Jobs Listing Branding
Company Drake New Zealand
Location Tararua, Manawatu / Wanganui
Pay & Benefits Attractive Remuneration package including vehicle
Listed Wed 11 Oct, 3:05 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference DI9660/AW1
Our client, one of the smaller, but most innovative, rural electricity distribution networks in New Zealand, requires a suitably qualified, high calibre General Manager to run all day to day aspects of their electricity network which currently distributes power to customers in the Southern Hawkes Bay / Northern Tararua region.

As General Manager - Network Division, you will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 22 staff comprised of engineers, project managers, designers, control room operators, line mechanics and faultmen as they deliver on key business objectives.

Employee safety and wellbeing is high on the priority list here and whilst 'keeping the lights on 24/7' is their motto, their focus on improving the work/life balance of their staff including free use of the onsite gymnasium and ongoing support of the local community is impressive.

Essential for this role is a tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering together with:

  • Associated registration as a practicing engineer
  • A minimum of fifteen years in the electricity distribution industry
  • Proven management experience and solid commercial acumen
  • The ability to manage relationships at all levels from key stakeholders, to effective engagement with the CEO and Board of Directors
  • Experience in safety management within a distribution environment

A self starter, you will enjoy the autonomy and flexibility that comes with working within the flat structure of a smaller operator and appreciate the opportunity to add value to an organisation passionate about new technologies.

In addition, you will have highly developed interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills, relevant previous experience in managing a team and an ability to deal with people at all levels. On offer is an extremely attractive remuneration package and an exciting career opportunity within a top performing rural network.

This really is an outstanding opportunity to utilise your electricity sector expertise whilst moving towards a more relaxed and balanced lifestyle in 'picture postcard' rural New Zealand.

To register your interest and discuss this role further, please call Lucas van Der Mere on 027 205 4586 or Ali Williams on 021 135 1058 or APPLY ONLINE.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.