Contracting Capabilities

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

Vegetation Supervisor

The role
As a Vegetation Supervisor, you will demonstrate excellent communication skills and a sharp attention to detail. You will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and managing deliveries with the teams, with the role being equally divided between office and field work. You will spend half your time working directly with the team, providing operational level crew management and ongoing mentoring. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position will be based at our Hamilton Depot.

The key responsibilities for the Vegetation Supervisor position include, but are not limited to:
- Estimating vegetation work in the Hamilton area
- Prioritising upcoming work from the data
- Scheduling a detailed 1-month plan and a rolling 4 month plan
- Ensuring all paperwork meets the requirements
- All staff and work are compliant with all regulations
- Liaising with client, internal staff, crew and other stakeholders
- Attending internal and external meetings
- Maintaining accurate and up-to-date systems and data
- Report writing and meeting high H&S standards

What’s in it for you?
Our team is committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment where collaboration is highly valued. We are proud to have a leadership team that offers guidance and encouragement to help all team members perform their best work. 

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration and tool of trade vehicle 
- An in-house well-being programme, a peer support network (Kaitiaki) and EAP services
- Life Insurance and group discounted medical insurance
- Commitment to professional growth and development
- A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
- Tailored leadership development in line with our specialised capability framework
- Social club and participate in family and social events and activities 
- Discounted gym membership and a range of retail discounts

What we’re looking for?
We’re seeking an experienced candidate who has good experience working as a Supervisor strong experience in the industrial or commercial sectors.  

To be successful in this role, you will also have some of the following skills:
- Relevant trade qualifications with current practicing licenses are required
- Familiarity with pertinent Codes of Practice, Policies, Standards, Work Procedures, and Legislative requirements
- Up-to-date Workplace Competency (WTC) as per role demands
- Minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience with proven team leadership skills
- Strong background in vegetation cutting
- Ability to accurately price the work, scope where required, and allocate vegetation resources.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the transmission network, especially regarding vegetation.
- Field-based experience is an advantage and keen attention to detail.
- Problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
- Ability to analyse information and data
- Working knowledge of current Northpower and Transpower systems would be an advantage
- Proficient computer skills with intermediate knowledge of the MS Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels, including with clients.

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

We are 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!
Your safety and well-being are paramount to us. Don't miss out on the chance to join our team and contribute to our success. Apply now by visiting our careers website and searching for #REQ1303.

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. 

Pre-employment checks may include a criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing, and a medical assessment.

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).