Project Manager - Overhead Lines

Join us in this fantastic role where no two days are the same and responsibility is the name of the game! Fantastic role for someone in the electricity distribution industry ready to step up!
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  • Bring the spark back to your career! Project Management role with scope!
  • Competitive remuneration package + medical insurance
  • Key management role within our Lines Business

About the Electra Group

We are 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. 

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager – Overhead Lines to join our programme team, to effectively manage our programme of work, including projects, on the HV and LV distribution network. Reporting to the Programme Manager and working alongside other project team members, you will be proficient at managing and overseeing multiple projects at one time.

You will provide the required liaison, documentation and everyday management of projects, while ensuring that all projects are risk-managed, budgeted effectively and delivered in a timely manner.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping and planning of all HV and LV overhead projects and jobs
  • Monitor all teams' Health and Safety performance
  • Budget management for projects including variations
  • All materials are identified and available for projects
  • Comprehensive job packs are prepared and issued to field managers and discussed prior to commencement of work
  • Regular reporting of progress of work programme
  • Managing variations to scope of work and ensuring budgetary sign off is achieved

About You:

To be successful, you must be able to effectively manage in a busy, diverse environment with a superior attention to detail. You will also be a highly organised person with excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven experience of at least three years within a project management role, and ideally five as a Line Mechanic!

In-depth technical understanding and knowledge of the electricity distribution industry and a passion for our industries Health and Safety requirements is a must, as is a relevant qualification in Project Management.

Electra offers employees various benefits including a focus on staff wellbeing, a company vehicle for company and limited personal use, a great kiwisaver scheme and the chance to thrive in the local community!

There has never been a better time to light up your career. Join us now!


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

33 Tongariro Street
5032 Paraparaumu Directions 0212022809 View page


25 Bristol Street
5510 Levin 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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