Control Room Operator

Join us due to growth in our awesome Control Room Operations! Great role, great team, smart people and a key role of responsibility!
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  • A pivotal role in our control room operations!
  • Levin based role close to home
  • Join a local, growing business in the electricity sector

We are Electra Limited, a dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative local company, 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. We 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, Electra Generation, 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.  

In this role, your key focus is to ensure the continued safe and reliable delivery of electricity to our customers across the Horowhenua and Kapiti regions of NZ.

You are analytical by nature and have an inquisitive mind; you enjoy reading and interpreting reliability data and monitoring network performance to continuously improve reliability, systems and processes.

With ideally 5+ years of experience, you are an Electrical Engineer with a Tertiary Qualification, or time served on the tools in the industry, you understand the intricacies of how Control Rooms work and operate, across the network. You remain calm under pressure and can supply reliable and timely information to your supervisor or other key stakeholders when significant outages or emergencies occur.

As this role is very process-driven, details focused and regulated, we would  foresee the successful applicant joining us from the Electricity Distribution sector, however we’d also include other Utilities like Gas / Water.

Anyone from these industries understands that when things go wrong, supply becomes unavailable or safety is called into question, disastrous outcomes can occur, and as this person, you’ve made it your job to never let these things happen, under your control! 

You will also be:

·        Ensuring the timely creation and review of switching schedules

·        Coordinating supply interruptions for routine maintenance

·        Monitoring and controlling the network to ensure a reliable supply

·        Managing electricity load demands and the ingress of Distributed Energy Sources

·        Directing field staff and operators in the rectification of supply interruptions during incidents and major events

No matter which area you come from, you’re hungry to learn and share your knowledge, a stickler for the process and rules, you understand why they are in place and ensure that you never take shortcuts.  Your communication skills are excellent, as you’ll be dealing with people in the field regularly, so clear comms are a must.

You thrive in pressured, and sometimes stressful situations, and solving problems to keep our customers power on is just part of your ethos.  This role has an on-call (paid) roster that will see you on call once every four weeks.

What do we offer you?

This role has a competitive salary commensurate to skills and expertise, 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.



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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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