Network Controller

Listed 12 days Ago
Alpine Energy
Energy and Utilities

Who we are

We own and operate the electricity distribution network that provides South Cantabrians with power. We are proud to be community-owned and connect over 33, 000 customers throughout the region. 

Our values of Safety, Accountability, Integrity, and Respect reflect who we are, what matters to us and how we do what we do. We care deeply about people, and strive to empower our people, our customers and our community while innovating for the future and generations to come.

We are considered an essential lifeline service, playing a significant role in our community, contributing to the growth and prosperity of South Canterbury and New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

We are in a period of substantial investment and with that comes exciting career opportunities for the right candidates to join our high performing team. 

What’s involved

Reporting to Team Leader Network Control, the Network Controller is responsible for:

· Monitoring network voltages, power flows and statuses using the SCADA system and other means

· Controlling all switching and operating on the network for planned work and during emergencies

What you’ll need

Essential for this role is in-depth knowledge of the Electricity Safety Regulations, SM-El. You will be familiar with the Electricity Industry Participation Code (as they relate to distribution companies).

To be successful your experience will include a combination of:

· Electrical registration or similar experience in the electrical field

· Experience with SCADA or telemetry 

· A minimum of 2 years Supply Authority work

· The ability to accurately record operating data

· Previous experience in similar work

· Attainment of or ability to study towards the NZ Certificate in Electricity Supply Network Control

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

· Be able to stay calm under pressure 

· The ability to articulate direction and goals, and support others in the achievement of these

· Leadership experience and the ability to manage a wide range of people

· Dedication to get results and have a willingness to accept responsibility

· The ability to perform under stress and adapt well to changing conditions

· You will also have a demonstrated level of technical knowledge, as well as having the skills to support the management and operation of the network.

What we offer

We value a healthy work life balance, and our strategy is to promote a holistic employee value proposition to support you to bring your best self to work. We want you to be highly motivated, competitively rewarded and encouraged to bring your ideas to the fore. For this reason, we have a range of benefits that can be packaged according to your individual needs. 

We have a genuine commitment to our people, our culture, our community and also like to have some fun along the way. A large part of this commitment is demonstrated in our very active Sponsorship space which seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the upliftment of the region. Being part of the Alpine family means you have the opportunity to be involved in these events and make a lasting impact.

Our ultra-modern offices in Timaru, promote collaboration and productivity, with panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Our Café is stocked with great coffee, interactive games, and an outdoor area for those well-deserved breaks. 

Application

If you feel this position is for you and can you see yourself playing a part in empowering South Canterbury’s energy future, apply by submitting a covering letter and CV, telling us why this position should be yours. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. We will be shortlisting as we receive applications, therefore we encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

In keeping with our value of Safety First, it should be noted that we have a mandatory Covid Vaccination Policy in place. You must hold a current driver licence and have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Skills & Experience

What you’ll need

Essential for this role is in-depth knowledge of the Electricity Safety Regulations, SM-El. You will be familiar with the Electricity Industry Participation Code (as they relate to distribution companies).

To be successful your experience will include a combination of:

· Electrical registration or similar experience in the electrical field

· Experience with SCADA or telemetry 

· A minimum of 2 years Supply Authority work

· The ability to accurately record operating data

· Previous experience in similar work

· Attainment of or ability to study towards the NZ Certificate in Electricity Supply Network Control

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

· Be able to stay calm under pressure 

· The ability to articulate direction and goals, and support others in the achievement of these

· Leadership experience and the ability to manage a wide range of people

· Dedication to get results and have a willingness to accept responsibility

· The ability to perform under stress and adapt well to changing conditions

· You will also have a demonstrated level of technical knowledge, as well as having the skills to support the management and operation of the network.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.