Network Assets Manager

At MainPower, we are committed to delivering real value to our customers and community and have a dedicated Network Assets team with a strong focus on life cycle asset management. We are looking for a motivated and experienced Asset Manager to join our Assets team.

Reporting to the Network Manager, the role will be responsible for ensuring best value delivery from our regulated and non-regulated assets over its life cycle. You will develop strategies and plans that support good management for maintaining, renewing and replacing assets to ensure they remain safe, reliable and compliant at all times. You will have a full understanding of asset management principles and processes and ensure that customer expectations are incorporated into our maintenance plans.     

This role will suit an individual who likes developing and implementing asset life cycle plans in the electricity industry, has great attention to detail, and is passionate about safety.  You will also need to be a decision maker who is skilled in condition based risk management.

 To achieve this we are looking for someone who has:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably Electrical Engineering
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of the electricity industry with proven experience in the infrastructure asset management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management acumen
  • An absolute commitment to workplace and public safety.
  • Experience in the application of electricity distribution lifecycle practices and engineering economic analysis.
  • Experience in the use of GIS and computerised asset management systems
  • A professional and results orientated approach with good business and customer focus.
  • The ability to work constructively in a team, demonstrating a willingness to share information and to coach and mentor others.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

We’re committed to attracting the very best people and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment benefits, a constructive workplace culture, future training and development and more.

The full position description is available here.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Andrew Mulligan on 027 838 5198 or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to Anne Merrick, People & Culture Advisor, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to  

Applications close on Friday 3 October 2018.

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


Network Services Representative

Are you looking for a fantastic career opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of electrical distribution and your commitment to excellent customer service?

We are looking for a Network Services Representative to help the team provide excellent customer service and expert advice about our electrical distribution network.

You will have a good understanding of electrical practices in the industry and take a primary role in assessing and determining customer requirements, along with supporting service delivery to the customer.

The ideal candidate will have relevant electrical industry experience, preferably in a distribution network and must have highly developed communication skills. You will be able to juggle multiple tasks, provide an outstanding customer experience, whilst ensuring adherence to MainPower policy.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A relevant trade qualifcation
  • Proven experience within a network and/or customer service function
  • Strong communication skills with a positive and professional approach
  • Self-motivation, with attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • A team focus, with the ability to work independently and cope well under pressure

We’re committed to attracting the very best professionals and can offer the ideal candidates attractive employment 
benefits, a constructive workplace culture, future training and development, and more.

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

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

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

 Line Mechanics - Overhead Lines

  • Keen Line Mechanic; committed to Safety, Technical & Teamwork standards
  • Excellent Company; committed to people development, recognition & reward
  • True Lifestyle location; Community, facilities, housing, education & city links

The Team

From their Rangiora base, a purpose-built facility at Southbrook Business Park, MainPower’s Team provide expert network design, maintenance and customer-driven power services.  With a well-earned reputation for efficiency, a high skill base and work ethic, they provide highest standards, ‘go the extra mile’ and ensure a safe and reliable power supply to their community. 

“Our staff are our most valuable asset”, MainPower ‘walk the talk’ - offering some of the very best working conditions in the industry, comprising; work gear, yard facilities, technology, targeted training opportunities tied to multi-skilling, knowledge sharing, career pathways, succession planning and Reward & Recognition acknowledgements.  The caring, team-based work culture is supported by an active Social Club and a comprehensive Employee Benefits Programme, many also reach families.     

The Role

The Line Mechanic vacancies are evidence of MainPower’s people initiatives whereby people have successfully trained and secured other Field Services or Network Engineering roles or reached retirement after contributing loyal years with the company.

As a key member of the 65 strong Field Services Contracting team evidence of you demonstrating the following Competencies is essential: 

  • A qualified distribution Line Mechanic
  • NZ Residency or a firm NZ Work Visa
  • Commitment to Safety First – culture & motto, ‘Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe’
  • A passion for working outdoors and teamwork
  • Enthusiastic about maintenance & capital works projects
  • Contribute to efficiencies & improvements
  • Initiative & thinking ‘outside the square’ in problem solving
  • Resourceful & quality focused under pressure
  • Minimum Class 2 Drivers Licence
  • Compliance to a Drug & Alcohol-free environment & random testing
  • Commitment to training & personal development

You will find this is one of the best opportunities in the industry!  To find out more please call Michele McCurrie at Careerbiz on 027 344 2972 or send your CV and a letter detailing your fit to the Competencies to

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