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  • Your Mission: Maximise the network.
  • Use your Power Distribution experience in the best way.
  • Timaru location



Alpine Energy delivers the energy to the businesses and home in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, powering industry and keeping people safe and warm.  Looking after both the efficient distribution of energy and strategic upgrading of the infrastructure, Alpine Energyhas its feet on the ground and a definite eye on the future.

A combination of changes and expansion mean there is a unique and appealing vacancy for a high calibre Maintenance Engineer to bring the changes in this dynamic organisation.


The Role

Working with the Network Asset Management plan, the aim of this role is to take what is already an impressive reliability record to the next level.  In order to make this happen we need someone able to bring a smart, strategic approach to the management and maintenance of a large and diverse network of assets. This requires a professional willing to refine the ground rules, analyse the figures and, combining this information with their experience, develop an effective strategy of proactive asset management.

The second part of the equation is about action.  You will work with the design team to ensure your strategies are translated into detailed programs designs, specifications and instructions to be delivered to the work teams.  You will keep in touch with them, monitoring progress, responding to queries and advising as necessary to see your work come to life.  Any feedback from this process will be gathered and incorporated to improve the future.

Both components of this role are very interactive - liaising with internal team members, consultants, external contractors and the numerous suppliers, compliance parties and other utilities. 



You will need to possess a very good experience and knowledge of electrical utilities assets from high voltage transformers to final connection hardware. You will have a thorough awareness of the inherent challenges, costs, design options and practicalities of providing a first class energy distribution facility.

  • Depending on your experience we will require anything from a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (NDE) or NZCE to a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or BE/B.Eng. (Electrical).
  • A minimum of two years' experience with Heavy Electrical systems or Distribution covering construction, maintenance and management.
  • Corresponding knowledge of NZ or similar Electrical Codes of Practice, standards and supply regulations.
  • A clean and valid driver's licence.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office Suite).
  • Experience with Maximo or Technology One / Tech1 could be useful.
  • Clear and confident written and spoken communications.

On offer is a unique opportunity to use your experience to upgrade and optimise a system meet rewarding and attainable goals. This is a good place to work - modern facilities and support when you need it. While the environment within the office is dynamic, professional and supportive, the environment outside would be one of the most accessible and beautiful places to live in New Zealand.


South Canterbury

Seaside, lakes and mountains make South Canterbury a prime destination for families and individuals who love the outdoors - mountain biking, road cycling, tramping, climbing. fishing, skiing and watersports are all there on the doorstep.  The quality of public facilities, housing and schools in the region is enviable and excellent value.  If you haven't considered South Canterbury as an option beforehand, now is a great time to look at fresh options.

Interested?  Enquire Today

To register your interest, apply below or, for more information, call Richard Foster +64 3 379 7002 or Lachlan McNeill +64 3 365 6673

NOTE: FOSTERRA and ACORVA are jointly and exclusively managing this role for our client.  


Engineering • Manufacturing • Electronics • IT&l;T • Infrastructure • Construction • Architecture
Electrical Power Distribution Engineer (Maintenance)
New Zealand
Timaru ~ Canterbury
Job Group:
Mining / Resources & Utilities
Job Classification:
Utilities - Electricity