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General Manager - Lines Business


Reference: 4814251

  • Inspirational leader in electricity distribution
  • Leadership of planning, operation and delivery of the capital program
  • Embrace emerging technologies to improve performance
  • Based in Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast

About us

Electra is a 100% consumer-owned electricity distributor with over 44,000 customers in the Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast regions. We are a modern, exciting company with a strong community focus that continuously searches for the right opportunity to grow our business.

Electra are committed to living our values of Safety, Respect, Professional, Accountable and Integrity and we continually strive for excellence in everything that we do.

In addition to our electricity distribution company, The Electra Group has 100% ownership of its subsidiaries, Electra Services and Electra Generation. Our group of businesses provides employment to 179 (FTE) people across New Zealand.

About the role

Electra seeks an inspirational and experienced leader of the electricity network business. This role will have the responsibility for setting and overseeing an annual capital investment of circa $10m. This pivotal leadership role will be a key driving force in future-proofing our business in a time of significant change and emerging disruptive technologies.

As a member of our Senior Leadership team, reporting to the CE, our General Manager Lines Business plays a fundamental role in the setting and achievement of our business strategy and is responsible for ensuring that our business meets its compliance, legislative, budget and Health and Safety requirements.

This position will provide strong effective leadership and management to our Planning and Development, Customer and Products, and Service Delivery Teams to deliver operational excellence. A key focus of the role is overseeing the preparation and delivery of the Asset Management Plan and the achievement of the annual work plan and strategic objectives.

About you

You will be an inspirational leader, a strong communicator and have a genuine passion for building and maintaining high performing teams. A collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the desired outcomes is a vital requirement for you to be successful in this position.

You will be resilient and thrive in a challenging and diverse position. You are forward-thinking and actively seek continuous improvement opportunities which result in efficient and effective work practices across the business. You will seize the opportunity of the benefits of emerging technology and be forward-thinking to ensure Electra is ready for change.

You will possess a tertiary level electrical engineering qualification with extensive experience within our industry, at least ten years, at a senior management level.

Applications Close: 06 Sep 2019