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Design Engineer - Substations

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Design Engineer - Substations

Tauranga / New Plymouth / Palmerston North

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your diverse knowledge across the electricity distribution industry or are you looking for a new challenge in your career? We are offering a Design Engineer for substations the chance to have challenging work as well as maintaining a work life balance. If you want to be part of an experienced Engineering team or you think you can bring something to the table we want to hear from you!

The Design Engineer role for substations provides conceptual and detailed designs for Powerco, offers specialist technical support across the business and guides and influences standard primary and secondary designs. You will also have a good understanding of the operation and maintenance of electrical protection and control systems. If you have an analytical mind, like to impart your knowledge to other people and enjoy problem solving this role in our substation Design Team may be for you. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop conceptual and detailed designs for substation projects;
  • Review external conceptual and detailed designs for substation projects;
  • Investigation and analysis substation related incidents;
  • Develop Powerco’s substation and network policies and standards;
  • Assist with preparing substation development and renewal plans for Powerco; and
  • Provide technical support to other Powerco teams and Service Providers.

It is preferable that candidates have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering majoring in Power Systems;
  • Experience in substation primary and secondary system designs;
  • Thorough understanding of substation equipment arrangements and installation methods;  
  • Experience in electricity protection systems design;
  • Experience in electricity protection primary and secondary testing; and
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Applications close: Friday 17 June 2022

Our ability to get the best out of people is what sets Powerco apart. We realise that candidates – especially from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds – often won’t apply for roles unless they meet ALL the criteria. We encourage anyone who shares our passion for connecting communities to apply for any role that aligns to your strengths and interests. We will provide a safe space where you can bring your whole self to work and thrive. 

If you would benefit from support or adjustments in order to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone 0800 769372 or email

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