Protection and Automation Specialist/Engineer

Protection and Automation Specialist/Engineer
Posted: 6 May 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Te Awamutu
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Start Date: Negotiable

Keeping our assets, the public, our consumers and our team safe are at the heart of what our protection and automation engineer takes the lead on.


Your technical expertise in protection, control and instrumentation devices including voltage regulators, reclosers, switches, repeater stations, comms devices and RTU’s means you know exactly what it takes to support your engineering colleagues and the business to maintain, protect and control our network.


And at Waipa Networks we’re proud of our long and enviable career, providing a reliable distribution network for the last 100 years to a growing customer base.  And most importantly, we’re in the process of making sure the next 100 years will be equally as successful with significant technology and network upgrades that mean your role as a protection engineer with us will have lots of challenge and the opportunity to get stuck in to something new.


Getting this job right will mean that you already have (we reckon) about five years of practical, hands on experience in protection systems, control and communication devices and the life cycle management of these assets.  Distribution design, network projects, protection schemes and automated testing is also something that you’re likely already confident in and, of course, programmes such as MSOffice, ETAPand AutoCAD will be well within your comfort zone.


In return for your experience, we can offer you a team environment where you’re so much more than just part of the gang.  You’ll work across the business and your work and reputation will both precede and follow you.  Ours is too small an environment for you to hide in the corner, you’re our specialist and will have the responsibility and autonomy that goes with it.


In return, you can expect to be known for your achievements, work in a professional and well-respected team where career opportunities and professional connections that will set you up for the future are created.