Protection and Control Engineer (Intermediate/Senior)

• Showcase your protection engineering experience • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network • Full Medical and Life Insurance
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  • Expand your protection engineering experience
  • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network
  • Full Medical and Life Insurance

About WEL Networks

With around 270 employees, owned by and working for the community, WEL Networks has been serving the Waikato for 100 years, distributing power from the national grid, connecting over 160,000 people to electricity services.

Based in Hamilton, we play an essential role in the region's economic and social development by identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region. We’re excited to be broadening our horizons as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility.

As the world is going through a period of significant change and adjusting to a new normal, so too is WEL Networks. With the energy landscape changing at pace, through the acceleration of Electrification, Solar, Batteries, and EV’s driving changing customer expectations, we are focussing now more than ever on unlocking our energy potential and realising our vision: to create an innovative energy future.

We are looking for skilled, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in supporting the company through this exciting new chapter and into the future.

About the role

Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader, the Protection and Control Engineer will manage and provide specialist engineering support for WEL’s protection and control and instrumentation (C&I) system.


  • Responsible for the protection and control system on WEL’s network to ensure that the system operates reliably and effectively
  • Working with the Engineering Team and consultants to form WEL’s protection system roadmap 
  • Developing and maintaining protection and control system processes and databases
  • Developing and maintaining relevant standards, templates and tools
  • Providing protection and control setting services
  • Providing general engineering support to the business as a member of the Engineering Team

Skills and experience

  • A tertiary level qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum five years’ direct experience in the field of protection system, setting, documentations and lifecycle management
  • Experience working in an electrical distribution environment

Staff Benefits

We look after our people – from full medical and life insurance benefits to the safest equipment and upskilling opportunities. We will also help you with relocation expenses when moving into the Waikato.

We are committed to making sure our people go home safe every day, and with a drug and alcohol free worksite we will require you to take a drug and alcohol test before you join us.

How to Apply

At WEL we value diversity and innovation, and want extraordinary people with vision to join us.  It is important to us that we get to experience a little bit of the ‘real you’ in your application.  Apply now with your CV and please take the time in a cover letter to tell us what really floats your boat – what sets you apart, why you want to be a part of our team and some of your proudest achievements.

View the full position description for more details and if this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply!  

Applications close 3 March 2021


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


114 Maui Street
3200 Hamilton Directions 07 850 3100 View page

Enabling our people

At WEL we look after our people. 

We are driven to upskill, bringing new trainees into the industry annually, and nurturing and growing our staff. 

We have an active social club, encouraging our employees to interact, include their families in their work lives and just have fun!

Through our WEL Balanced programme we provide a range of wellbeing and wellness initiatives to enable our employees to thrive in our communities.

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