Senior Network Engineer

- Lead WEL’s Asset Management Planning - Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network - Full Medical and Life Insurance
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  • Lead WEL’s Asset Management Planning
  • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network
  • Full Medical and Life Insurance

About WEL Networks

At WEL Networks we're delivering innovative energy solutions which enable our communities to thrive, and keep the lights on 24/7.

With over 250 employees, owned by and working for the community, we've 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.

About the role

As a Senior Network Engineer you will join the Asset Planning and Engineering team, to provide specialist engineering support for effective network asset investment planning, design, management and operations.


  • Lead the production of the Asset Management Plan (AMP) and the Annual Work Plan.
  • Develop asset strategies, policies and standards
  • Provide specialist engineering and professional support
  • Develop strategic network development plans in accordance with regulatory requirements, asset management strategy and governance.
  • Produce project scopes, high level design, cost estimates and high level schedules, and provide planning support for major capital projects.

Skills & Experience

  • Electrical Engineering tertiary qualification
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a Network Engineering Role
  • Proven experience in power system engineering and developing network configuration
  • Demonstrated experience in developing optimal asset strategies, delivering required performance outcomes and meeting stakeholder demands
  • Established knowledge of investment criteria including financial, technical and regulatory compliance, and current legislation and regulations.

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

If this sounds like the right fit for you, don’t delay - come and join us!

Apply Now and include your CV and Cover Letter. View the full position description for more details.

Applications close 1 November 2020.


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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