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Design, build and commission our new substations and refurbish some of our existing ones
Deliver high quality Substation and Network designs within a multi-disciplinary team
Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network
Full Medical, Life & Income Protection Insurance
About WEL Networks
We’re excited to be innovating and upgrading our ever-growing network and future-proofing our region as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility; continuing to play an essential role in the Waikato region's economic and social development.
With the energy landscape changing at pace, 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 team members, passionate about supporting WEL into the future by building our new substations and rebuilding our existing ones.
About the team
Works Programme is a key group within the core operational groups here at WEL. As a group we always aim to deliver work within targeted times, meeting and exceeding customer expectations, with a workforce model which is capable, scalable, and adaptable to shifting demands and requirements. These goals are being challenged through a significant and positive change in the growth of Hamilton City and Waikato. Works Programme have reviewed the team and to continue to deliver expertly, alongside our great existing team of people, we have created a number of new opportunities.
About the role
As a Network Design Engineer, you will be a key contributor to our electricity supply infrastructure by delivering safe and cost effective, conceptual and detailed design solutions. Meeting quality, operational and commercial requirements while also satisfying a variety of customers.
Collaboration with Project Managers, Planners/Estimators and others across the business will help ensure your designs are professional and well considered to protect our network assets.
Safety in Design principles will be embedded into your high quality designs. With your team, you will utilise standard technical tools and processes, assist with the maintenance and improvement and address issues timely.
Skills and experience
Recognised BE Electrical or equivalent degree
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction or design of electricity network infrastructure – Substation design experience would be an advantage
A proven commitment to safety in your work
Advanced knowledge in Safety in Design and delivery principles for distribution networks.
At WEL, we look after our people – with medical, life and income protection insurance, a variety of flexible working options, the safest equipment and plenty of upskilling opportunities.
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 9 February 2022
Although we are really keen to fill this role - it is crucial we find the right fit for WEL, so we are prepared to start interviewing and close applications early, or leave the role open until we find the right person.
Safety: As an essential service, WEL Networks has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to ensure we can continue to deliver our services and keep our community safe. We require all our employees (and visitors to WEL sites) to be fully vaccinated. Similarly, we value a drug and alcohol free worksite and we will require you to take a drug and alcohol test before you join us.