Contracting Capabilities

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

Overhead Supervisor – Connections

An exciting opportunity has come up for an experienced Supervisor to join our Auckland Connections team who are working on interesting projects across the wider Auckland region.

Our supervisors are responsible for the safety compliance and motivating their teams to deliver satisfying outcomes for clients and customers.  The role will include regular site visits and work closely with field staff, delivery managers, HSQE team, our key client Vector, councils, Auckland Transport , contractors , suppliers, and consultants.

The role
Reporting to the Delivery  Manager- Connections,  you’ll walk the safety talk but also be responsible to lead a team in the delivery of connections, work effectively and efficiently in accordance with all required procedures, standards, and customer expectations. You will provide technical expertise and support, scoping and planning guidance to the Delivery Manager as needed.

 The role will also see you:

- Making sure  the  construction/installation of electrical connections to customer and Network requirements are actioned in a safe, timely, and efficient manner
- Managing  the effective use of the Live Work Justification Tool for all work being planned
- Adhering to all Live LV Work procedures as required for any works being actioned under live circumstances and as approved through Live Work Justification Process
- Liaising with customers and/or neighbours and stakeholders affected by works with open, honest, and timely communication regarding outages and/or access limitations caused by our works
- Planning outages and customer notification requirements in accordance with timeframes and systems always required by Vector

What’s in it for you?

You will be getting the satisfaction of playing an important part in helping deliver essential services to our communities. As an Overhead Supervisor, you will also experience variety working in a range of challenging environments which will extend your knowledge and capabilities. Other benefits include:

- Opportunity to make this role your own and lead a high-performing team
- Competitive remuneration, Tool of Trade vehicle, Paid Overtime, a range of retail discounts and benefits
- In-house well-being program- a Peer Support Network (Kaitiaki), EAP Services
- Life Insurance and Group discounted medical insurance with Southern Cross
- Commitment to professional development and growth
- A friendly place to work where people are valued and appreciated
- A supportive and inclusive work culture focused on safety and excellence
- Free access to onsite gym and car parking
- Laptop, iPad, Smartphone

About you
To be successful in this role you will have a passion being a people leader mentoring field and office staff. You will also demonstrate :
- Proven experience  leading a team as a supervisor or team leader
- EWRB Registration
- L4 Distribution Line Mechanic qualification
- Technical knowledge with demonstrated overhead lines experience
- Full class 1 NZ Driver Licence
-  A strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems and make decisions
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- A strong commitment to health and safety with an excellent safety record and safety first attitude
- High standard of  work ethics and professionalism
- Physical ability to perform field work relevant to the role as required
- Capable of  working well under pressure in a high works volume environment
- Enjoy working in team environments, yet able to work self-directed

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

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

We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers

Get in touch!
If you’re looking for the next step in your career and play a leading role apply now! Head to our careers website and search for #Req1286 to apply. 

Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open. Send in your interest early!

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).