Safety and Business Risk Manager

  • Key Member Executive Leadership Team
  • Engaged and Supportive Board

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive this senior role represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced health & safety leader to promote the drive for excellence in risk, environmental and safety practices, building the skill base and competence across the organisation. With solid foundations already in place and a highly supportive Board, significant progress has been achieved with the health and safety culture. As a key member of MainPower’s disaster recovery team and business continuity planning framework, this role is also responsible to facilitate the integration of risk management into the strategic and business planning process. 

 Successful candidates will have:

  • Held a senior role and have an expert understanding of H&S, environmental and wider business risk, preferably from within manufacturing/heavy industry/energy/high consequence environments.
  • Extensive experience developing/executing strategy, policy and frameworks for health and safety and risk, alongside the development of operational plans
    • Experience developing and maintaining an Integrated Management System (IMS)
    • Demonstrated success using a modern and sustainable approach to risk and health & safety, together with an ability to envisage and drive change
    • Exposure to quality and environmental leadership
  • Exposure to civil defence emergency management
  • A collaborative and practical approach with strong implementation skills and the ability to roll up your sleeves when needed
  • A successful background in the development of relationships with internal operational staff and external stakeholders
  • A strong focus on the leadership and development of your team
  • A good level of commercial/financial acumen and is market savvy
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable but not essential.

Your style, fit and leadership skills are crucial to this role and we seek a candidate who understands and model’s behaviours in line with our values and culture. You will:

  • Be proactive and known for ‘making things happen’
  • Enjoy playing a key role in a successful team
  • Experienced in building an environment of trust
  • Practical and down to earth
  • Drive continuous improvement 

The full position description is available here

For more information please contact Louise Green at Sheffield.


Electrical Fitter / Electrician

We are seeking a qualifed and experienced Electrical Fitter/Electrician to join our Operations team. Based in the Substations and Switchgear workshop, this position involves the construction and installation of distribution substations, kiosks and link boxes. It includes the inspection, repair and maintenance of both pole and ground mounted electrical equipment, such as oil filled switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers, ABS equipment and some associated civil works.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • a relevant New Zealand electrical registration with a current practising licence (minimum 5 years experience post qualification)
  • experience with HV substation/distribution equipment
  • an absolute commitment to workplace and public safety, and a sound knowledge of electricity supply industry safety requirements
  • a strong customer service focus
  • ability to work to written instructions and complete as-built electrical plans
  • good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • a class 2 drivers licence (preferable).


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

To make confidential inquiries, please contact John Wilson on 027 886 1112 or to apply for this role please send your CVwith a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, People and Culture Co-ordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to kate.williamson@mainpower.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 22 June 2018.

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.



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 relevant industry experience, preferably in distribution network control, have a strong commitment to public and workplace safety, effective communication skills, attention to detail, and you must be available to participate in an after-hours duty roster. 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
  • being an effective member of the Control Room team, including participating in the after-hours 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
  • planning outages to minimise downtime on the network and grouping similar work into logical packages.

We’re committed to attracting the very best professionals and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment benefts, 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 confdential 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 kate.williamson@mainpower.co.nz

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



Line Mechanics

If you have a passion for working outdoors, enjoy working as part of a team while providing a service for the local community, and are a qualifed Line Mechanic then this could be the job for you. We are seeking qualified distribution Line Mechanics to join our Overhead team, to undertake maintenance and capital works on our Overhead distribution network. Some manual civil work is also required as part of this role.

Applicants must hold a current NZ Line Mechanic Registration, a current practicing licence and have proven experience as a Line Mechanic. We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • an absolute commitment to workplace and public safety
  • a strong customer service focus
  • a high level of physical fitness and confidence working at heights
  • self-motivation and initiative
  • excellent communication skills
  • a positive, constructive attitude
  • commitment to achieve the required competencies for the role
  • a minimum of a Class 2 drivers licence.


We’re committed to attracting the very best employees and can offer the ideal candidates attractive employment benefits.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Noel Boyd on 027 504 5500 or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to:
Kate Williamson, Human Resources Coordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to kate.williamson@mainpower.co.nz

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.