Vacancy Details

  • Vacancy ID : 179
  • Job Title : Distribution Project Manager
  • Department : Operations Planning Team
  • Closing Date : 9/05/2021
  • Details : Distribution Project Manager

    At PowerNet, our people are committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable supply of electricity to businesses and communities across the lower South Island. We are an industry leader and as such, our progression and innovation is at the forefront of our business where we are committed to learning more about emerging technologies and the impact this will have on our customers, communities and network.

    We have an outstanding opportunity to join the PowerNet Operations Planning team in the exciting and rewarding role of Project Manager, based at our Balclutha depot.
    As a Project Manager you will be responsible for managing electrical distribution projects from contract inception, through planning, design and work pack generation to allow field teams to execute works. You will be accountable for commercial success of your projects from inception to project closeout.

    • Hold a relevant electrical or engineering qualification
    • At least five (5) years’ experience within the electricity distribution industry, with experience in project / contract management and maintenance scheduling
    • Understanding of standards and regulatory requirements such as easements.
    • Ability to ensure work is accurately scoped, planned and delivered
    • Commercial acumen
    • Electrical design and drafting, ideally in the distribution sector
    • Understanding of Quality Assurance and document control processes
    • Methodical around standardisation of processes

    Our candidate
    The successful candidate’s will be a highly motivated individual who possess a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach along with the passion to empower, develop and provide leadership in the Project Management space. They will be up front and honest and really want to make a difference within a company who encourages growth and development and a can do attitude of “Do it once, do it right”

    Our Culture:
    Here at PowerNet our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a caring team environment, a balanced approach to work and personal life, while encouraging professional and personal growth for everyone.
    If you are looking for that outstanding opportunity in your career then we encourage you to apply. Head over to
    You will need to attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application. All applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a current and relevant working visa for New Zealand.

    For further information or to request a Position Description please email

    Applications close: Sunday 9 May 2021