• Posted: 26 Mar 2024
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Engineering
Senior Protection Engineer

New Plymouth or Tauranga - Other locations considered for the right candidate

About the role

As a Senior Protection Engineer, you will play a crucial role in providing specialised technical plans, standards, and guidance for the development, maintenance, and operation of Powerco's electrical protection and control systems. If you have an analytical mindset, enjoy problem-solving, and are passionate about making a meaningful impact in the field, we want to hear from you!

Key responsibilities include:

Develop detailed designs for electrical protection and control schemes.
Establish and maintain engineering standards and templates.
Contribute to project planning and processes.
Conduct investigations and propose effective solutions.
Coordinate team activities, mentor, and provide training.
Offer technical support for operational challenges.
Oversee and participate in the commissioning of systems.
Ensure adherence to health and safety protocols.
Engage in industry consultations and deliver technical training.
It is preferable that candidates have:

Extensive experience in substransmission & distribution with expert knowledge on protection and control system design.
Advanced analytical, investigation and problem-solving skills
Flexible approach to working hours, i.e. work on after hours on-call
Knowledge of distribution network planning and standards.
Hands-on experience in power system analysis.
Experience in developing and delivering technical training.
Tertiary qualification in electrical engineering (BE, NZCE) or equivalent.
Minimum 7 years’ experience in Engineering Subtransmission or Distribution networks
What's in it for you?

Be part of a great organisation that will develop you
Great office environment, team culture & social activities
Health and Wellness – flu vaccinations, access to regular health checks, fruit in the office
Healthcare scheme - Medical insurance package
About us

Our purpose is to connect communities. It's at the heart of everything we do as we serve our customers now and into the future. At Powerco, we're passionate about doing mahi that keeps over 1.1 million customers connected and enables energy choices as we leverage Aotearoa low carbon electricity system and grow our economy towards a net zero 2050 goal.

Ngā Tikanga - Our Way, is what guides us to achieve our purpose and ensures we're better together, work smarter, proud to be here, and future focused in how we work together with each other, our communities, and industry stakeholders.

Tell us about how you'd be the best person for our team. Apply now!

Applications close: Friday 12 April 2024

Our ability to get the best out of people is what sets Powerco apart. We realise that candidates – especially from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds – often won’t apply for roles unless they meet ALL the criteria. We encourage anyone who shares our passion for connecting communities to apply for any role that aligns to your strengths and interests. We will provide a safe space where you can bring your whole self to work and thrive.

If you would benefit from support or adjustments in order to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone 0800 769372 or email [email protected]