Customer Connections Designers

Customer Connections Designers
Posted: 29 Jul 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Te Awamutu
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Start Date: ASAP



Waipa Networks owns and operates the electricity network that delivers power to 27,800 customers across the Waipa area.  Owned by the Waipa Networks Trust for the benefit of its customers, Waipa Networks is responsible for providing outstanding services and value for money to their customers. 


Based in Te Awamutu, we are centrally located in the mighty Waikato with city and country lifestyle opportunities, great schooling and a choice of great communities literally on our doorstep.   


With some internal staff changes and strong customer growth within the region we are now looking for two new Customer Connections Designers to join the team.  Reporting to the Projects Planning Manager these roles will ensure consistent output of engineering design deliverables related to new customer connections, ranging from individual connections to large subdivisions.  


A high level of attention to detail is key as you will also ensure compliance with safety protocols, design standards, and environmental and operational legislation, regulations and practices.


The successful candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate:

  • Line mechanic/Electrician/Diploma qualifications or equivalent.
  • 5 years of electricity distribution industry experience. 
  • Sound knowledge of engineering standards, regulations and procedures within a distribution network environment.
  • Cost estimation skills. 
  • Experience using GIS, CAD, CATAN line design software and MS Office.
  • Line design skills and experience to NZS7000.
  • Good communications and people skills.
  • Strong relationship development skills, customer service orientation and a self-motivated, team player.
  • A capacity to learn

These roles present a great opportunity to those who want to take the next step in their career in a business that is big enough to be exciting but small enough to care.  Waipa Networks offers team members various benefits including a key focus on professional development, attractive remuneration and medical insurance.


Learn more about Waipa Networks at; to find out more about the role, check out the attached position description.  Interested?  Click Apply today!


Please note that our work environment is safety sensitive and safety is of the utmost importance to us.  As part of our focus on safe working practices we operate a drug and alcohol free workplace. The successful applicant will therefore need to pass pre-employment medical and substance misuse assessments.