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As a Network Distribution Controller your top priority will be the efficient delivery of a safe and reliable electricity supply to our customers, while protecting the safety of our staff and community
Experienced Network Controllers wanted
Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network
Based in the Waikato, we offer medical, life and income protection cover
About WEL Networks
With around 300 employees WEL Networks, owned by and working for the community, has been serving the Waikato for over 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.
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
This is a great opportunity for an experienced and suitably qualified person to become a member of our 24/7 System Control (SYSCON) team.
Reporting to the Network Operations Manager, you will join our highly skilled Network Controllers in controlling the day-to-day operation of WEL’s Distribution network using leading SCADA, Load Control, Outage and Distribution Management Systems.
The efficient delivery of a safe and reliable electricity supply to our customers, while protecting the safety of our staff and community, will be your top priority.
This is a ‘real-time’, think on your feet role and is varied and stimulating whilst also expanding your experience and expertise into network operations.
We are looking for someone who is an experienced Network Controller with:
An electrical qualification (with a B.E. or NZCE (Electrical) an advantage)
A focus on meeting customer requirements, the ability to prioritise, follow procedures and pay attention to detail
A high level of computer proficiency, excellent numerical skills and a clear and confident verbal communication style
Sound industry knowledge of distribution protection, equipment loading capability and reliability performance criteria
Working in a 24-hour shift roster will require you to be extremely reliable and a flexible, a co-operative and supportive team member. However, you will also have to be capable of working completely independently, sometimes under pressure.
Additionally, it would be great if you have a comprehensive knowledge of distribution system operating procedures, field construction requirements and industry safety rules.
At WEL, we look after our people – from full medical, life and income protection insurance cover, to the safest equipment and plenty of upskilling opportunities. We will also help you with relocation expenses if you are moving to 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 and participate in our annual health assessment programme.
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 or phone Steve Hull (Network Operations Manager) on 021 681 350 for more details and if this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply!
Applications close – 1 September 2022, however we are really keen to fill this role and it is crucial we find the right fit for WEL, so we are prepared to close applications early or leave the role open until we find the right person.