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed a month ago
    Never published
  • Management
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Planner
  • Manager
  • Job no: XD8H7

Network Development Manager - West

New Plymouth

Here at Powerco, we're busy keeping the lights on and gas flowing to more than 430,000 homes, businesses and organisations across the North Island. If you're an up-and-coming or experienced leader, with solid technical skills, looking for your next big step up, it's time to join the fast-paced, exciting company that powers NZ's largest electricity distribution network.

Right now, we're after a Network Development Manager to lead the team of planners that have responsibility for network development of Powerco’s Western network – stretching from the Wairarapa through to Taranaki. Through their excellent understanding of our customers’ needs and the electricity demand trends in our regions, this team ensure that we grow our network in a cost-effective and timely manner, for today and tomorrow. The team will also be at the forefront supporting New Zealand’s decarbonisation, with demand for electricity expected to significantly grow.

This is a key leadership role at the heart of the Powerco business. Planning the development and expansion of Powerco’s electricity network is critical to our customers and communities– sounds good?

Let's talk about you. Your extensive experience in the industry will put you in good stead to hit the ground running with Powerco. You'll likely have a degree or NZCE in electrical engineering under your belt, as well as a sharp mind and strong business savvy which will see you make informed decisions and optimise your team's performance at all times. You’ll enjoy collaborating with a variety of internal Powerco teams, and be excited about interacting with our major customers and Transpower. You’ll not be afraid to get your own hands dirty as well – helping with the planning and analysis of network solutions. You'll have a keen eye for the details and will be no stranger to presenting a report or two. It goes without saying you'll be an excellent people leader - but with their dedication and drive, our teams make that part easy.

Life is good here at Powerco. You'll join a fun, tight-knit group of dedicated, passionate people and play a key leadership role in a company that's a major contributor to the community. In addition to competitive salary offerings, generous leave allocations and health and wellness packages, you’ll also get the satisfaction of playing an important part in helping us deliver an essential service to our communities. We respect our leaders, and will empower you to see your influence grow and make a real and positive difference.

If you're after a team leadership role within the New Zealand electrical industry, get in touch, and let's talk about how you can join us at Powerco.

Applications close: Thursday 30 September 2021

At Powerco, we believe that diversity is our superpower. We want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve – gender, age, ethnicity, disability, working preferences, gender identity, sexuality, education, background, upbringing… we value and celebrate it all. We are committed to providing a safe space where people can bring their whole selves to work and feel like they belong. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers in this application process or if you have access needs and require support or adjustments to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone 0800 769372 or email

  • Closed a month ago - 30 Sep 2021