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System Outage Specialist


Reference: 3789188

At Unison, we have a vision to be New Zealand's most progressive asset manager. Our team is focussed on enabling the communities we serve to prosper through excellence in asset management, customer understanding and innovative solutions. We believe that team work and integrity, together with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of our employees and communities will help us achieve our vision.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a System Outage Specialist to join out Networks & Operations team. In this role, you will coordinate network outages to ensure projects are progressed in a safe and timely manner. You will learn to write and check switching applications. You will gain the experience and competency to step in as a Network Control Operator as required.

The Key Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Develop competency with Unison and Centralines planned outage process
  • Process switching applications for planned network outages
  • Ensure all outage protocols and standards are adhered to
  • Writing and checking switching instructions.
  • Liaise with contractors to minimise outage times and customer impact
  • Develop competency to carry out duties of a Network Control Operator

The Key Training & Experience required for this position includes:

  • Electrical Registration
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in electricity distribution.

For full details of this role, please see the job description available on our website.

To operate effectively in this role, you will be committed to supporting the Company in achieving our vision and in living our Values. You will have good computer skills and understanding of database systems, along with a sound knowledge of the Safety Manual Electricity Industry. The successful candidate will also bring with them good communication skills and logical thought processes.

Unison understands that great performance comes from great people. As a valued team member, you will receive ongoing training and development as well as a host of benefits including contribution towards relocation costs, great remuneration, health insurance, and subsidies to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications Close: 24 Oct 2017