Asset Assurance Engineer

Join our growing lines business in a pivotal role mixing engineering standards, technical work and relationship building!
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  • Varied role with fantastic scope for growth and responsibility
  • Manage our asset acceptance and public safety management system
  • Levin or Paraparaumu based
  • Join a local, growing business in the electricity sector

We are Electra Limited, a dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative local business, part of a vibrant community in the Horowhenua and Kapiti regions of New Zealand. We have been servicing our customers and the community for more than 90 years and believe the key to our success is our people, the community support we receive, our product innovation and diversification into new industries. The Electra Group consists of Electra Ltd and Electra Services (trading as Securely). 

Electra is committed to living our values of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountability and Integrity. We continually strive for excellence in everything that we do.  

As the business grows, and the work demands remain high, we’re looking to add to the team with a new Asset Acceptance Engineer into the fold.  This is a pivotal role within our business.

This role requires a combination of technical and people skills to be successful and requires exceptional stakeholder management skills coupled with technical nous.  This is a varied role, and you must be willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty one day out in the field, and the next remain office based to manage incredibly important standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of Lines Business controlled documents including the Public Safety Management System, engineering standards, commissioning and asset acceptance.  Working with key stakeholders to ensure they are maintained and developed to manage risks and efficiencies and they are widely understood, adopted and applied by Electra and its contractors.
  • Conducting audits of assets, works and operations to ensure they fully comply with engineering, quality and legal standards and the PSMS
  • Reviewing project proposals, ensuring these systems meet or exceed safety, health and quality requirements, including coordination between parties and the suitability of personnel nominated for the work
  • Contractor accreditation and authorisation that includes collaboration, co-operation and communication with PCBUs i.e. conducting assessments on contracted PCBUs and their employees, audits, safety observations and providing guidance and support to ensure they meet or exceed our requirements.  
  • Investigation of incidents, accidents and failures relating to public safety in order to establish root causes, and incorporating findings into risk registers and procedures

This is a senior role, where you will be challenged and looked upon for guidance, your opinion and knowledge, to steer Electra in the right direction.

You’ll bring to this role:

  • A trade qualification or degree in electricity distribution or related technical industry (power systems engineering etc)
  • A minimum experience in a similar role of 5 years or more
  • Excellent people and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent software systems experience and a solid knowledge of MS Excel, at the minimum
  • Operation of management systems for safety, quality and risk would be highly desirable
  • Experience in delivering innovative improvement opportunities is paramount, we’re always looking for ways to grow

Whats on offer?

We offer a competitive salary, a generous well-being package plus career and professional development, investment in training and your safety, plus a great bunch of people to work with.


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

25 Bristol Street
5510 Levin Directions 0212022809 View page


33 Tongariro Street
5032 Paraparaumu Directions 0212022809 View page

Electra Benefits

We offer some great benefits and perks when working at Electra, See these below!

  • Training and Development 💻🌏

    The continued training and development of our staff keeps them motivated, challenged and keen to continue their employment with us!

    Alongside our Line Mechanic Traineeship, we have also facilitated more than 12 industry-related courses, and we’ve spent more than $13.4m in training our staff!

    What does this mean for you? The chance to hone your skills, learn new ones, and progress through the organisation.

  • Health and Wellbeing🏥♥

    At Electra, we’re committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff. Below, see what we offer, it’s pretty amazing!

    • Medical Insurance through Southern Cross to our employees, and discounts to their immediate families.

    • Southern Cross members can enjoy additional benefits from their Wellbeing
    partners, such as Specsavers, OPSM,
    Lumino the Dentists, Southern Cross Pet
    Insurance and many more.

    • Life Insurance cover – for our permanent staff members who work more than 15 hours per week.

    • Voluntary flu vaccinations for our employees are provided.

    • Bi-annual mole checks are available to our employees.

    • We offer an Employee Assistance Program to support our staff. We know that people navigate good times and bad times, our EAP program provides confidential counselling services and practical assistance to assist with mental and physical wellbeing struggles.

    • Introducing our “Fit for work” program – This approach prepares our field crews for the day through physical warm-ups and ensure complete recovery for those in physical jobs out in the field through physical warm-downs.

    • Other on-going wellbeing initiatives such as assisting with financial wellbeing. Employees have the opportunity to meet with a Financial Advisor to seek advice on reducing debt, investments, reviewing mortgage and interest rates, just to name a few.

    • Ergonomic work-stations and electronic standing desks are provided to suit everyone’s physical wellbeing.

  • A commitment to your safety🥽🦺

    We are committed to industry safety best practice and want to ensure you get home safely each and every day. We provide the most suitable and up-to-date PPE available to all of our field staff.

  • Competitive Remuneration💲💰

    We know that attracting and retaining the best talent in the market is tough. That is why we are committed to providing market-leading remuneration across our roles. Couple this with our regional locations and the affordable house pricing that comes with them, you’ll be well looked after.

  • Superannuation💲💰

    We offer Kiwisaver across the Electra Group with a company scheme tailored specifically to our staff.

  • Free on and off-site parking available 🚗👮‍♀️

  • Relocation 🏠✈

    Relocation assistance will be considered on a case by case basis.

Workplace and Culture

Across the region, we strive to (and think we’re doing an excellent job) of making Electra a fun, inclusive, challenging, innovative and safe place to work!

We pride ourselves on our core values, of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountable and Integrity, and these values flow through every facet of work we undertake.

We work hard, but we also love to have fun, from plentiful celebrations to Line Mechanic competitions, quiz nights and family fun days, we sure know how to come together.

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