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Counties Power is a consumer-owned lines company supplying power for over 90 years to over 40,000 customers in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions.  Our goals are zero harm for our people and the communities in which we operate, and providing a reliable and cost effective service our customers and consumers value. 

Currently we are going through a period of unprecedented growth in the region and with rapid population growth continuing across our district, both the network and the company are expanding to meet these exciting challenges.  At the same time, Counties Power is using leading edge technology including a smart grid, big data analysis and a grid scale battery trial.  We need great people to help us delight our customers and enable them to live life well in a rapidly changing and exciting industry.

To apply for any of the positions listed below please complete an application form and send to hr@countiespower.com with your CV.


Arborist ASSISTANT

South Auckland location

Great team environment

Counties Power is an innovative consumer-owned lines company supplying power to over 41,000 customers in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions.  Our goals are zero harm for our people and the communities in which we operate, and providing a reliable and cost effective service our customers and consumers value.  Currently we are going through a period of unprecedented growth in the region and we need great people to help us delight our customers and enable them to live life well.

We are currently looking for an Arborist Assistant - this position is about attitude and we are seeking a positive, motivated, high energy person who is completely focussed on safety to join the vegetation team here at Counties Power.  This is a great opportunity for someone with the following experience and characteristics:

  • Chainsaw experience
  • Heavy machinery experience preferred (e.g. chippers, excavators)
  • Always punctual
  • Motivation to learn
  • Team player
  • Can do attitude
  • Safety focussed… always

This is an excellent chance to join a well-established local company that offers training and career development to the right person.

Please complete an application form and email along with your CV and covering letter to hr@countiespower.com


 

Commercial analyst

This new opportunity within Counties Power will undertake financial analysis of commercial opportunities, prepare investment proposals and ensure regulatory commercial compliance.  The financial analysis would include, but is not limited to, large residential and industrial developments, generation investments and customer specific power solutions.   

A key aspect of this role is taking leadership in the analysis, and at times project managing the work, including managing customer and stakeholder relationships, developing innovative proposals and delivery within expected timeframes.  

The role will be expected to work closely with the Finance and Asset Management teams while being part of the Commercial team that includes the IT and metering teams to support continued internal and external innovation, business improvement and revenue growth opportunities.  

Counties Power believes in providing training and development opportunities to ensure we meet the evolving needs of the business and our people.  The package includes a competitive salary, relocation assistance, company paid medical, life and disability insurance. 

If reading this gets you energised and you have a university qualification in finance and economics and three or more years' experience in an infrastructure company or large accounting firm then please request a position description by emailing hr@countiespower.com (we ask that all potential applicants request this prior to applying).

This is an exciting opportunity to enter the electricity infrastructure industry at a time of rapid change with a progressive, stable and leading-edge company. Applications including a covering letter and CV can be sent to hr@countiespower.com and must be received by Thursday 9 November 2017.


counties power scholarship

The Counties Power Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled in 2018 for second or third year study in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) at either MIT or Wintec.  Preference will be given to those whose primary address is within the Counties Power patch; however others will also be considered.

The successful student will receive:

  • A $3,000 award each year towards fees (for study pursuant to the scholarship)
  • Vacation employment during the summer break periods
  • Potential employment at Counties Power after completion of their degree

Selection will be based on:

  • Completed application form
  • Interview and short presentation

To be eligible:

  • Must be eligible for employment in New Zealand.
  • Successfully completed year one of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)
  • Must be enrolled in 2018 for Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) at MIT or Wintec with a specialisation in Power Engineering (electives taken from year 2 onwards).

Applications are now open to students who fulfil the above criteria and have an aptitude for engineering, design and problem solving.

To apply please complete the application form and lodge prior to 11 December 2017 via e-mail to scholarships@countiespower.com


Customer Connections Designer - Subdivisions

We are looking to expand our team with a high energy, detail focused Customer Connections Designer with experience in electricity network design and construction, particularly subdivision reticulation, to help us deliver safe and cost-effective solutions for customers wanting to connect to our network. 

Working closely with our in-house field operations team, the successful candidate will be someone who excels in a collaborative and values based environment who leads safety from the front by ensuring designs are produced with the safety of our people, the public and assets front of mind.  The ability to multi task, prioritise workload and providing a high standard of service is critical to the role.

Key aspects of the role include working with customers to understand and meet their requirements for connection to the network, the production of detailed, consistent and compliant designs, and professional handover to field operations teams for delivery.

The successful applicant will have a qualification in electricity supply or electrical engineering, a minimum of three years relevant experience in designing high voltage network extensions and low voltage subdivision reticulation.  A high level of commercial acumen would be advantageous.  As this role liaises with numerous external stakeholders, outstanding communication skills, both spoken and written, are essential.

Counties Power believes in providing training and development opportunities to ensure we meet the evolving needs of the business and our people.  The package includes a competitive package, and company paid medical, life and disability insurance.

A position description is available upon request by emailing hr@countiespower.com. Applications including a covering letter and CV can be sent to hr@countiespower.com.


Arborists (utility)

South Auckland

Great team environment

Counties Power is an innovative consumer-owned lines company supplying power to over 40,000 customers in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions.  Our goals are zero harm for our people and the communities in which we operate, and providing a reliable and cost effective service our customers and consumers value.  Currently we are going through a period of unprecedented growth in the region and we need great people to help us delight our customers and enable them to live life well.

We are currently looking for a qualified arborist (level 3 Cert). To join our team, you will need an uncompromising attitude towards safety, have at least two years’ arboriculture experience. Be familiar with working out of and operating elevated work platforms and work well in a team environment.

 This is an excellent opportunity with a well-established local company that offers training and career development to the right person.

Please complete an application form and email along with your CV and covering letter to hr@countiespower.com


Line Mechanics needed

  • South Auckland based
  • Competitive earning potential
  • Benefits package which includes medical, life and income protection insurance

Counties Power is an innovative consumer-owned lines company supplying power to over 40,000 customers in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions.  Currently we are going through a period of unprecedented growth in the region and with rapid population growth continuing across our district, both the network and the company are expanding to meet these exciting challenges.

We are currently looking for qualified, experienced Line Mechanics. These challenging and rewarding roles will be joining well-disciplined teams of technical staff in the safe delivery of critical works and rostered fault response.

Reporting to one of our Field Services Managers these roles take responsibility for the delivery of allocated works and will require people with a genuine passion for health and safety, who take complete ownership of their accountabilities and the safety of all staff and contractors working with them.

This role will suit technically astute, hands-on experienced professionals who are adept at managing a complex workload of new build and maintenance based electrical projects.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • 4+ years' post qualification experience
  • Solid understanding of health and safety processes
  • In-depth technical knowledge of the electrical distribution industry
  • Modern and professional work ethic
  • A strong sense of resilience, tenacity and the drive to succeed
  • Excellent all round interpersonal skills and customer liaison style

Counties Power is a values-based, stable and forward thinking business that offers genuine development opportunities and a great working environment. This role offers a highly competitive wages and benefits package.

To request a copy of the job description or an application form please email hr@countiespower.com


Counties Power area

Counties Power has owned and operated the electricity distribution network in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato for over 90 years:

  • Serving the fast growing urban centres of Papakura South, Pukekohe, Tuakau, Pokeno and Waiuku. 
  • Stretching coast to coast, serving desirable life-style locations like Karaka, Port Waikato, the Awhitu Peninsula, Hunua, Kaiaua and rural areas that stretch south to Glen Murray. 
  • Supplying a range of well-established and new industrial businesses like the Glenbrook Steel Mill and Yashili Dairy Factory.

Counties Power people

You will fit in well if you are honest and trustworthy, an expert in your field, and have the initiative and drive to adapt to new challenges.  An eagerness to learn, relate well to customers and colleagues and a positive, energetic attitude are also important.  It is taken for granted that you’ll only apply if you are dedicated to working safely and efficiently at all times. 

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