Network Controller

We are looking for a Controller to join our Network Operations team. This role is responsible for helping our team safely and effectively manage the daily power systems operation for our Network.

Ideally you will have an electrical qualifcation (or equivalent), relevant industry experience, preferably in distribution network control, a strong commitment to public and workplace safety, effective communication skills and attention to detail. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring power system SCADA load management and radio communications.
  • Controlling contractor access to the MainPower New Zealand power system.
  • Communicating with and monitoring feld workers to help ensure their continued safety.
  • Managing planned and unplanned power systems interruptions, restoring power in an effective manner.
  • Providing good customer service, including direct communication, notifcations and timely responses.
  • Preparing operating orders and works orders.
  • Participating in an after-hours duty roster to ensure 24-hour coverage.
  • Assisting in identifying and mitigating quality of supply issues.
  • Managing safety isolations, High Load escorts, and contractor Close Approach consents.
  • Controlling livening of newly commissioned or installed equipment.
  • Maintaining system records, including outage statistics, livening notices, operating orders and the operational log.

We’re committed to attracting the very best professionals and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment benefits, future training and development and more.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

A position description is available here.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Jonathan Battson on 021 344 101, or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, People & Culture Coordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to