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  • Systems, People and Leadership focus.
  • Bringing the changes to the Power Network
  • One of the best locations in New Zealand!

This dynamic organisation is responsible for maintaining and delivering the improvements to the electrical power network infrastructure in South Canterbury.  Covering one of the most desirable parts of New Zealand, this particular team is now ringing the changes in how assets are maintained and new projects delivered.  

With a new Asset Management Plan on the drawing board, they are working with teams, re-vamping the processes and adding a bit of technology to make tomorrow better for everyone.  Bringing better collection and use of data, smarter asset monitoring, reliability analysis and information management into the mix, the direction has been set, now it’s time for action.

This exciting journey requires somebody special to make it happen. 


The Role:

  • Day-to-Day Management of the teams to meet requirements.
  • Upgrading the future efficiency and effectiveness of the facility.

On a day-to-day basis the core of this role is to manage the network technical services operations.  This team is dedicated to undertaking all works relating to the electrical distribution network from overhead/underground lines to switchgear substations and transformers etc. 

Once settled, the responsibility of this role will be to develop the Asset Management Plan using skills, research and experience into a forward-looking, effective and do-able target. With this in place, the Technical Services Manager will champion the implementation with all involved people, parties and processes, keeping all informed, focused and on track.

There will be changes, challenges and set-backs along the way, and this is where your insight and foresight will reap dividends as you keep your eye on the horizon and lead the way.



To make this happen, this team need a strong leader with a very good understanding of the people, plant and processes involved in providing a top class HV power network - a person able to draw on real world experience and a passion for a better way who revels in the opportunity to make the changes happen.

If you have that special mix of practical experience and organisation with the leadership skills to educate and motivate the people around you, then here is a real opportunity to focus on something both challenging and rewarding.

Working alongside others in the team you will also benefit immediately from the support and local insight available. 



  • Inside knowledge of HV Distribution Network plant and equipment.
  • Experience in managing a Technical Services department.
  • Proven success in leading people.
  • EWRB registration.
  • A very confident communicator.


Why this one?

This is a great opening for a person who has probably already seen good progress in their career – perhaps from skilled trades to supervision to managing people and/or projects and having succeeded, is now looking for a change.

This role, with six direct reports and a core team of around 20 offers perhaps just the right balance of management and service delivery.  Within the team, the challenge is to manage and develop Planners, Supervisors, Power Technicians, Linesmen, Fitters and Charge Hands at all levels to their full potential, further afield you will be liaising with network stakeholders, compliance bodies and customers to make the changes. It is a balance of strategy, planning, management mentoring and practical sense you will find stimulating and very rewarding. 

The region is a hidden gem in New Zealand, the company offers excellent rewards and support and there’s plenty going on. If you are looking for a fresh start, we would be delighted to hear from you. 


South Canterbury, New Zealand:

South Canterbury offers excellent lifestyle and employment opportunities, where the average commute is 5-10 minutes, great selection of schools from early learning to tertiary, high quality health care, and median house price is $360,000 (2016). 

With easy access to the surrounding marine and lakes environments you have a wide range of year-round recreational activities, a safe and family-friendly community, freedom from city stresses and the opportunity to enjoy an interesting career without having to endure traffic jams and "the rat race".This could be your chance to enjoy an outstanding lifestyle with beaches and coastal walks within an hour of mountains and high country splendour.



To register your interest in this role, apply below or for a discreet discussion, call Lachlan McNeill on +64 3 365 6673 or Richard Foster on +64 3 379 7002.

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



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Technical Services Manager: Power Network
New Zealand
Timaru ~ Canterbury
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Engineer - Electrical