Design Team Leader

We are looking for a Design Team Leader to join our team. Reporting to the Engineering & Design Manager, you will be responsible for providing safe, effective, and clearly communicated solutions for both customer connections and the development of our distribution network.

You will lead our team of in-house Designers to produce designs for new build and upgrade projects for both LV and MV networks. You will work closely with our Engineers to deliver a complete network solution and will also liaise with the Service Delivery and the Planning teams to ensure designs transition seamlessly from concept through to delivery.

Your responsibilities will also include coaching and mentoring our dedicated Design team, monitoring and managing design quality and service levels, and developing and maintaining technical standards and processes.

You will have a solid background in electrical design and drafting and be able to demonstrate:

  • A tertiary electrical qualification
  • 3+ years power systems design experience in distribution or transmission networks
  • A track record leading and managing technical in-house teams and specialist consultants
  • Sound technical knowledge of distribution network components, constructions, and operational practices
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of regulatory and industry standards, guides, and best practice
  • A practical, customer-focussed approach to problem solving
  • Proficient drafting with AutoCAD or equivalent
  • Commercial acumen and administrative savvy
  • Superb planning skills to ensure priorities and tasks are completed on time
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Rigorous management of documentation and workflow
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with a flair for communicating technical information to non-technical people
  • Absolute commitment to workplace and public safety

We are committed to attracting the very best people and can offer a constructive workplace culture, future training and development, and attractive employment benefits including health insurance and a 9-day fortnight option.

To apply for this position, you will have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

For more information and a full position description please click here.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Darren Webster on 027 567 2941 or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, People & Culture Co-ordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to

Applications close on 19 February 2021.

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