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Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Technical Maintenance Specialist – Substations & Strategic Assets

Welcoming an experienced Technical Maintenance Specialist with strong leadership skills to develop and act as a role model and mentor our Auckland team. You will be a HSQE champion and provide exceptional service to our client Vector in accordance with industry standards.

The role

Reporting to the Maintenance Delivery Manager – Zone Substations and External customers, as the Technical Maintenance Specialist- Substations & Strategic Assets, you’ll be responsible for managing resources to operate efficiently and productively in delivering Vector’s Maintenance plan and external contracts. You will see to the safety and compliance of office and field staff.

Based in Auckland, you will also:

  • Proactively look at opportunities to improve our maintenance delivery; maintenance of annual Preventative, Corrective and, Asset replacement work schedules
  • Ensure all relevant asset maintenance plans are implemented, completed and kept up to date – Monitor, analyse and report on financial performance against targets
  • Project manage small capital works
  • Manage corrective defects generated from Substation and CBD Tunnel Fault callouts
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise to drive team performance and ensure both office and field staff are getting training and development as needed
  • Be mindful, be present, be safe for yourself, workmates, customers, the public, networks and the environment
  • Assess situations for the safety of yourself and your team members achieving 100% compliance with HSQE requirements

What’s in it for you?

No two days will be the same as you will experience variety working in a range of challenging environments which will extend your knowledge and capabilities. You will enjoy benefits like:

  • Competitive remuneration and Full Private use Vehicle
  • Life Insurance and Group Discounted Medical Insurance
  • A range of retail discounts and staff benefits
  • An in-house well-being programme, a Peer Support Network (Kaitiaki) and EAP Services
  • Commitment for professional growth and development
  • A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture focused on safety and excellence
  • Free Gym facility and Car parking
  • Laptop, & mobile phone

About you

To be successful in this role you will display strong people skills, customer focus and lead within a high-performing team who work both in office and field roles. You will be able to manage challenging situations in a calm, mature manner and role model safety, quality guidelines consistently according to best practice. We’re looking for an individual who can further demonstrate the following:

  • Tertiary education with an electrical power major (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated operational experience preferably in the maintenance of electrical assets
  • The ability to motivate, mentor and lead demonstrating integrity and trust – Ability to pro-actively promote a safety culture in line with legislation and company procedures ; deliver positive outcomes without compromising Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment (HSQE)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience with using an Asset/Works management system will be an advantage; key will be the ability and “can do” mindset to learn systems quickly
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative working relations in a multi-cultural environment
  • Robust numerical and analytical skills
  • A strategic and critical thinker with the ability to solve problems and make decisions– Enjoy working in team environments, yet able to work self-directed – Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Full clean Driver Licence

About us

Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangarei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

We are also one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, and commercial sectors with a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements.

We have over 1,300 staff working together across 14 locations in North Island to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.

Get in touch!

Join us if you’re looking for a career defining role within a growing team where you can make your mark! Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open.

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered.

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies. If you’re interested in a role with us, we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don’t accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).