Vacancy Details

  • Vacancy ID : 78
  • Job Title : Power Systems Technician/Commissioning Engineer
  • Department : Technician
  • Closing Date : 1/09/2019
  • Details : At PowerNet, our people are committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable power to our 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 team in the exciting and rewarding role of Power Systems Technician or Commissioning Engineer based out of our Invercargill depot.

    In this role, you will be responsible for the testing, commissioning and quality assurance of our 66kV - 11kV network equipment. This equipment includes transformers, circuit breakers, protection, Scada systems and substation services.

    Preferred experience, knowledge and skills:

    • New Zealand qualification in Electricity Supply Power Technician (level 5 or equivalent)
    • Or New Zealand qualification in Electrical Engineering
    • Experience working in a high voltage environment
    • Ability to test control and protection systems relating to the industry
    • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
    • Be innovative
    • Class 1 New Zealand Drivers licence

    If you do not tick the box on one or more of the above, we can assist with the training and development to progress your career.

    Our Candidate:

    The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual. You will need to be confident and be a team player and contributor. Your commitment and strong communication will see you do well in the industry along with a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach. We are looking for people who are up front and honest and really want to make a difference within a company that 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 an outstanding opportunity to jump-start your career in the industry then we encourage you to apply. For more information, or to apply online head over to and attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application